Reflection Of The Kumare Documentary

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Kumare Documentary I found the Kumare documentary very entertaining and enlightening to watch. The clear message that everything each of us needs can be found inside of us was demonstrated in the ways that many of Kumare 's followers were able to improve and change their lives in spite of the fact that Kumare was not truly a guru or spiritual leader at the beginning. I also felt that Kumare learned as much from the process as his students did. While Vikram went into the process not believing that he was anything special, and not believing that anyone was really a true spiritual leader and that most of them were fakes, he came out realizing that he really did have the power to help people. By passing on the message that we are all able to …show more content…
Each of the students had it in them to improve their lives and do the things they wished they could, but it took meeting Vikram to get them to see this. In the end they did it themselves, but in a sense Vikram showed them to way to self-improvement and inner peace. In this sense, I believe that he did become a spiritual leader, though perhaps not in the way that most people would perceive one to be. I really enjoyed watching this documentary and found it to be a good learning experience. The Kumare documentary shows religion as being socially constructed in that Vikram brought together a group of people and worked with them to create and develop an ideology they could use to view and understand themselves and the world. In teaching the students to understand themselves and the world around them, Vikram created a sort of religion or spiritual ideology with its own rituals, beliefs, chants, and clothing that was socially constructed to give people something to believe in and the tools to understand …show more content…
I will watch it again because I think I will be able to learn even more and glean deeper meaning from it with repeated watchings. I am interested in spirituality, self-improvement, and altruism and I find Vikram and his experiment to be a fascinating look into how people 's minds work and how willing they are to create and experience enlightenment and self-love. It makes me wish Vikram was truly a guru and spiritual teacher, although I 'm sure he gained as much from his time with the students as they did and maybe he will continue to help people, though not as

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