December 31, 2006
"Selling karma, hoping for a positive return" (Dec. 20) is a sad commentary on how far we have fallen from the true essence of selfless service through action. As a student of yoga for more than 40 years, I have seen the increasing commercialization of yoga and spirituality eat away at the sacredness of these interconnected paths to awareness and service to humanity. Andrew Loren Klamer reached a new low when he chose to "trademark karma philosophy about the importance of doing good things."
October 16, 2009 |
The mass of men may lead lives of quiet desperation, but Power? He's living the drum. "Adventures of Power" is "Napoleon Dynamite" with imaginary drumsticks, a quest movie for the Rock Band generation. Ari Gold (yes, that's also the name of the agent on HBO's "Entourage," and that show's Adrian Grenier plays the villain here) writes, directs and stars in the story of a dreamer from a small New Mexico mining town who longs to bash the fake skins. Unfortunately, Power's passion for air drumming is a love that dare not speak its name.
January 17, 2010 |
Yeah, there's a curse. His name is Donald Sterling. You've believed it, I've believed it, but the idea of a single ominous factor fueling the 26 seasons of Clippers disaster grew even deeper roots Friday when a noted basketball witch doctor pointed his bony finger. Now, even Phil Jackson believes it. "I come from a generation that believed in karma," the Lakers coach said last week when asked about the Clippers' problems. "I do think there is karma in effect ultimately."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1987
For the first time, a foreign journalist has focused on the fear of extinction in the Sinhalese without also pooh-poohing that fear. In every century, the Sinhalese have had to struggle against Indian and other foreign aggressors to retain their ethnic identity. That, as the Sinhalese say, is their karma. I am not a Sinhalese, but I am married to one and have encountered the anguish of that karma: "Will we one day, like some extinct animals, be reduced to mere pictures in National Geographic?"
February 6, 2012 |
Fisker Automotive has stopped work at a former General Motors auto plant in Delaware where it plans to build Project Nina, a family-size plug-in hybrid that is expected to sell for about $50,000. The Anaheim-based auto company laid off 26 workers at the plant and let go 40 contract employees working at its headquarters . That leaves the company with about 600 employees working on automotive development in Anaheim. The company said it “delayed work at the plant based on ongoing discussions” with the Department of Energy “regarding funding for the Project Nina program.” The agency is withholding loans for the Nina project because Fisker missed milestones in getting its first vehicle, the Karma sports car, to market.
June 14, 1997
It's not bad chemistry in the clubhouse that's hexing the Dodgers, the bad karma is stadium-wide. The Dodgers were doomed from opening day when they introduced the "Super Dodger Dog" and lost. As a connoisseur of stadium culinary fare, I have always rated the Dodger Dog as the ultimate national pastime cuisine. By referring to a product that is only fatter as "Super," the franchise disses the venerable "regular" dog and produces disharmony with the basic vibrations of L.A. Restore the glory of the Dodger Dog and victory will surely follow.