YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

GOD CAN BE KNOWN April 10, 2008


 

You don’t have to believe in God in order to experience God.
— Deepak Chopra – Ageless Body, Timeless Mind and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

According to Chopra, the brain is hardwired to know God. The human nervous system has seven biological responses that correspond to seven levels of divine experience. These are shaped not by any one religion (they are shared by all faiths), but by the brain’s need to take an infinite, chaotic universe and find meaning in it.

How to Know God describes the quest each of us is on, whether we realize it or not. For, as Chopra puts it, “God is our highest instinct to know ourselves.” This book makes a dramatic and enduring contribution to that knowledge.

Quote from Chapter One

“One bald fact stands at the beginning of any search for God. He leaves no footprints in the material world. From the very beginning of religion in the West, it was obvious that God had some kind of presence, known in Hebrew as Shekhinah. Sometimes this word is simply translated as “light” or radiance. Shekhinah formed the halos around angels and the luminous joy in the face of a saint.

It was feminine, even though God, as interpreted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, is masculine. The significant fact about Shekhinah was not its gender, however. Since God is infinite, calling the deity He or She is just a human convention.( *) Much more important was the notion that if God has a presence, that means he can be experienced.

He can be known. This is a huge point, because in every other way God is understood to be invisible and untouchable. And unless some small part of God touches the material world, he will remain inaccessible forever.”

* A note on gender: Finding a pronoun for God is not easy. In keeping with common tradition, this book uses he. But surely God transcends all gender. I could have rotated three different pronouns–he, she, and it–but that would not have gotten any nearer to the truth, and it would have made for very clumsy reading.

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