Why Enlightenment Should Be in Everyone’s Future

By Deepak Chopra, MD Now that yoga and meditation have become everyday experiences rather than exotic practices reserved for a sliver of the population with an interest in the East, the same needs to happen with enlightenment. It remains in the old pigeon-hole that yoga and meditation…

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Does Enlightenment Pass the “So What” Test?

In the last two posts I’ve argued that there should be a new norm in how we view the mind, presenting the possibility that enlightenment is our natural state. Higher consciousness has become an exotic state reserved for saints, sages, and swamis, haloed in religious terminology. But…

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Is Enlightenment the New Normal?

For centuries in the West there was no discussion about the mind without bringing in God; higher states of consciousness were considered blessed or miraculous. This wasn’t so in the East, where higher states were discussed on the basis of experience. Someone who claimed to be in…

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Why Don’t We Know We Are Enlightened Already?

By Deepak Chopra, MD “Enlightenment” is a word that has gotten so entangled with vague confusion that many people have given up on it. I don’t mean the classic seeker who hungers for God, Nirvana, or higher states of consciousness. There isn’t an accepted definition of enlightenment…

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