Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

Guilt, Sin and God

posted by dchopra

Question:
I love people and I have a recently discovered a problem I have with feeling that I am not worthy/ lovable if not doing and saying everything I can to make people respond positively and feel good. I am worried about not being lovable to others (cla*sic ‘people pleaser’) but fundamentally about not good enough to God and being judged for not doing absolutely everything I could. The words said in church growing up regarding asking for forgiveness of sins “in what I have done and in what I have failed to do” have always haunted me.

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Seeing Ourself In Others

posted by dchopra

Question:
I have a question to the following quote from your recent answer to a question about creation: ”The seed of ignorance is implied in the virtual duality created in consciousness knowing itself as both knower and the object of knowing. In that imaginary separation there is the potential of intelligence mistaking what it sees as something other than an expression of itself.“

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Tibet Isn’t a Buddhist Litmus Test

posted by dchopra

As the violence in Tibet has continued, the Dalai Lama issued a stern statement that he could not align himself with insurrection in his home country. Buddhism rests on several pillars, one of which is nonviolence. Tibet quickly became a kind of Buddhist litmus test. How much pain and oppression can you stand and still exhibit loving kindness and compassion? I wonder if that’s really fair. The Tibetans face a political crisis that should be met with political action. Whatever that action turns out to be, nobody should be seen as a good or bad Buddhist, anymore than defending your house from an intruder tests whether a Christian is living by the precepts of Jesus.

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Opening the Third Eye

posted by dchopra

Question:
Could you please tell me your thoughts on opening the brow chakra the third eye, and if there is a best way to do it. Is it safe and is the experience as beautiful as most spiritual teachers claim it to be thanks for any help.

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