The likes of Deepak Chopra are in the lives of the rich and famous to put law and order in their mental life and bring them back to normalcy but going by the reports not many have benefited from the art of living concepts introduced by these Gurus. Do we need such people at all? The case in point is Michael Jackson who was being advised by Deepak Chopra.
Advice is one thing... whether the one receiving it is following it is yet another. I do not think Chopra or any such health Gurus would have advised a cocktail of pain-killers and rigorous exercise suddenly (he had a huge big show the previous night where the pain killers could have masked any pain).
Gurus of sorts are necessary to guide a person into any chosen path (there are various types of Gurus for all sorts of beliefs and regimen). For that matter, arnt legal advisors, CAs and other \'Consultants\' also generically Gurus?