Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cultural appropriation

From Powers of Mind by "Adam Smith":
Ram Dass had become an archetype, a metaphor himself. Kids followed him to India, around India. The Indians were a bit bewildered. "The young Americans," they said, "dance and sing kirtan all day." Kirtan are religious chants and songs. "But they're so young. Don't they know the stages? First you're a student, then you go into a profession or business, then you become a householder, then your household grows up and doesn't need you any more, and then you go do kirtan all day."

A little injection of "Come, follow me?"

1 comment:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Our fascination with Eastern religions is usually the Westernised versions of Eastern religions.