I notice that the Dalai Lama met with Deepak Chopra recently in Dharamsala, HP. This is reported in Osho News as presumably good news for the evolution of consciousness.
But is it?
What is so attractive about an old-time religion that is run in essentially a feudal manner?
For example, the men and women are still separated in the monasteries with all the predictably depressing results of closet homosexual activity and heterosexual power abuse. All hushed up with an efficiency that would make a Catholic bishop jealous! This is not just in the in the westernised scenes such as Shambhala and Sogyal Rinpoche, it’s across the board, and also rampant in the Dalai Lama`s own monastery, where the meeting took place.
Despite all this, sympathetic westerners, who include a lot of Osho sannyasins, have an idea, as reported in the article, that this man and his org have some special kudos or validity in saying how the world should be run and how kids should be brought up!
DL comes over as a nice ond buffer, for sure, and he trots out stuff like:
“So, my brothers and sisters, now we should be active to bring [about a] happy world, peaceful century, step by step” and “I think India should be more active regarding promotion [of] religious harmony.”
But then again, so do the Pope and his cronies.
I remember, back in `83, Osho sent a couple of female therapists to some world religious meeting where they stood up (on Osho`s orders) and confronted the Dalai Lama about the inequality of women in the religious orders and addressed him as “Your Phoniness” as opposed to “Your Holiness”.
Does that kind of yippy/encounter kick-ass stuff not apply now we are all in the nuage together, happily singing our mantras ?
I wonder what the SN punters think of all this (if anything)?