Guru from New Jersey

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Guru from New Jersey

Post by Lausten » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:46 pm

Kumare, the movie
Just watched this really amazing movie, a documentary, about a guy who pretends to be a guru, gets in way over his head, and ends up really teaching something about finding your own truth. I'd love to hear how the woo-ists feel about the parts where it's just pointing a camera at people while they say ridiculous things. It seems they are making fun of these people, but they didn't put the words in their mouth.

It was painful for the first half. There was a lot of woo talk and people looking completely stupid, including an "acoustic theologian" out in the desert somewhere who had all sorts of weird devices to shake up your chakras. But when he starts to work on his exit strategy, he says perfectly true statements about how you don't need gurus. They all see this as some sort of Buddhist koan, but of course it's true.

There are several times when you can see how easy it would have been for him to manipulate the situation for personal gain. He makes it look easy.

It's on Netflix.
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Re: Guru from New Jersey

Post by TJrandom » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:56 pm

Thanks for the warning....

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Re: Guru from New Jersey

Post by Austin Harper » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:52 am

I thought it was really sad. You can see the pain in the eyes of his followers when he tells them the truth.
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