Monday, October 8, 2012

G's Movie Review: Decoding Deepak

Because I still don't know what I want my blog to be about, I'll write about whatever is in my head

I watched Decoding Deepak last night





I meant to go to the Laemmle's Monica 4-plex in Santa Monica over the weekend, but I didn't get a chance to make it out there. It's a 23 mile ride from my apartment, President Obama was in town, and I had no desire to be in traffic over the weekend

BUT I just rented the movie on iTunes :)

Deepak Chopra's son, the super handsome Gotham Chopra, is a filmmaker and he follows Deepak around for a year

I liked the movie :)

I wasn't surprised  by anything I saw

Like Deepak being attached to his BlackBerry and Twitter account even while he was going through the process of becoming a Buddhist monk

I follow Deepak on Twitter so I already knew that he needs to join a 12-Step program for Twitter-Addicts ;)

I think the point of the movie was not to debunk Deepak but to show his humanity

His realness, his attachment to things of this world, his confusion, his contradictions

I did find it super interesting to see how he lives in something like a bubble

A "spiritual rockstar bubble" ;)

I'm not sure if he's able to have a conversation without referencing a spiritual truth

I wonder...

Not that it bothers me because I don't have to listen to it all the time

But no one likes a know-it-all Deepak, give me a break! Haha

I think the movie is great in showing how spiritual leaders at the end of the day are still living a human existence

They're not superhuman beings to be worshiped

They are common folk whose brain is able to absorb spiritual knowledge and then regurgitate the knowledge back to the masses, but it doesn't mean that they fully live and feel that knowledge

Spiritual leaders are like a GPS system

They have all the information to guide you to your destination and you trust its accuracy, but you're the one who's going to take yourself there. Sometimes, you might even know a different and better route and so you ignore the GPS and do it your way. The GPS is not the ultimate decisions maker, you are. The GPS is not something you aim to become, it's just a device full of information whose purpose is to assist you in your journey

You like that analogy? lol

Truly, at the end of the day I consider Deepak Chopra to be a man who has phenomenal mental capabilities, who has an outstanding charisma that touches millions, and a human being who is able to influence the masses with sincere intentions of bettering the world

He's really just a man and that is all the perfection, beauty, and purpose you need

The end :)

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