Steven Seagal: Action Hero turned Plump Buddha says “We’re all Good.”

Via on Dec 1, 2010

This video, titled (on youtube) “Steven Seagal claims he’s God,” has about a million views. Having heard some questionable things about his “discovery” as a reincarnated Buddhist guru (as in, he paid for the honor), I expected the little video to be bad news.

It wasn’t. I came away feeling like he knew his Dharma, at least on the basic level allowed by a brief news interview:

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Steven Seagal: Action Hero turned Plump Buddha says “We’re all Good.””

  1. Steven says:

    Looks like a hatchet job by the interviewer. When they actually let him speak, he makes sense. When the interviewer talks, it sounds like, "Oh no! Blasphemous weirdos from the East are among us."

  2. elephantjournal says:

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    Kate V: um…didn't steven seagal beat his wife?

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    Rob C: is there a larger douche on the planet?

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    T'ai J: Too bad he is such a bleep and bleeping bleep yuck

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    Joe E: Hard to Kill was awesome!

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    Peggy O: Segal is blatantly mis-quoted.

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    Elizabeth B: http://articles.cnn.com/2010-04-13/entertainment/
    It's good to be a Guru. Then all your actions can be justified as being "spiritual." See above.

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