--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "markmeredith2002" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <vajranatha@> wrote: > > <snip> > > > I also have the highest respect for Chopra, he's a fine man with > > > great integrity IMO. > > > > Who allowed his name to be put on a book that was > > written by others? > > First, we don't know that's true about the ayurved book just because > some mov't docs say so. Second, it's done all the time and it has > nothing to do with integrity if that's how the contract between the > parties reads. If it was done unethically in some way, it's an easy > lawsuit for the real authors.
Precisely. If both parties agree, no harm no foul. It reminds me of a story I heard Paul Anka, the singer and songwriter, tell on the Howard Stern Show several months ago. Anka is known as the writer of the "Tonight Show with Johnny Cason" theme song. But Howard knew that, as a requirement to get that song -- and the lucrative royalties that went with it -- as the official theme that Anka had to agree to give Carson co-writer credit. So, officially, both Carson and Anka are the co-writers and have shared through the years a 50/50 split on the royalties although everyone knows -- wink, wink, nudge, nudge -- that Carson didn't write a note that it was all done by Anka. So Stern said to Anka: wasn't that Carson a prick for doing that to you? And Anka's response was 'no, he wasn't. That's the way things were done in those days and if I didn't want to have it as the theme of the show I was perfectly free to decline the offer." > > It's well known Chopra used the santa fe ex-purusha guy to help write > many of his original books. Chopra supplied him with an outline of > each chapter for the book, the ghost writer writes the chapters, and > then Chopra edits the final draft. Both parties were very happy with > the arrangement. MMY blessed the arrangement so that Chopra would > have more time to promote M-ayurved on the lecture circuit - so Judy > should question MMY's integrity as well for encouraging it. (I got the > above from a close friend of the ghost writer who seemed sane). > > I'm not a huge Chopra fan - I'd be more open to anti-Chopra ghost > writing bashing if he didn't really understand the substance of the > books, but it's clear from his seminars that he knows the stuff. > > PS - Who knows the details of how MMY and Vernon Katz collaborated to > write the Gita?? > > > Who tried to push the "revisionist" untruth that the > > Beatles were thrown out of MMY's ashram because they > > were doing drugs? > > The drug rationale has been around in the mov't for decades - it's a > way for TBs to cope with the MMY-Beatles breakup, it doesn't jibe with > 95% of what people who were there say. Chopra apparently heard it > while in the mov't and passed it on at that time. How it got into a > 2006 Indian article on the beatles is still a mystery to me? > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/