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Why Spirituality Matters More than Ever

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In troubled times, when the world seems to be on fire, people think about God and the religion they were raised in–a source of solace and hope matters more in a crisis. I don’t find myself thinking about spirituality in […]

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How to Save the World–A Simple Answer

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Around a decade ago, when I first started posting at Huffington Post, one entry considered the world’s four greatest problems. They were over-population, climate change, pandemic disease, and refugeeism. Despite the suffering and fear it creates, terrorism affects far fewer […]

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How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

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When he wrote his 2006 best-seller, The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins expected to accomplish two aims that have proved to be remarkable failures. The first aim was social. He wanted to attract a horde of doubters, fence-sitters, and agnostics to […]

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How to Make God Love You

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Although the modern controversy over God centers on the famous headline from Time magazine, “Is God Dead?” this isn’t really the key question. By definition, God can’t be dead, because “dead” implies that God was alive, and once alive, an […]

Why God Doesn’t Care What You Do

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In every religion that believes in a personal God, there’s a connection between the divine and the human. A personal God created life, and he (or she) cherishes his creation. No love is more intense than divine love. No anger […]

A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers? (Part 3)

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It may sound odd at first, but there are ways to improve the chances that God will answer your prayer. In the first two posts we saw that the whole subject of prayer is filled with assumptions and preconceptions. Once […]

A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers? (Part 2)

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To say that prayers are answered isn’t the same as saying that God answers prayers. In the first case, a thought manifests as reality. You wish, intend, or ask for an outcome, and the outcome appears. In the second case, […]

A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers?

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Without taking a poll, it’s safe to say that people who believe in God also believe that he answers prayers. If he didn’t, one would be left with an indifferent, distant deity who pays no attention to human affairs. This […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? (Part 2)

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    One of the biggest stumbling blocks for people who want to believe in God is the existence of bad things in our lives.  The evening news carries enough stories about war, crime, famine, oppression, and much else that […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

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In every spiritual tradition, different as they are, God is taken to be the moral compass for human beings. He may or may not be a punisher.  He may or may not sit in judgment, watching and weighing our every […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair? (Part 2)

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Even at a time when religion is declining in the West, most people remember the Biblical saying “As you sow, so shall you reap.” they cling to a belief taught in childhood, that good is rewarded and evil punished. In […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair?

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We live in an especially dispirited time when people say, totally without irony, “Life is unfair” and “No good deed goes unpunished.”  Is there proof that life is, in fact, fair or unfair?  The question doesn’t even make sense if […]

Next for the Gay Rights Movement – Filling the Spiritual Dimension

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It’s taken decades for gay activists to achieve the most basic right that every minority deserves: equality under the law. In principle one might say that the battle has been won, even if some states are dragging their heels and […]

A Better Answer to “Who Am I?”

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It’s strange that we use the word “I” more often in a day than any other word except “a” and “the” without really knowing who “I” is. Ancient thinkers, both East and West, considered the self to be the highest […]

The Future of Happiness – Up or Down?

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It’s unsettling that so little is known about what it takes to be happy, and a lot of what we do know is contradictory. On the one hand, most people report that they are happy when asked by pollsters – […]

The Wisdom of Altruism

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP There are increasing signs that selfishness is winning out over altruism in this society. The trend isn’t hidden. The backlash over Obamacare comes down to the fully insured resenting the call to provide for the uninsured. […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T“? (Part 4)

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  By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy […]

Why Does God Allow Evil?

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Every senseless, horrific act of violence brings up the question of good versus evil, and when you read that children have died by violence – a common thread linking the Newtown shootings and the Boston Marathon bombing – there’s even […]

Seven Myths of Meditation

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In the past forty years, meditation has entered the mainstream of modern Western culture, prescribed by physicians and practiced by everyone from business executives, artists, and scientists to students, teachers, military personnel, and – on a promising note – politicians. […]

We Could Use God’s Help – Where Is He?

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Tragedies like the Newtown shootings and the devastation from Hurricane Sandy test people’s faith in God. When God fails to intervene in human suffering, the acceptance of a loving deity who cares for his children arouses fresh doubts. For centuries, […]

God Will Be Back Tomorrow (Really)

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Can a secular age return to an age of faith? No. Despite the hopes of people who still follow traditional religions, the modern age is too entrenched in its values to ever regain faith as it was once known. The […]

Interview with Deepak Chopra on Consciousness, God, & the Nature of Belief

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By Chelsea Roff Chelsea Roff: Your book is titled, God: A Story of Revelation. How do you personally define God? Deepak Chopra: God is the infinite potential that becomes the universe and the awareness of the universe in conscious beings.  God […]

Seeking the Self: A Ghost Story

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We are all quite certain that we have a self. When you say “I like chocolate” or “I vote progressive,” no one asks what you mean by “I.” That task was left for centuries to philosophers and theologians. “Know thyself” […]

Winning Back the Future: Here’s How! (Part 1)

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Everyone, I think, wants a better future, even when troubled times arise and a better future seems far away. Our leaders are forced to keep their spirits up by promising a vision of the future – that’s how they stay […]

Science Consciousness & God

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Why I Am Not an Atheist, Theist or Agnostic

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Why Do Bad Things Happen? (Part 3)

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In the last post we arrived at a conclusion that will surprise many people: If the good parts of your life are to have meaning, the same must be true of the bad parts.  This is a continual message delivered […]

Are We Part of a Living Universe?

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Science vs Spirituality-Who Needs God?: Larry King Interview pt.2

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Part 2 of an interview where Larry King discusses the book War of the Worldviews with co-authors Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow

War of the Worldviews: A statement on science and spirituality

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by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow   As we travel around the country promoting our new book, War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, people are asking about the major points of contention between science (the worldview represented by Leonard Mlodinow) […]

How to Love Your Enemies (Really)

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Although a devotion to Christianity is often required in modern-day American politics, one of its central teachings, to love your enemy, is overlooked. Former President Bill Clinton has commented on the virulence of the political atmosphere that seemed to drastically […]

Meditating With 250 People In Union Square, San Francisco: What Is Your Intent To Serve Others? By Mallika Chopra

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Last month, on June 25, we (Intent) had the opportunity to lead a public group meditation at Union Square in San Francisco. Over 250 people were present, and for ten minutes we sat in silence with our eyes closed amidst […]

The Atheist’s Mistake

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A few weeks ago the highly publicized atheist Christopher Hitchens wrote a letter to an annual convention of atheists justifying his position. Hitchens has based his career on being a gadfly, and he’s an articulate, combative one who is widely […]

What Would Jesus Do About Islam?

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When angry mullahs and oil despots want to stir up anger against the West, “Crusade” is an inflammatory term that comes automatically to their lips. The memory of Christian knights invading the Arab world is very long. The height of […]

Irrational Atheists on the Loose?

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An outspoken band of atheists has chalked up an impressive record of articles, best-selling books, and wide public recognition. To buttress their arguments against the existence of God, leading anti-religionists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins have borrowed the prestige […]

Science and Spirituality Should be Friends

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By Deepak Chopra, Special to CNN For most people, science deserves its reputation for being opposed to religion. I’m not thinking of the rather noisy campaign by a handful of die-hard atheists to demote and ridicule faith. Continue Reading: CNN: […]

Wellbeing And The Dawn Of Social Media

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By Mallika Chopra, Founder Of Intent.com A few days ago, while flying back to LA from New Delhi, I sat in the airport lounge at the Dubai airport. On the television in front of us footage of protesters being shoved […]

Spirituality Is the New Science

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The scientific world went into spasms last week when a Nobel laureate announced that he had, in effect, teleported DNA. That was the sound bite, but of course the story was more complicated. A French team headed by Luc Montagnier, […]

Pressing Reset for the New Year By Mallika Chopra

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Sometimes the New Year just doesn’t start out the way it is supposed to. I spent the last two weeks of December thinking about my intents for 2011. I meditated, wrote my intents down in my journal, reviewed them with […]

Spiritual Solutions #20: Turn Separation into Unity

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond What Would Jesus Do? What would Jesus do in my shoes? He would keep walking the path. He would manifest as much courage, truth, sympathy, and love as he actually possessed. He wouldn’t pretend […]

Spiritual Solutions #19: Effortless Responsibility

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By Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond Annie Bond What Does Responsibility Mean? Responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself. Having accepted this circumstance, this event, this problem, responsibility then means the ability to […]

Invitation to 2011 Sages and Scientist Symposium

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Spiritual Solutions #17 – Get in Touch with Body-Mind

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By Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond Annie Bond Connecting to Body-Mind To become familiar with the miracle of the human body-mind is to acquire awesome power. This power is magical because it allows you to experience the body-mind […]

Who Owns Yoga? Answer: The World

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Who Owns Yoga? (Answer: The World) Newspapers used to keep morgues of old clippings (I suppose the Web has largely replaced them), and I had the feeling of being dusted off, if not revived from the dead, when my name […]

Mallika Chopra at Idea City 2010

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The Real Policy is “Don’t Talk About It”

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Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, military and religious leaders cite a variety of objections to changing the law. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) worries that allowing […]

Spiritual Solutions #12: Affecting Your Whole Reality

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond Affect Your Reality Being able to affect your whole reality at once is the essence of “simultaneous interdependent co-arising.” There is no limit to how far your influence can reach but to find that […]

HOW TO: Promote Peace Within Yourself And Your Community

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What does peace mean to you? Mallika Chopra, author, mother and founder of Intent.com, speaks about three ways you can increase peace within yourself so that you are contributing to the increase of peace worldwide.   INTENT ARTICLES Worth The TIme: Meditating More […]

A New Creation Story: Beyond Religion and Science

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Stephen Hawking made worldwide news with his sound bite about how the universe was created. Specifically, he said that a Creator is not needed to explain how the universe began. Behind the sound bite was a deeper insight, which is […]

Spiritual Solutions #9: Law of Least Effort, Inside and Out

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond. Law of Least Effort The fourth spiritual law of success is the Law of Least Effort. This law is based on the fact that nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease and abandoned carefreeness. This […]

Consciousness and Anesthesia with Stuart Hameroff

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Muhammad and the Litmus Test

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Does the truth need to pass a litmus test? When you tell the truth about anyone’s religion, the answer isn’t so clear. Before I engaged in writing a novel on the life of Muhammad, the risks were only too apparent. […]

CNN Larry King Live posts Deepak’s article, “Taking a Stand: Muhammad in the Age of Jihad”

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Consciousness and the Nature of Time with Stuart Hameroff

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Stephen Hawking’s Grand Book, But Where Is the Design?

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by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos Fletcher Jones Professor of Computational Physics, Dean College of Science Chapman University Stephen Hawking occupies a position in popular culture comparable only to Einstein’s eminence sixty years ago: he is our last wise man […]

Right Think and Wrong Think About Muslims

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Right Think and Wrong Think About Muslims Earlier this year the Gallup polling organization provided two intriguing statistics about Americans and their view of Islam: 53 percent of Americans view Islam unfavorably compared with 42 percent who view the religion […]

New York Times Magazine Interview with Deepak Chopra

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New York Times Magazine interview with Deepak Chopra on his forthcoming book Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet. deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet

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Spiritual Solutions #5: What Is It To Be Alive?

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond Surrender to Be Alive You can be alive as you want to be through a process known as surrender. This is the next step in conquering death. Surrender is the act of erasing the […]

A Monk’s Journey

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Big Bang and Big Wow with Stuart Hameroff

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Spiritual Solutions #4: Purify Your Shadow, Your Environment

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond Purify Your Shadow Energy Everyone has a shadow because of the natural contrast between darkness and the light. Negativity assumes its overwhelming power from the fact that it feeds off all these qualities at […]

Lokas, Astral Worlds & Consciousness with Stuart Hameroff, M.D.

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Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety (Part 1)

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Fear is a natural reaction built into the mind-body system. It is triggered by danger, and after the danger is past, so is the fear response. But when fear spreads out into a general condition, it becomes a mysterious thing: […]

Stuart Hameroff, MD. on Reincarnation and Quantum Consciousness

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Spiritual Solutions#2: Find Your True Being, A True Way of Living

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie B. Bond Find True Self Esteem True self-esteem is not the same thing as improving your self-image. Self-image results from what other people think of you. The true self lies beyond images. It can be […]

Walking the Pathless Path

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In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year traveling the world, finding spiritual enlightenment along the way. “Is it possible to live a life of deep, transformational faith […]

Can Science Explain the Soul?

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By Stuart Hameroff MD and Deepak Chopra MD The soul has never lacked for believers, including around 90% of the American public, according to pollsters. But science has remained aloof, basically for two reasons. First, the soul has been assumed […]

Real Belief Is A Personal Search for Truth

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Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no longer accept her religion’s teachings on homosexuality, feminism, politics and birth control. “In the name of Christ, I quit Christianity […]

Prelude to “Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet”

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Return from the Monastery

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A Monk’s Journey

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This lifetime of ours is transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings Is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like […]

Will the “God Particle” Replace God?

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If you went to church in the 18th century, you would have heard God described as a celestial clockmaker who had wound up the universe and left it to run itself. Today, the wind-up is the Big Bang and the […]

When “Things” Go Bump in the Mind

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Recently I received a letter from a woman, happily married in her forties, who said that “things” have been happening to her all her life. What she meant by “things” is quite fascinating. She’d notice strange coincidences every day, such […]

Sorry, Your Patent on Yoga Has Run Out

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In his recent article for On Faith, Aseem Shukla laments the disconnect between yoga and its origins in Hinduism. He’s certainly right that the practice of Yoga has become a “spiritual discipline” that is open to anyone of any faith. […]

Is it time to quit believing?

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Are human beings set up to believe in a higher power? Some scientists say yes, based on either a “faith gene” or certain areas of the brain that light up on MRIs when people pray or think about God. But […]

Chief Seattle’s Response To US President

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System of Yoga

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A Little Boost for Immortality

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As we all grow older, the span of mortality left to us becomes smaller and smaller. This shrinkage naturally makes us think about immortality. The possibility of surviving death lies at the heart of almost every religion, yet it would […]

Ask Deepak: Can You Trust a Cheating Husband?

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Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. Q: I have been married for almost two years, but in a relationship with the man for nearly six […]

Ask Deepak: Is There A Spiritual Side to Grief?

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Each week, Deepak responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. Q: I just turned 63 years old last week. I live alone with two dogs and one cat in sort-of rural Montana. […]

Which is real, the moon or God?

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Most people have spent at least a few minutes pondering a famous riddle, although they may not know that it originated in Zen Buddhism: If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does […]

A fine line between hypocrisy and reform

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Q:What should pastors do if they no longer hold the defining beliefs of their denomination? Do clergy have a moral obligation not to challenge the sincere faith of their parishioners? If this requires them to dissemble from the pulpit, doesn’t […]

Does the moon exist if there are no sentient beings to look at it?

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During the recent Caltech debate with Michael Shermer on March 14th, we engaged in a spirited discussion on whether an object of perception such as the moon exists when no one is looking. Here is Michael’s account of that exchange. […]

Does God have a future?

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Off and on for twenty years I’ve thought deeply about God and his chances of survival (for “his” you can substitute ” her” or ” it’s” since an all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present deity doesn’t have a fixed gender). But this Sunday, […]

Jean Houston on Reductionism, Religion and Hierarchies

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Jean Houston on the Future of God

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Meditation Techniques Video

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In this video on Dr. Oz’s website Deepak teaches a simple meditation practice. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/deepak-chopra-meditation deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar receives recognition from Deepak Chopra

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Jean Houston and Deepak Chopra on Good Luck

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Marla Maples at Sages and Scientists Symposium

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Mahendra Kumar Trivedi Interview at Sages and Scientists Symposium

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Little Layla Grace: Empathy in Twitter Time

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This morning, I was rushing out of the house to drop off my daughter to school when I saw a tweet that captured my attention because it expressed sadness and had some celebrity names associated with it. So, I linked […]

Ervin Laszlo Interview at Sages and Scientists Symposium

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Ask Deepak: Reincarnation and Awareness of the Soul

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Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. This week Deepak starts by addressing the question of reincarnation. Read more at Oprah.com For more information go to […]

What is Happiness?

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Deepak Answers Questions Part 2

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Deepak answers spiritual questions on Oprah.com: From deeper matters of the soul to how to handle a toxic relationship, dietary concerns, parenting issues, health and well-being, sexuality and everything in between, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra offers insightful, thought-provoking solutions to […]

Fred Matser “Rediscovering Your Heart” interview with Deepak Chopra

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Does God Have a Future?

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Upcoming Caltech Lecture Does God have a Future? A Great Debate Filmed by ABC’s Nightline * Event Date: Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm * Location: Beckman Auditorium * Speakers: Deepak Chopra & Jean Houston versus Michael Shermer & […]

Deepak Answers Questions

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Deepak answers spiritual questions on Oprah.com: From deeper matters of the soul to how to handle a toxic relationship, dietary concerns, parenting issues, health and well-being, sexuality and everything in between, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra offers insightful, thought-provoking solutions to […]

How we manifest the universe

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Words that heal

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There is a long tradition, both East and West, about sacred words. We don’t resort to that kind of thing very much in modern life. If you are a devout Catholic you repeat the rosary, and in many sorts of […]

Sexual Energy and Spiritual Energy

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5 Breakthroughs of the Soul

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If You Are Inspiring, Your Holidays Will Be Too

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We all know the complaints: family grievances, stressful shopping, never enough time to get everything done, fatigue and collapse. Therapists brace themselves for the holidays as depressed patients become more depressed, addictive patients become more addicted and winter grayness casts […]

The Perils of Skepticism

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If you’ve ever used Google Alert, you know the jolts it can deliver. Whenever anyone in the blogosphere decides to blow a poison dart your way, Google is happy to deliver the news, along with the more positive mentions, of […]

Your Energy is Infinite and This is Why

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Where do you get your energy? Until you know the answer, your sources of energy will be limited. Food can only supply so many calories, and quite often, if those calories come from fat or sugar, there is actually a […]

Teetotalers for God take the pledge

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Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? . . . No Problem! Be good for goodness’ sake. Humanism is the idea that you can be good without […]

Are we the masters of time?

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We live in an age where massive amounts of money are spent for research into the brain and almost nothing into researching the mind. This represents a huge demotion. In prior centuries the mind was exalted. It was the mind […]

Can you change the past?

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by Robert Lanza and Deepak Chopra Can decisions we make now change the past? Modern physics tells us that particles possess a range of possible states, and that it’s not until the actual act of observation that they take on […]

Proof of God Never Stands Still

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What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of faith and Why? The Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton remarked that God is always a step ahead of the […]

Reconnecting to the source

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A lot of people struggle with turbulent emotions and addictive behavior. They spend years in psychotherapy and at times they are able to overcome addictive habits through will power, only to have a recurrence and go back to old ways. […]

What is prayer meant to be?

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Thursday is National Day of Prayer, as mandated by Congress. What should President Obama do? Should he follow tradition and sign a ceremonial proclamation? Should he follow President George W. Bush’s practice of hosting a formal White House event? Should […]

Awakening a Living Universe with Visionary Duane Elgin: Exclusive Interview (by Mallika Chopra)

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Our daily lives are usually so busy we hardly have time to reflect on the bigger picture of our lives. Thankfully, visionaries like Intent Voice Duane Elgin remind us of the biggest picture possible that we can all invest the […]

Reinterpreting Eve (By Tabby Biddle of Intent.com)

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Not too far in the past, if a woman was assertive, demanding and purposeful, she was considered a controlling bitch. On the other hand, if a woman complained about her lack of opportunity and played victim, she was considered an […]

A Chopra in Yoga Class (by Mallika Chopra)

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Are you intimidated by doing yoga. I am! I realized today that it has been over 3 years since I took a yoga class. I blogged about my last yoga class on October 4, 2005! The original blog is below… […]

Why the God Delusion Won’t Go Away

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A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious beliefs. What’s the difference between extreme religious conviction and delusion? Between a religion and a cult? Children believe that their mothers […]

Seven Steps to Releasing Emotional Turbulence

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Emotional turbulence interferes with emotional well being and initiative. Fear, anger, guilt and anxiety are deviations from natural condition of balance and stand in the way of spiritual evolution. Restoring balance can be evolutionary in itself. Patients suffering from life […]

Satan’s Last Gasp

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Satan is losing the battle for people’s minds. This is a clear trend, and it’s been mounting for a long time. The basic reason is that evil has gotten a lot of competition. Are schizophrenics possessed by the Devil? Raise […]

The Nature of Love

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Enlightenment

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Enlightenment is the transformation of personal consciousness to universal consciousness. According to the wisdom traditions of the world, this transformation is not an anomaly or departure from human nature, but rather the actualization of human potential. The evolution of consciousness […]

The Mystery of the Compassionate Brain

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An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Religion scholar Karen Armstrong is asking the world to write a Charter for Compassion, based on her premise that compassion is central to all religions. Do […]

The Difference Between Wealth and Money

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Ordinary people are outraged that the wealthy want to be given free money as a bailout, and at the same time they are frightened about losing their own money. Fear doesn’t live in a vacuum. To cope with uncertain times, […]

Jezebel, Sheba, and Hillary?

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An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Women are not allowed to become clergy in many conservative religious groups. Is it hypocritical to think that a woman can lead a nation and not […]

Imagining God in Color

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An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Three in 10 Americans acknowledge feelings of racial prejudice, and yet 9 in 10 say they believe in God. How does racial prejudice reflect on one’s […]

Why the Paranormal Is Normal

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An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Polls routinely show that 75 percent of Americans hold some form of belief in the paranormal such as astrology, telepathy and ghosts. All religions contain beliefs […]

Atheists and the Will to Believe

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An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: “According to a new Pew survey, 21% of American atheists believe in God or a universal spirit, 12% believe in heaven and 10% pray at least […]

Faith Healing, from Jesus to Neurotransmitters

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An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: “Do you believe that faith can effect your health or is that a lot of new age nonsense?” Faith is too vast a subject to generalize […]

The Love Guru Movie Is Not Insulting

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A article in TIME magazine on the Love Guru movie

The New Evangelicalism: “Not to Attack or Exclude”

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An article by Deepak Chopra in the Washington Post in response to their question: Some Christian leaders issued “An Evangelical Manifesto” last week to depoliticize the term ‘evangelical.’ “We evangelicals are defined theologically, and not politically, socially or culturally,” they […]

The Real Cure For Evil Is Also the Fastest

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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 […]

Evil and the Addiction to Pain (Part 2)

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In the generation before Shakespeare, the French essayist Montaigne remarked that cruelty and vengeance are so inherent in human nature that we wouldn’t be ourselves without them. In so many words, Shakespeare said the same thing in his tragedies and […]

A Test Case for Obama’s Idealism

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A article in the Washington Post by Deepak Chopra in response to their question: Jeremiah Wright’s sermons continue to be an issue in the presidential campaign. Why? What do you think of his preaching style? What do you wish you […]

Benedict’s Choice Is No Choice

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An article in the Washington Post in response to their question: In his speech to U.S. bishops last week, Pope Benedict XVI said: “Any tendency to treat religion as a private matter must be resisted . . . To the […]

21 Ways To Celebrate Life (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Dear friends, I wanted to share this beautiful tribute that my friend, Nancy Rothstein, sent to me to commemorate the 21st birthday of her son, Josh, who was tragically killed when he was 15. His 21st birthday would have been […]

Papal Visit (by Gotham Chopra)

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I’ve asked a few of my Catholic friends this week how pumped they are for the arrival of Pope Benedict the XVI, and I am not gonna lie to you – the response has been far from overwhelming. That said, […]

The Ecumenical Age May Be Past

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An article in the Washington Post by Deepak Chopra in response to the question: Pope Benedict’s recent baptism of a well-known Italian Muslim has prompted criticism in much of the Islamic world. Has Benedict done enough to build bridges to […]

Desire and Happiness

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Question: If my desire is for happiness, then how does one remain detached from the outcome? Seems almost silly…

Guilt, Sin and God

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Opening the Third Eye

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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 […]

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 Prejudice, One Solution

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An article in the Washington Post in response to the question: Which “ism” is more entrenched in America, sexism or racism? Which should religion address? One Prejudice One Solution

Resurrection Times Three

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An article in the Washington Post by Deepak Chopra on the Resurrection

Deepak Interview on Jesus, Consciousness and Spirituality

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A Borders Books in-depth interview with Deepak Chopra followed by open question and answer period with the public. Borders interviews Deepak Chopra

Distinguishing Deity and Spirit (by Deepak Chopra)

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Question: Books like yours, Ken Wilber’s and Joseph Campbell’s all say, from differing perspectives: that the great river of wisdom called the perennial philosophy, is destined to somehow evolve into the “common sense” knowledge of all people willing to embrace […]

The Mystery of the Real Jesus (Part 1)

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A stir was made recently by the documentary film from ‘Titanic’ director James Cameron that claimed to have found the final resting place of Jesus and his family, and although the evidence presented wasn’t satisfying to the vast majority of […]

The Third Jesus

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CLICK HERE for a free downloadable excerpt from the bestselling book, THE THIRD JESUS, along with a special letter – “Smashing the Jesus Idol” – about the controversy surrounding the book. This offer is in effect until March 9th.

Creating the Future (by Deepak Chopra)

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Question: Assuming past, present, and future are nonlinear and one ‘knows’ something yet to be, are they creating this something they ‘know’ within the gap of consciousness?

What is a Bodhisattva? (by Deepak Chopra)

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Question: I have read many spiritual works, and many of them mention Bodhisattvas as beings who come back and reincarnate for highly spiritual purposes. I am quite confused about it. Would you please provide some insights into the nature and […]

Meet the Unaffiliated (by Gotham Chopra)

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On Monday the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a study in which they chronicled the state of faith and organized religion in America. The news is not good if you are a God lover, worst of all […]

Jesus and Deepak in Midtown

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Alison Rose Levy wrote an article of Deepak giving a talk on The Third Jesus, recently in New York City. “When Jesus said, “I’m the son of God,” Chopra tells the audience, “His meaning wasn’t ‘I’m the son of the […]

The Audacity of Enlightenment (by Deepak Chopra)

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Although Barack Obama’s slogan is “the audacity of hope,” the words have deeper connotations at this moment. One of the most powerful, I think, is the audacity to wake up. In order for the right wing to succeed in its […]

TIME Magazine Video Interview With Deepak Chopra

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Dear Friends, Here’s a link to a video interview I did recently with TIME magazine. Interview with Deepak Chopra

The Maharishi Years – The Untold Story: Recollections of a Former Disciple (by Deepak Chopra)

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August 1, 1991 saw the publication of my book, Perfect Health, a popular guide to Ayurveda that came at the height of my involvement with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Although I had been meditating less than a decade in comparison with […]

First Meeting Maharishi (by Deepak Chopra)

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It was in 1985, two years after a trip to Rishikesh, that I got an opportunity to meet Maharishi. When my chance came I grew unexpectedly shy. A young psychologist at Harvard, who was doing a study on the benefits […]

Why the New Age (Still) Matters (by Deepak Chopra)

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The New Age still matters because it is the best resort we have to age-old traditions of wisdom. I wanted to say that up front, even though I have never used the phrase “New Age” in any talk or writing. […]

Good Enough For God? (by Deepak Chopra)

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I’ve been pondering the belief that good people go to heaven while bad people go to hell. “Good” can be defined by absolutist rules pertaining to sin, like the Ten Commandments and much of the Koran, painting a clear map […]

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