Posts Categorized: Consciousness

Panel on the Nature of Fundamental Reality moderated by Deepak Chopra

A panel with Edward Frenkel, Bernardo Kastrup, Menas Kafatos, Julia Mossbridge and facilitated by Deepak Chopra.

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Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It’s Not Your Brain)

 

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By Deepak Chopra, MD

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought.  It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day–and yet rarely notice–our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They come and go at will, and yet strangely enough, we have no model for where a thought comes from.

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There Is No Absolute Evil–Here’s Why

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By Deepak Chopra, MD

 

At the turn of the new year it feels as if evil is more present and dangerous than ever. One component of worldwide fear is terrorism, and in the minds of religious fanatics who turn to terror tactics, there’s a black-and-white conception of evil. This mental picture of God battling Satan, or something on the same absolute scale, tempts us to fight again terrorism from the same basis. But is there absolute evil in the first place?

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Life Camp Peace Week at Fordham University – Manhattan

Tish James, Eddie Stern, Lemon Andersen, Spike Lee, Christina Greer, Oresa Napper-Williams, Deepak, Erica  Ford, Nya-Ari khepra together at the Town Hall Meeting on Gun Violence and Solutions today – Fordham University.

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Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD

Pope Francis I is poised to be more than a very popular pontiff graced with humility and an approach of love and gentleness, two words he often uses. He could rise to become a symbol of holiness beyond the Catholic Church, as the Dalai Lama is a symbol of enlightenment beyond Tibetan Buddhism. Pope Francis has designated 2016 a Holy Year of Mercy, beginning on December 8 of last year. (Link: https://nrvc.net/86/article/pope-announces-year-of-mercy-in-2016-7309).

 

The specifically Catholic aspect of this announcement is that the Church will be “a witness of mercy,” but for those of us who aren’t Catholic, there’s a universal message voiced personally by the Pope: “No one can be excluded from God’s mercy.” The question, then, is how potent this mission will be. Francis I has already achieved something extraordinary by helping to bring the U.S. and Cuba together in a historic reconciliation. Can being a witness actually extend mercy in a world where, to the distress of all believers, God has been hijacked by fanatical extremists?

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