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?"
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.
September 27, 2012 |
As awesome as birthday comments are, nothing beats a gift. And Facebook has taken note. The social networking giant announced a new service Thursday afternoon called Facebook Gifts that will let users buy and send each other presents they can enjoy in real life. To start, these presents include Starbucks gift cards, stuffed animals and cupcakes, but Facebook said it will continue to add more options every day. Picture Gallery: Fresh Facebook Features The company said users will have the option to send gifts from birthday reminders or when they visit their friend's timelines.