Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

Seeing Ourself In Others

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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

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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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Doubts on a Path

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Question:
I am having doubts about the beliefs of a path I have been seriously following. This path, Akram Vignan from Dada Bhagwan, has an enlightenment ceremony in which one can have direct experience of the Pure Soul, after which one follows five basic steps for life which will take one towards moksha. This path does not hold that meditation is useful for this spiritual development; it is considered an experience of phases of mind, not direct experience of the soul. I had been meditating and reading widely until finding this path a year ago. I did not know where I stood about God, but was searching for spiritual connection.

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