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September 11 2012

Ask Deepak - If The Universe Is Perfect, Why Are We Not

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Deepak Chopra answers the question: If nature and the universe work together in perfect synchronicity, why are we not perfect?

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  • “‘Trifles go to make perfection and perfection is no trifle.” Perfection is the pathless path and cannot be approached by any path. It is a never, never land, a seventh heaven simply beyond human reach. No human story unfolds like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two plus two is equal to four but life plays puzzles and poker to create imperfection. As soon as we are born our eyes are eclipsed by doctrines, gospels, assumptions and abstractions bringing into short sighted awareness and conditioned habits of value judging making us “Perfectly Imperfect” and we bountiful beings get disfigured by the burdensome and weighty ego. We experience our thought and feeling as something separate from the rest and live in desire and despair, thus creating optical delusion of consciousness. This infallible fallibility has driven mankind to the status of madness towards perfection and we understand perfection in terms of ideologies, goals, values, should and shouldn’t and thus strive to effectuate this intrinsic quality of the perfectionist ideal .We need to understand that the desirable state is the correct perceptual reality. We live in riddles and questions, forecast and destiny, far away from the true picture of reality. Reality earns wings when we become close to nature. It has been aptly said- “In nature nothing is perfect still everything is perfect.” Nature has no urge for perfection because there is no end point to perfection it is an ongoing phenomenon. Thus nature enjoys the tranquility and torrent of river, blossoming and dying of flowers, the spring and the autumn. There is no state of conflict in nature, and so in its imperfection is its perfection, because there is no touchstone of perfection, no acumen. If we see nature through the eyes of nature we will find it perfectly perfect, but this is possible only when we see through our soul or “Atman”. Most of the time our ego gets the better of us and we try to find imperfections within nature, we pursue old testimonies of perfections laid by our ancestors and predecessors and finally we encounter imperfection. We need to know “We are perfect in God’s eyes in spite of our short comings. It‘s true- “I am not perfect for your journey, you are not perfect for my journey but we are perfect for our journey.” This is the wisdom we need to follow. We are all driven by a universal force towards the same destination while taking different journey being perfectly perfect. We need to know, no perfection is wholeness, and we should be real and authentic and never strive to be perfect. No matter Jesus and Buddha are born once but we need to know that saints who live in the lap of nature and dance to the tune of nature do not suffer from human imperfections like jealousy, desire, anger and agony. I believe there is a subtle magnetism in nature which if we unconsciously yield to it will direct us right. The goal of the life is to make our heartbeat match with the beat of the universe and to match the nature with the nature. We need not see the world separate from us and this vision becomes clear only when we look into our heart. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living and the whole nature in its beauty because wisdom is nature and nature is wisdom. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet. Nature’s peace will flow into us as sunshine flows into us. The mind will blow their own freshness into us and storms their energy.”

    Soni Shalini // 2012-09-15 01:37:38 // //
  • It`s an energy with no law and its manifestations are unfathomable to any human brain, regardless its aptitude.But usually its having 7 billion experiences all at once. :)

    scancode666
    // 2012-09-11 11:44:48 // //

 

 

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  • ***EACH SUNDAY AT DEEPAK CHOPRA`S PLACE*** From now on, I will be posting the below-linked "copyrighted" documented realization of mine on all of ‘Deek’s’ FaceBook pages available to me every Sunday afternoon (my time) after Church for all to see; for all and him to benefit from... and in constant Realization-Remembrance of The Lord. =… "About Mystical Union with God" By Spencer Perdriau originally posted to Deepak Chopra on his FaceBook Friends Page © Copyright Spencer Perdriau 18th August 2012 unauthorised reproduction (in any format) prohibited = But always remember, Deepak & People, Jesus "always" respected his loving eternal relationship with The God-Head. That is why he always expressed his unity "with" and "in" The Father. As much as this seems a paradox to be, it is not (just as the wave is always one with the Ocean). Even for me, as a young devout-devoted mystic totally-fully in Love with God, I will NEVER-EVER call myself God, even as thee three times I have experienced The Mystical! Anyone who goes around saying they are God, is going land in REAL-BIG trouble, not only earthy, but also spiritually so! Why? Because it is completely profane-inverted and disrespectful to The God-Head which keeps "you" going in Eternal Relationship with Him. Yes, it IS a beautiful thing to receive the divine grace of mystical non-dual union with God, but when we hit the Crown, God does not keep us "in" Him (His Crown) forever after as a constant, as much as these silly floozy modern spiritualists and "new-agers" presume, and go round saying they are so-called "enlightened" as a 24/7. No! Once we touch God, He very quickly brings us back in to our local state of boundaries again, to carry on in Life and in relation to all others. To get on with it, for the greater wellbeing and good of all! God, very quickly (so we don`t get too carried away in IT) brings us back to our "relative" unique self to carry on in Life, but now realized of Him with us all - very much more-so in "heart" ("being") rather than in our "conscious" mind. And in this more beautiful divine relationship with The Lord, I do not ascribe to the teachings of Advita, for "the way" to go, ultimately. Why? Because even though I have tasted the non-dual state of being, I will always choose, over and above that, to be in eternal-loving-devotional relationship with God. And for us as His Children, THAT is how it is meant to be for us, very equally, very reverently, and honouringly So towards The Lord! "We are all in `It` together." ~ SP. Peace & Love, mystic brothers ...xoxox = ^ From Spenny = ^ ***************** Spencer Perdriau Human Rights Advocate for Human & Spiritual Ethics Spencer Perdriau is a continuing Human Rights Advocate for Human & Spiritual Ethics. His work has been endorsed by the late Brother Wayne Teasdale before his passing in 2004. Brother Wayne was closely associated with Bede Griffiths, Ken Wilber & His Holiness The Dalai Lama. See all of Spencer`s advocacy films at: www.freeman101.com/films.html ********************************************************************** "The greatest realization I have come to appreciate in Life (as well as God) is that you do not need to "know" everything to become "free" and Liberated in Him." ~ Spencer Perdriau

    Mystic107 // 2012-09-17 03:01:24 // //
  • SOY SEGUIDOR DE LAS TEORIAS DEL DR.CHOPPRA . FELICITACIONES.

    LUIS CARLOS OCAMPO FRANCO // 2012-09-16 19:51:22 // //
  • “‘Trifles go to make perfection and perfection is no trifle.” Perfection is the pathless path and cannot be approached by any path. It is a never, never land, a seventh heaven simply beyond human reach. No human story unfolds like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two plus two is equal to four but life plays puzzles and poker to create imperfection. As soon as we are born our eyes are eclipsed by doctrines, gospels, assumptions and abstractions bringing into short sighted awareness and conditioned habits of value judging making us “Perfectly Imperfect” and we bountiful beings get disfigured by the burdensome and weighty ego. We experience our thought and feeling as something separate from the rest and live in desire and despair, thus creating optical delusion of consciousness. This infallible fallibility has driven mankind to the status of madness towards perfection and we understand perfection in terms of ideologies, goals, values, should and shouldn’t and thus strive to effectuate this intrinsic quality of the perfectionist ideal .We need to understand that the desirable state is the correct perceptual reality. We live in riddles and questions, forecast and destiny, far away from the true picture of reality. Reality earns wings when we become close to nature. It has been aptly said- “In nature nothing is perfect still everything is perfect.” Nature has no urge for perfection because there is no end point to perfection it is an ongoing phenomenon. Thus nature enjoys the tranquility and torrent of river, blossoming and dying of flowers, the spring and the autumn. There is no state of conflict in nature, and so in its imperfection is its perfection, because there is no touchstone of perfection, no acumen. If we see nature through the eyes of nature we will find it perfectly perfect, but this is possible only when we see through our soul or “Atman”. Most of the time our ego gets the better of us and we try to find imperfections within nature, we pursue old testimonies of perfections laid by our ancestors and predecessors and finally we encounter imperfection. We need to know “We are perfect in God’s eyes in spite of our short comings. It‘s true- “I am not perfect for your journey, you are not perfect for my journey but we are perfect for our journey.” This is the wisdom we need to follow. We are all driven by a universal force towards the same destination while taking different journey being perfectly perfect. We need to know, no perfection is wholeness, and we should be real and authentic and never strive to be perfect. No matter Jesus and Buddha are born once but we need to know that saints who live in the lap of nature and dance to the tune of nature do not suffer from human imperfections like jealousy, desire, anger and agony. I believe there is a subtle magnetism in nature which if we unconsciously yield to it will direct us right. The goal of the life is to make our heartbeat match with the beat of the universe and to match the nature with the nature. We need not see the world separate from us and this vision becomes clear only when we look into our heart. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living and the whole nature in its beauty because wisdom is nature and nature is wisdom. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet. Nature’s peace will flow into us as sunshine flows into us. The mind will blow their own freshness into us and storms their energy.”

    Soni Shalini // 2012-09-15 01:37:38 // //
  • The universe is perfect in its imperfection, in other words, we are perfectly evolving or exactly where we should be in our spiritual growth. The universe is perfectly evolving and will be ultimately perfect (again).

    michaeltlucas // 2012-09-13 21:25:35 // //
  • Seek your spirit in the Spirit, meditate daily in communion.

    pathros56
    // 2012-09-13 13:03:06 // //
  • Sorry I meant to say go to Alan Watts he is the most fantastic interpreter of eastern and western philosophy

    verifymyageful
    // 2012-09-12 10:37:55 // //
  • Go to Alan Watts.. he is the most fantastic and can answer all of your questions and show you new ones you never thought of.. the thing is I don`t have enough room to really clearly answer what you just asked me, but you are in for a ride..

    verifymyageful
    // 2012-09-12 10:37:15 // //
  • I Am Perfect, Whole, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious, and Happy...peace, Love, Health, and Happiness be what you are:)

    J.l. Price // 2012-09-12 07:27:43 // //
  • I Am perfect thank you for the reminder

    J.l. Price // 2012-09-12 07:23:44 // //
  • But we're are perfect!!

    Gerard Duffy // 2012-09-12 04:43:46 // //
  • How does one come to a complete understanding that all there is, is "the now"? Is it a habit that one can master? Can it become habitual? So much emphasis is put on how hard it is to attain enlightenment. Is enlightenment so illusory as people make it out to be? Also, are you saying to truly and consistently live in "the now" would be a state of enlightenment?

    rollinghills22
    // 2012-09-12 04:41:11 // //
  • we are all perfect, just have to see it that way!

    Renate Jope // 2012-09-12 01:18:11 // //
  • WE R NT PERFECT CZ WE R HUMANS WHO MK CONSTANT MISTAKES.

    Kavina Kavina // 2012-09-12 01:16:51 // //
  • We are not perfect because we do not believe we can be. That simple.

    Terry Preuss // 2012-09-12 01:05:36 // //
  • Because Adam & Eve ate the damn fruit Pak!!!

    Sheki Williams // 2012-09-12 00:01:25 // //
  • Deepak: How to make money like you...? an where is your income tax...?

    Nelson Ola // 2012-09-12 00:01:20 // //
  • even the universe is not perfect..if it was..we would have more answers than questions...love you deepak : )

    Ralph Twospirited Olson // 2012-09-11 23:54:38 // //
  • <3 deepok

    Positivity: Words to Live by // 2012-09-11 23:01:53 // //
  • SIN

    James Fox // 2012-09-11 22:54:34 // //
  • I suspect this is a wrongful use of your true words. I hate FB. I'm outta here.

    Patty Urbanski // 2012-09-11 22:54:26 // //
  • "Imperfection" is the reality and perfection. Look at nature. Not all life grows perfect.... Trees grow with imperfect branches. There is no perfection in this world... But it is the imperfection that is real.

    Patty Urbanski // 2012-09-11 22:49:34 // //
  • Chopra chopra yay!

    Mari Paz // 2012-09-11 22:48:29 // //
  • Perfection comes with realization.

    Dawn Eve // 2012-09-11 22:44:07 // //
  • In short and simple terms...unless one becomes one in mind & self with the uniting source (God,Brahman,Creator) totally one cannot be perfect....correct..:-)

    Hubert Misquith // 2012-09-11 22:43:17 // //
  • <3 DJ iTopia

    Martin DJ-iTopia Chatfield // 2012-09-11 22:40:18 // //
  • Lily "Dee" wrote a whole book on that: Ageless Body, Timeless Mind,,, I believe its called, also his audio on Chronic Fatigue delineates many holistic practices that diffuse the effects of stress and allow "youthing". From knowing his body of work, I would say he is a master of staying in the moment and allowing his directions in life take on a natural rather than a forced flow.

    Alicia Dane // 2012-09-11 22:39:01 // //
  • Shes a vampire

    Bruce Leon // 2012-09-11 22:38:21 // //
  • Becuse jesus dnt mke us that way mr.dooh pak

    Bruce Leon // 2012-09-11 22:37:14 // //
  • if

    Boriqwa Eloheem // 2012-09-11 22:34:50 // //
  • SI LA NATURALEZA Y EL UNIVERSO TRABAJAN JUNTOS EN PERFECTA SINCRONICIDAD, PORQUE NOSOTROS NO SOMOS PERFECTOS???

    Sarahi Hernandez Andrade // 2012-09-11 22:33:32 // //
  • You never seem to age... I wish I had your secret.

    Lily Seymour // 2012-09-11 22:33:23 // //
  • All the "wrong" intellectual identifications and doings are ultimately part of the whole of existence ... and thus can only be a considered separation from the whole of existence by an intellectual analysis, which is only an idea in the first place, and not an actual separation. Creation contains all creation.

    OneFifthNative
    // 2012-09-11 21:39:09 // //
  • If the meaning of life is to die, is suicide and killing cheating your way to the meaning of life? Think of death that way next time.

    jegsykle
    // 2012-09-11 11:53:25 // //
  • If youre asking Deepak, i could answer that for you, with only a sincere opinion.I think he`s a boddhisatva.

    scancode666
    // 2012-09-11 11:48:01 // //
  • It`s an energy with no law and its manifestations are unfathomable to any human brain, regardless its aptitude.But usually its having 7 billion experiences all at once. :)

    scancode666
    // 2012-09-11 11:44:48 // //
  • If the creator would have inspired the bears with the "self" they would have worshipped a bear god. Indeed without "The Word" the creator would not be mentioned and existence would be questioned. Language is the Creator.

    scancode666
    // 2012-09-11 11:40:33 // //
  • Its not possible to be consistent in this unless you completely understand that all there is.. is now.. see this is what they call enlightenment.

    verifymyageful
    // 2012-09-11 11:37:49 // //
  • Deepak, I find a lot of peace and tranquility when I put forth effort to live in "The now". I can only live in the now for a couple minutes at the most. My question is: Is it possible for any human being to constantly live in "the now"?

    rollinghills22
    // 2012-09-11 05:35:46 // //
  • do*

    Catalin Helios
    // 2012-09-11 04:56:57 // //
  • what o you think about transitory changes in Resistance?

    Catalin Helios
    // 2012-09-11 04:56:34 // //
  • why don`t you try and transcend to unsupervised multidimensionalism?

    Catalin Helios
    // 2012-09-11 04:55:39 // //
  • do you think the soul of all existence can be present in a specific location ?

    Catalin Helios
    // 2012-09-11 04:54:29 // //
  • what do you think about creating the creator?

    Catalin Helios
    // 2012-09-11 04:52:47 // //
  • `perfect` is meaningless without that which is not...

    TWITfromURANUS
    // 2012-09-11 03:58:20 // //