Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

The Real Cure For Evil Is Also the Fastest

posted by dchopra

I have no patience for theories of universal evil — that is, attributing evil to Satan, the fall of man, genes, human nature, or unnamed dark forces lurking in our unconscious. In one way or another, these theories have increased the effects of evil rather than alleviating them. In addition, they are false, or at the very least unprovable. Evil may be powerful, but nobody has ever photographed the devil or caught the unconscious on an MRI. On the other hand, there’s enormous validity in viewing evil as something very different: a matter of perception. We all know this from everyday life. We forgive our children for things that we condemn harshly in another person’s child. Our perception is colored by love and loyalty on one hand but not the other.

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To save lives, is it justified to invade Myanmar? (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Time Magazine asks, Is it Time to Invade Myanmar? With reports of up to 100,000 people dead, and no signs of relief from the after effects of the cyclone, the humanitarian crisis is unraveling. Meanwhile, the government is blocking aid because of fear of letting foreign entities in. “If we let them get away with murder we may set a very dangerous precedent,”

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The Pressure To Be Good

posted by dchopra

In a recent interview for his new book on democracy, Bill Moyers presented the bleakest face of goodness that one could imagine. He is too gentle to mount a jeremiad, yet Moyers’ recent career has been one long lamentation. He says, “Politics can create problems that politics can’t solve,” citing the frightening rise of lobbyists, special interests, and ideological factions. The moneyed classes ride roughshod over the poor. Political power slides into lucrative influence peddling the minute a senator, congressman, or president leaves office. None of these genies can be put back into the bottle, as he sees it. The forces of greed and corruption are too strong, too deeply entrenched. Democracy has crumpled in the grip of dark forces. What remains of Moyers’ brand of Sixties liberalism? Only a residual feeling in people’s hearts that a society should be decent, good, and fair.

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Politicians and the Cycle of Lying

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post by Deepak Chopra in response to their question:
The percentage of voters who find Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama “honest and trustworthy” is declining as the campaign wears on. Why? From a moral standpoint, how important is this quality in a president?
Politicians and the Cycle of Lying

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posted 12:03:44pm Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

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posted 12:18:30pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

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posted 10:30:03am Mar. 31, 2014 | read full post »

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posted 1:09:26pm Mar. 24, 2014 | read full post »


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