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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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God Is the New Physics

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When spirituality and physics started to be linked, many scientists called it the use of metaphor. It couldn’t literally be true that there was a Tao of Physics that linked quantum mechanics to ancient Chinese philosophy. At best there might […]

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Will God 2.0 Be Indispensable in Ten Years?

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The primary difficult with God isn’t belief–more than 80% of US responders tell pollsters that they believe God exists. The problem is that God is irrelevant, providing few if any practical benefits in daily life. In an age of faith […]

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Why Physics Needs God But God Doesn’t Need Physics

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Recently I created a brief storm on Twitter by throwing out questions that physicists can’t answer. Twitter allows you to contact famous physicists directly, and it’s predictable that a handful will become irritated and even riled up if you dare […]

Why God Makes More Sense than Atheism

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After two centuries of the tug-of-war between science and religion, it’s clear science occupies the dominant position. It has passed the “So what?” test, meaning that science as applied to practical daily life has been immensely more important to modern […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Fourth Dimension Is Real, But Who Owns It?

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The human imagination has been inspired for centuries by the possibility of a higher dimension. The ownership of this dimension was in the dubious hands of “charlatans, mystics, and science fiction writers”, to quote a recent article by Michio Kaku, […]

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 […]

The Mystery of God and the Brain

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology As science has steadily undermined the long-held beliefs of religion, almost all that remains for people of faith is to say that God is a mystery and will always be […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T“? (Part 2)

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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 Professor […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Use and Misuse of Gratitude

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Once a self-help term becomes shopworn, it needs to be refreshed. I think this is true of terms like faith, compassion, unconditional love, and gratitude. Let me address the last one.  How is gratitude a useful expression of spirituality?  No […]

Science Consciousness & God

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Deepak talks about the limitations of science in understanding consciousness. www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

God – Transcendent & Immanent with Jean Houston

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Deepak talks with Jean Houston about the how narrow viewpoints can restrict our understanding. www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Why Do Bad Things Happen (Part 2)

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Because suffering is part of human life, everyone asks why it exists, and the answers we give to ourselves make a great deal of difference. Explanations lead to action, for one thing. Billions of people choose religion as a way […]

Why Do Bad Things Happen? Part 1

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Why Do Bad Things Happen? (Part 1) As the blame game continues to engulf politics, with neither side agreeing on any measure to get the country out of trouble, except for trivial half measures, one thing is obvious. You can’t […]

War of the Worldviews: Let’s Talk God

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In this series of posts about science and spirituality I’ve left God for last, even though God has become the hottest topic as we struggle toward the future. The arguments against belief in God have been stridently raised by a […]

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: Let’s Talk Brain and Mind

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People are surprised and often offended to discover that the truth is shifting, and yet a shift always happens at the moment of greatest uncertainty. If you canvassed a hundred neuroscientists about where the mind comes from, it would be […]

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) […]

I Am: Therefore God Is

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Deepak talks about the role of consciousness and the observer in creation. Order War of the Worldviews http://www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Science and God

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 These topics and others are discussed in the book War of the Worldviews – Science vs. Spirituality with co-author Leonard Mlodinow

Is There A God?

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Deepak answers questions from readers of War of the Worldviews Science vs. Spirituality by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow Pre-orderWar of the Worldviews Science vs. Spirituality

A Cosmic Book with Human Insight

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I found my eyes opened, along with my mind, by an intriguing book, The View from the Center of the Universe, by Joel R. Primack, a distinguished physicist at the University of California Santa Cruz, and his wife, Nancy Ellen […]

What’s True, and Not, About Stress

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This is one of those posts where it’s tempting to add “keep reading” to the title. Stress is the gray little monster in the corner that keeps out of sight. Everyone promises themselves to reduce the stress in their lives, […]

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 […]

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A New Hot Button: Consciousness-Driven Evolution
Science is meant to be the opposite of a belief system. No one underlined this point more securely than Charles Darwin, who devised a theory of evolution that defied the strongest belief of his time, the all but universal belief in the bible ...

posted 11:12:21am Jul. 06, 2015 | read full post »

How to Make Quantum Reality Our Reality: Looking for a Better Deal
  By Deepak Chopra, MD and Ruth E. Kastner, PhD   If you ask a scientist to talk about quantum mechanics, it’s predictable that the first thing he or she is likely to say is that this is the most successful theory in the ...

posted 11:08:03am Jun. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Self-Compassion: Tips for loving yourself just as you are
  Do you love yourself just as you are? The way that people answer this question reveals a great deal about their upbringing. Well-loved children absorb from their parents a sense of self-worth that lasts a lifetime. But receiving mixed ...

posted 5:59:38am Jun. 22, 2015 | read full post »

The Health Benefits of Practicing Compassion
  Compassion is changing before our eyes. A religious concept associated with Jesus and Buddha (known as “the Compassionate One”) is being researched today through brain scans and positive psychology. In positive psychology your aim ...

posted 11:37:21am Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

How to Overcome the Fear of Death--Two Possibilities
The fear of death always comes at or near the top of people's worst fears. Some psychologists believe that this is such a potent fear, we push it down into the subconscious in order to avoid it. Yet from its hiding place the fear remains active, ...

posted 10:10:56am Jun. 08, 2015 | read full post »

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