Deepak Chopra Quotes

Six Quotes by: Deepak Chopra Author.

I hope in a corner of my heart that Francis I can open himself to a kind of Super-ecumenical position, not only allowing that other faiths have validity, but seeing that the Eastern tradition of higher consciousness is in fact universal. ... we must be realistic. Spiritual experiences occur in consciousness. ... There is no reason to reject meditation as “not Christian” when the point is that meditation, among other contemplative practices, alters brain function.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 4th January 2016.
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First, there is the historical Jesus, the man who lived more than two thousand years ago and whose teachings are the foundation of Christian theology and thought. Next there is Jesus the Son of God, who has come to embody an institutional religion with specific dogma, a priesthood, and devout believers. And finally, there is the third Jesus, the cosmic Christ, the spiritual guide whose teaching embraces all humanity, not just the church built in his name. He speaks to the individual who wants to find God as a personal experience, to attain what some might call grace, or God-consciousness, or enlightenment.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 10th November 2010.
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I want to offer the possibility that Jesus was truly, as he proclaimed, a savior, not the savior, not the one and only Son of God. Rather Jesus embodied the highest level of enlightenment.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 10th November 2010.
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It's an intelligence. It's not -- you know, that's the other mistake we make, is we tend to project how we think of ourselves onto divinity. So divinity being infinite, unbounded, eternal, beyond space and time, is not a he or a she, it's a field of intelligence.
Interview with Larry King aired 17th May 2000. Dated: 17th May 2000

KING: What's the first step toward knowing him, or her or it?

CHOPRA: The first step is the ability to sit down quietly, close your eyes and do nothing and listen to the silence within you. As the Bible says, "Be still and know that I am God," which literally means if you go in the gap within your thoughts, which is the window to your soul, you start to eavesdrop on the cosmic mind.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 17th May 2000.

Knowledge about God is of two kinds, direct and indirect. Indirectly we can read scriptures, listen to sermons, consult authorities, and from these sources build a reasonable case that God exists. But such a God transmits no love to Earth. Therefore nothing substitutes for gyana, which is direct knowledge of the divine. Instead of having thoughts about God, you share God’s own thoughts. Her thoughts can only be about Herself.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 26th April 1996.

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