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How the Universe Solved the “Hard Problem”

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By Deepak Chopra, MD

For some inexplicable reason the most common element in every possible experience–consciousness–has kept itself a secret. How the human brain produces consciousness–if it does–is an age-old question, currently traveling under the name of “the hard problem.” Philosopher David Chalmers, who coined the term, says, “There is nothing that we know more intimately than conscious experience, but there is nothing that is harder to explain.” This is especially frustrating because we all depend upon consciousness for everything. If we were unconscious, the world would literally disappear in a puff of smoke. This obvious fact implies something that isn’t so obvious: Maybe consciousness and the world appeared at the same time.

A cosmos devoid of consciousness isn’t conceivable, and yet the reason for this exists completely out of sight. Think of sunlight. Obviously the sun can’t shine unless stars exist. There are few secrets left to discover about how stars form, what they are made of, and how light is produced in the incredibly hot cauldron at the core of a star. The secret lies elsewhere. As sunlight travels 93 million miles to Earth, it penetrates the atmosphere and lands somewhere on the planet. In this case, the only somewhere we’re interested in is our eye. Photons, the packets of energy that carry light, stimulate the retina at the back of the eye, starting a chain of events that leads to the part of the brain known as the visual cortex.

The difference between being blind and being able to see lies in the mechanics of how the brain processes sunlight—that much is clear. Yet the step in the process that matters the most, converting sunlight into vision, is totally mysterious. No matter what you see in the world—an apple, cloud, mountain, or tree—sunlight bouncing off the object makes it visible, but how? No one knows. The secret of sight is totally immersed in consciousness itself. Without being conscious of light, photons are invisible. Yet it is mistaken to say that light becomes bright in the brain through some physical process, because the brain has no brightness, either. It is as dark as outer space. Because there is no light in the brain, there are no pictures or images, either. When you imagine the face of a loved one, nowhere in the brain does that face exist like a photograph. Continue reading

Deepak Chopra: Will the Universe Continue Expanding to Infinity?

What is the law of conservation and how can we make sense of it if the universe is continually expanding? In this episode of “Ask Deepak” on The Chopra Well, Deepak explores whether the total amount of energy and matter is constant in the universe. Looking to a new book by Rupert Sheldrake, Science Set Free: Ten Paths to New Discovery, Deepak unpacks the nuances of energy and matter in the universe.

If the universe expands into infinity, and matter is only created and never destroyed, then where will we eventually end up?! Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Deepak Chopra Eats a Mouse! (And Discusses Space Time)

Okay, so Deepak isn’t actually going to eat a mouse, but his owl avatar is! Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new, slightly smaller, much more feathery Deepak Chopra and his friend, physicist Menas Kafatos!

Perched atop a telephone wire overlooking the city below, Deepak and Menas tackle some of the biggest questions in modern science: what is the relationship between space and time? And what does it tell us about reality? Don’t be alarmed when Deepak takes a quick break for a mouse snack – an owl gets hungry now and then, after all…

We hope you enjoyed this rich and engaging discussion with a light-hearted twist. For the original, non-animated version, click here.

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Deepak Chopra: What is the Source of The Universe

Does the material universe spring from a field of nothingness or rather from a field of possibility? In this episode of “Ask Deepak” on The Chopra Well, Deepak Chopra sits down with Menas Kafatos, a physicist and Chapman University professor, to discuss how the Universe came into existence.

According to quantum physics, what we think of a vast dark field of nothingness actually contains the potential for everything in the physical world. Is Menas, as a physicist, open to the idea that this field may in fact be consciousness, Deepak asks? Surprisingly, his answer is a resounding yes.

What do you think? Does the idea of a vast field of potential as the Universe’s source sound plausible, does it excite you, make you wary, or confuse you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Deepak Chopra: Scientific Proof of God?

If you’re a regular Deepak Chopra reader and listener, you have probably come across the term “space time.” It may sound nonsensical – it’s either space or time, right? But in physics, “space time” is a real measure used to describe the four-dimensionality of the Universe. In this episode of “Ask Deepak” on The Chopra Well, Deepak Chopra sits down with Menas Kafatos, a physicist and professor at Chapman University, to discuss space time, matter, and the generative nature of the Universe.

As Deepak and Menas discuss, all matter in the physical universe springs from the curvature of space time, bending outward from a vast dark field where things like space and time have no relevance. This isn’t a field of nothingness, though, because it contains the potential for everything in our observable reality. In this way, as Deepak points out and Menas confirms, the Universe is more mind-like than machine-like. It doesn’t have a real “substance,” Menas says, yet creates everything that does.

What it comes down to, then, and what science helps us consider, is that there is an omnipotent, omnipresent force in the Universe that creates everything we see, touch, taste and experience. It is nonlocal and non-physical, yet everywhere present and infinitely powerful. Ladies and gentlemen, it sounds like we have ourselves a “God.”

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Waking Up





Blissfully nothing…


And then darkness. Night, just before dawn. A quiet room, the sound of soft and regular breathing. The feeling of warmth and comfort. Bed sheets. A clock, ticking away time.

So this is what I inhabit now. This sleeping person, in this moonlit room. Toe. Foot. Leg. Human body. A name and gender. A world view. I am still not convinced that I want to leave no thing and become this thing…

Slowly, I pour myself into the details of this identity. As I become more and more defined, so does the world. The promise of abundant experience, the delight of sensory perception finally win over my reluctance, and I surrender to my desire to manifest. More and more willingly, more and more ecstatically, I enter the heaviness of matter.

The more I fill this particular form, the more it awakens. She smiles and opens herself in a big yawn and full body stretch! She is alive and jumps out of bed vibrantly ready to experience. But before throwing herself into her day, she stills herself for a moment, and expresses an infinity of delight in two human words:  “thank you!”

 

Love,

aurora

 

Just showing up is all that matters*

Now I have been observing things in the Universe and have come to the conclusion on the Now as Bodhidharma might have seen..and the principles I have seen so far is with this Now in my clarity and moment by moment because it is this..as this is..is(Zen)

I came into this world many moments ago which I just showed up and lived through all those moments to bring me into the Now and also tells me I am just showing up and when I die which is a part of this loan program will just show up…

So in this world besides one hand clapping as a Zen Riddle mantra..guess what I am doing RIGHT NOW!!! Just showing up and that is all that is in life..no Objective and a simple plain TRUTH of the subjective reality I exist in and no more or less as in nothing to gain and nothing to lose….enjoy just showing up always…

           Zen Rocks my World in Stillness and Wisdom of Nothing at All and keeps me there for it is…is*

I love this youtube video so much that you gotta see it again if you already have….enjoy the world you show up to..It is subjective reality and we belong to it as we are subjects within ourselves..the Soul*

                                                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqnEGu8VF8Y

Taste Matters; A Matter of Meaningful & Balanced Indulgence

Taste Matters; A Matter of Meaningful

& Balanced Indulgence

 

Life Encourages

Life encourages us to take every Step in Life with Meaningful Intentions, Considerate, Purposeful & Responsible Actions

It is L I F E we Live for

 

Learning; Inspiring; Fulfilling; Expectations

 

A Meaningful Vision of Peace, Faith, Hope, Love, Wisdom, Principles, Values, Ideals & The Very Finest of Virtues

 

L I F E

 

L for Learning

 

I for Inspiring

 

F for Fulfilling

 

E for Expectations

 

Taste

It is generally referred to as the ability to differentiate the flavors of food and drinks

Indulgence

It is referred to as the action of enabling oneself to enjoy as well as a lavish pursuit in other contexts

 

Meaningfully

When we indulge meaningfully, we are aware of the extent and categories of foods and drinks consumed

 

Important

As with all aspects that relate to Health and Wellness; the most prudent course of action is to verify the information with your own doctor or other medical professional before acting upon it or sharing it with others.

 

However

However, there is also the related state that is referred to as indulging in a condition of *binge;

 

*Binge

The reference to binge here means dis oriented eating habits; whereby one is consuming excessive intake of food or **drinks (without being virtually aware and consumption being affected due to emotion or habits)

 

Eating disorder

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_disorder

 

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Text available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 

Habits

Habits can either be productive or counter productive, depending upon the habitual patterns adopted and persistently pursued

 

Indulgence – Healthy Well Balanced Nutritious Diet

This relates to focusing upon instituting a healthy; well balanced nutritious diet

 

Balanced Work & Personal Agendas

And an balanced work regimen accompanied along with a disciplined physical activity regimen; all on a well balanced and meaningful basis

 

Point

The point and purpose of writing these few words is related to encourage a balanced and meaningful consumption of food and drinks

 

Drinks

Regarding drinks; whether these might be non alcoholic or alcoholic beverages; it is entirely the person’s responsibility to whom it may pertain to, that what they consume and to what extent

 

Food

The above similarly applies for food, whether the food is nutritious – well balanced in proteins and carbohydrates or whether there is excessive intake of fatty foods? Time and again, it is entirely the person’s responsibility to whom it may pertain to, that what they consume and to what extent

 

Responsibilities

The responsibilities are of those to whom it may pertain to as specified above, since the responsibilities are immense if there is excessive intake of one or the other

 

Important

As with all aspects that relate to Health and Wellness; the most prudent course of action is to verify the information with your own doctor or other medical professional before acting upon it or sharing it with others.

 

Peace, Love, Welfare, Stability and Happiness for One and All

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina; Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina

May One and All be Happy

May One and All have well-being

May Happiness be showered on all

May One and All be Healthy

O Lord Protect us

O Lord Guide us

O Lord Grant us Wisdom

O Lord Lead us from darkness to Light (From ignorance to Knowledge)

O Lord May there always be

Universal Peace, Love, Happiness, Wisdom,

Welfare, Dignity, Respect, Unity, Admiration,

Appreciation, Economic Development,Stability,

Global Sustained Education; Eradication of

Malnutrition; Meaningful Conservation of Natural

Resources; Establishment of a Healthy Ecological

Balance & Healthy Balanced Universal

Environment;Meaningfulness in all aspects of Life;

Wealth,Prosperity and Progress always for all People all across the World

Best Wishes,

Vashi

©2009 Vashi Ram Chandi

 

 

Disclaimer

The above article is not intended to offend or hurt the sentiments of any persons whatsoever. They are being expressed in good faith and with sincere meaningful intentions.

 

In no event whatsoever shall featuring of this  information resulting from the use of reliance upon this information featured herewith make me liable for any liabilities whatsoever.

To Humanity, we Might be One Person(s); but to One Person(s) we Might be Humanity

 

To Humanity, we Might be One Person(s); but to One Person(s) we Might be Humanity

It is a matter of Meaningful Perception

 

Life Encourages

Life encourages us to take every Step in Life with Meaningful Intentions, Considerate, Purposeful & Responsible Actions

It is L I F E we Live for,

Learning; Inspiring; Fulfilling; Expectations

 

A Meaningful Vision of Peace, Faith, Hope, Love, Wisdom, Principles, Values, Ideals & The Very Finest of Virtues

 

L for Learning

 

I for Inspiring

 

F for Fulfilling

 

E for Expectations


 

Humanity

The totality of experience relating to human existence

 

Might

Generally regarded as a force of power; however here it is referred to from the perspective of “humility and nobility”

 

Humility & Nobility

A humble, appreciative, grateful and thankful approach

 

Nobility

Encompassing noble values and principles

 

Person

Each person, endowed with the finest of intellectual faculties; the very finest of abilities

 

Matter

Relating to awareness, meaningfulness, purposefulness and responsibleness

 

Perception

Meaningfully complimenting the psychological and phenomenal consciousness

 

Yes Indeed

Very true that each and every Person can make a phenomenal difference when the purpose is accomplishment of meaningful goals and objectives for Humanity

 

Counts & Matters

Each and every person’s meaningful contribution to Humanity counts and certainly matters

 

Peace, Love, Welfare, Stability and Happiness for One and All:

May Peace, Love, Welfare, Stability, Happiness and Wisdom prevail Universally always

 

Always Goodness Every Person all across The World

With Sincere Hopes, Prayers and Good Wishes for

Universal Peace, Love, Happiness, Welfare, Wisdom, Economic Development,

 

Stability, Global Sustained Education; Eradication of Malnutrition;

 

Meaningful Conservation of Natural Resources;

 

Establishment of a Healthy Ecological Balance & Universal Environment;

 

Meaningfulness in all aspects of Life;

Wealth, Prosperity and Progress for One and All all always,

 

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina; Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina

May One and All be Happy

May One and All have well-being

May Happiness be showered on all

May One and All be Healthy

O Lord Protect us

O Lord Guide us

O Lord Grant us Wisdom

O Lord Lead us from darkness to Light (From ignorance to Knowledge)

O Lord May there always be

Universal Peace, Love, Wisdom, Welfare, Dignity, Respect, Unity, Happiness,

Admiration, Appreciation, Wealth, Gratitude, Development, Stability, Prosperity

and Progress always for all People all across the World

Best Wishes,

Vashi

©2009 Vashi Ram Chandi

 

Inheritance

Inheritance – A Matter of Recognizing the Meaningful Principles & Values of L I F E

Yes Indeed

It is a matter of recognizing the meaningful principles and values of L I F E we have been endowed with

 

Meaningfully

Along with the recognition-awareness ensuring that each and every aspect of life is tremendously appreciated and meaningfully utilized

 

Equipped

We have all inherited amongst the most valuable of treasures

 

Intellectual Faculties – Abilities

All of our intellectual faculties – abilities; right there with us; enabling us to perform meaningful actions

 

What

What greater inheritance than this could one seek?

 

Virtues

Being gifted with virtues such as peace, hope, faith, trust, love, prudence, fortitude, temperance, awareness, meaningfulness, purposefulness, wisdom along with the very finest values and principles

 

Vision

The gifted ability at being able to perceive and visualize; plan ahead resourcefully, meaningfully, enterprisingly, intelligently, creatively, wisely, proficiently, inventively, opportunely, meticulously in life

 

Time and Again

The very greatest inheritance is L I F E; this wonderful life indeed

 

What we do

What we do, how we plan; what we invest in life becomes our responsibility

 

Gift

When we meaningfully and responsibly attend to our respective endeavors;assignments;agendas;responsibilities;duties;objectives – we are then at each and every instance reciprocating the greatness and immense value of this precious inheritance of L I F E

 

The Inheritance

The greatest inheritance of life is indeed L I F E; there could never be any inheritance more precious than this

 

Peace, Love, Welfare, Stability and Happiness for One and All:

May Peace, Love, Welfare, Stability, Happiness and Wisdom prevail Universally always

Always Goodness for The World

With Sincere Hopes, Prayers and Good Wishes for Universal Peace, Love, Happiness, Welfare, Wisdom, Economic Development, Stability, Global Sustained Education; Eradication of Malnutrition; Conservation; Meaningfulness in all aspects of Life; Wealth, Prosperity and Progress for One and All all, for every Person all across The World always

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina; Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina

May One and All be Happy

May One and All have well-being

May Happiness be showered on all

May One and All be Healthy

O Lord Protect us

O Lord Guide us

O Lord Grant us Wisdom

O Lord Lead us from darkness to Light (From ignorance to Knowledge)

O Lord May there always be Universal Peace, Love, Wisdom, Welfare, Dignity, Respect, Unity, Happiness, Admiration, Appreciation, Wealth, Gratitude, Development, Stability, Prosperity and Progress always for all People all across the World

Best Wishes,

Vashi Ram Chandi

 

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