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Ask Deepak - Why Does God Allow Evil
If God is good and all-powerful, then how can there be evil in the world?
Deepak Chopra weighs in on this timeless question that has eluded human beings throughout the history of religion.

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Read stephen batchelor; confessions of a buddhist atheist\n\n\n
david kennedy
- April 22, 2013
God if IT exists would be neither male or female as chopra seems unable to fathom. He does this gender thing continuosly. If you hear any teacher refer to the One in this way know them to be seekers not knowers. Deepak has great knowledge but he is not enlightened.\n\n\n
david kennedy
- April 22, 2013
national karma
Ana Caro Cárdenas - April 20, 2013
well than the baking system you know that cant comphrend one day a group of people will rob it blind you know wonder what they will do if a group of kids were caught playing in ther hmmm ever seen the stripes on certain animals you know just think about that series of blackholes with them asteriods coming on down hmmm sending the robotic banking system into a constant state of purgatory all off to the side ha ha ha ha did it help you now ha ha
Derek Elj - April 20, 2013
My personal feeling is that one must always remember that the Bible (and all spiritual books) were written by human beings who are not infallible no matter how well intended. What I have found through my journey is that you must follow what your spirit tells you is right, as long as you are virtuous in your personal practice who`s to say what the \"correct\" way is...don`t let society/dogmatic institutions try to force you to follow a path that doesn`t feel right for you! :)\n\n\n
StudioADanceChelsea
- April 20, 2013
That I should attend church, bible school, etc...after an extensive search that began at the age of 13, I found through spiritual experimentation that the Buddhist path was the one that fit best for me. As far as my experience with Christianity, I have a memory from a childhood discussion with my grandmother who said \"Did you know you could prove either side of an argument right by using verses from the Bible?\" Now at a young age I found this to be a fundamental problem.\n\n\n
StudioADanceChelsea
- April 20, 2013
I know you meant this question for Deepak directly, but I feel somehow compelled to answer...my upbringing is somewhat similar to yours: I grew up in a home, not of atheists, but parents who believed that when I was old enough to understand spirituality I could pursue whatever path I felt was best (for this I feel very fortunate). However, growing up in a very religiously conservative area of the United States my parents and I both received pressure from friends and family (who intended well)\n\n\n
StudioADanceChelsea
- April 20, 2013
Deepak,\nquick question...if \"restricted consciousness\" is the root of suffering, would not the suffering be a symptom rather than the root of evil...the only reason I ask is because as I`ve grown on my path, sometimes a fair amount of suffering and resistance ensues until I`ve grown beyond the lesson. Would the suffering be merely a symptom then? and would it also be fair to say that the evil more lies in being blocked from growth? The reason I ask is as is that from observing the history of lives of people like Christ, Buddha, Ghandi its hard not to notice that they all suffered a fair bit. And while evil may have been the cause of that suffering, the suffering seems to be more part of the sacrefice of striving. I`ve also notice that many people I`ve known who overcame much suffering in their lives (not those that choose to stay stuck in it), tend to be some of the most compassionate people I`ve known. Wouldn`t it be fair to say that suffering, when it`s not extended or drawn out, can be veiwed as something to be expected as a sign of growth...just curious for your feedback. Blessings :)
thecosmicgiggle - April 19, 2013
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