Has the world gone mad?

Why is Deepak Chopra writing about golf? To quote from the description of Golf for Enlightenment:

But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself.

Personally I’ve always thought that all golfers should be exiled to Australia. If they’re going to get all spiritual about it, on top of everything else, we might have to accelerate this program.


Will's picture
Will on March 23, 2003 - 08:46 Permalink

What next, the Dalai Lama on finding Buddhahood through cocktail parties? Perhaps Chopra and his New Age colleagues could find other ways to sell books to white people with disposable incomes. The disadvantaged

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Wayne on March 23, 2003 - 13:05 Permalink

oh, well…it seems that the world is made up of golf fans, Tiger fans and non-belivers. I could take Australia…lots of Golf, beaches and some pretty good beer.

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Rob Paterson on March 23, 2003 - 14:38 Permalink

Michael Murphy, the founder of Esalen, has apparantly (I don’t play the game nor have I read the book) written the definitive Spiritual Book about Golf called the “Kingdom” so Chopra is actually following in a genre

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Wayne on March 23, 2003 - 15:12 Permalink

The only book on golf I would recommend would be Ben Hogan’s “Five fundamentals of golf”. And any article that deals with how to develop a bad memory would also be helpful.

I think Fosters is Australian, n’est pas?

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Alan on March 24, 2003 - 17:37 Permalink

I heard he said something bizzare about the children of Iraq needing play to overcome the effects of bombing — not stopping the bombs — just golfing away the “I’m a kid being bombed blues”.

Wayne, Fosters is nightmarish mega-brewery effluent. Find a real ale.