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Deepak Chopra: How to Create a New Self

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atlantiscats
Posted: 08.11.11, 12:40 PM
The point you missed is to think. To discuss or to think about the "soul" scares people to death, as if to do so makes you stupid or insane. So, those people just don't think about it at all. Maybe you are afraid (?). You don't want to be branded as "odd" or wrong? My goodness, we are here are we not? It is no more strange to be born again & again(reincarnation), as to have been born in the first place. Right? So, it's okay to think about what happens. Why it might be one of the biggest questions we'd like an answer to. Evolution. Science? I think so. Evolution of the soul (science?). Perhaps. Don't limit science or yourself (even though what you find just might be scary).
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Clint Johnson
Posted: 08.10.11, 07:55 AM
Seriously, Deepak doesn't even hold up as good science fiction let alone good science. He perverts science by pretending an understanding and authority he does not have and conflating this to facile claims specifically designed to maximize book and speech sales to people who are even more ignorant of the science than he is. I have trouble seeing how anyone but a sociopath can do this in clear conscience- he is dangerous to the extent that people are basing their lives and health on a deceit that he has created entirely and specifically to make himself rich. He is more than happy to use anecdotal claims of healing by those who survived serious illness because he knows that those who died following his placebo based nonsense have no opportunity to dissent. He is anti-science and while FORA has every right to air his nonsense, he has no more place in the science section than does the far better writer and honest fantasist, J. K. Rowling.
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nkmarks
Posted: 08.10.11, 05:30 AM
I wonder if most of the negative commentators here have ever read a single book of Chopra or even heard a complete talk of his without prejudice ... just with an open mind .... All new philosophies in the beginning are controversial. And Chopra is trying the impossible ... that is, to explain metaphysics using the extreme limitation of words for this purpose. However many people are grateful to him for his work because just by spreading these ideas he has already healed a great number of people without even touching them or giving them a single pill ... At the same time he opened the door to new possibilities for them which before they thought impossible. And by the way, he is not the only one talking about these things but there are many others that every day become more and more, such as, Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Marriane Williamson, Neale D. Walsch, Oprah, Brian Weiss, Shirley MacLaine, Gary Zukav, and many many more ...
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Griffith
Posted: 05.19.11, 09:23 PM
I'm not very familiar with Chopra's philosophy in general, but I'm fairly familiar with J. Krishnamurti's philosophy and many eastern wisdom traditions. And I found what Chopra was saying pretty good and logical, even existentially relevant for most parts. Because materialism is strongly supported both by our senses and the teaching in the western world, it is not easy start thinking and feeling differently. And even if one changes his world view to some degree, he is being challenged by his false ego. At least these thing's I have encountered myself, and feel these are actual challenges for many people. But this is not to say that I feel Krishnamurti or Chopra are absolutely correct about everything. There are many different ways of perceiving things even in this context. You need to think and live it through yourself. One might want to try something bit more "hardcore" in order to get the understanding he is seeking. :-)
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Lyle Ridings
Posted: 12.29.10, 01:54 PM
Deepocket$ Chopra is my idol. Great Entertainer in the spirit of O'Reilly, Hannity, Limberger. Give'm what they want to hear...and you too can hear this sweet sound - cha ching.
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idanno
Posted: 10.24.10, 06:16 AM
He thinks that the more we learn about the brain, the sell we understand it ? Have this guy talk to Sam Harris, He may learn something.
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InfinitOne
Posted: 09.29.10, 06:02 PM
Did you see the diams on his glasses? What a snake charmer . . .
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Invictus_88
Posted: 07.08.10, 04:00 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by hyb808 Deepak says it best when he starts off with "Do you believe that you have a soul? Then if you don't this is the wrong lecture..". Deepak is speaking to people who understand the perspective of a sool, the body being a vessel. (and what he's teaching is universal in so many spiritual and religious thought, this is not a unique concept to him, he's just trying to put it in clearer words in order to help others who are trying to change their lives). He's trying to help people.. and he's definitely helped me with the videos i've watched by him over the years. If you come at this from a harsh judgemental nature, then yes, it won't make any sense.. Yes, critique what you see and hear, but unless you keep an open heart/mind then yes, this will appear to make no sense.. but it does to a lot of us.. and his concepts are as logical as 1+1 to me.. Good things I refer you back to my comment on page 2. A charlatan, and a dangerous one.
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hyb808
Posted: 05.09.10, 09:04 PM
Deepak says it best when he starts off with "Do you believe that you have a soul? Then if you don't this is the wrong lecture..". Deepak is speaking to people who understand the perspective of a sool, the body being a vessel. (and what he's teaching is universal in so many spiritual and religious thought, this is not a unique concept to him, he's just trying to put it in clearer words in order to help others who are trying to change their lives). He's trying to help people.. and he's definitely helped me with the videos i've watched by him over the years. If you come at this from a harsh judgemental nature, then yes, it won't make any sense.. Yes, critique what you see and hear, but unless you keep an open heart/mind then yes, this will appear to make no sense.. but it does to a lot of us.. and his concepts are as logical as 1+1 to me.. Good things
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AjaxBlackburn
Posted: 05.02.10, 04:45 AM
Religious Science
Quote: Originally Posted by joebenson we should understand that Science is itself a form of religion Science is not peer reviewed by a supernatural superhuman super-entity. One would predict that all unsuccessful attempts to cure cancer, et al, would have been reversed immediately and long ago. Religion is qualified by: supernatural entity that governs human behavior via moral code. (That man has created through guess-work in his brain).
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