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#3558 - Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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Selections from some people I follow on Twitter. Follow me here:


jhalifax robert ott dying. a good man, deep practitioner, inspired artist. it seems right that today is in silence. a time to hold him.


iamwun RT @Mel_White_ : "No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place." ~Zen Proverb


aflow Fly Me to the Moon - Diana Krall ?


aflow appears moon was rising not sinking, & now the slightest sliver of waning & much more golden, reflecting on waters.


FlowerEssences "Life is a big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can." ~Danny Kaye


guruphiliac seem to be able to remember every embarrassing incident of my entire life, regardless of what anyone else was thinking about it.


Yaatriki In the end, your progress is not determined by what you know, but how deeply you loved God, your knowledge if not rooted in this, is hollow.


LeonardJacobson "The more you live in gratitude for what you have, the more you will have to be grateful for" LJ


majidrazvi "I have nothing to say and I'm saying it." - John Cage


qjohn Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. ~George Carlin (via @aflow)


vaughanwj We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. - Elbert Hubbard (American publisher, moralist, author, 1856-1915)





Excerpt from an interview with Deepak Chopra on Beliefnet. There were several questioners.

jfsnjax: Is it tough to get Westerners to understand non-duality? That evil is a part of God?

beliefnet_deepak_chopra: It is not easy. By saying simply that evil is a part of God you are likely to turn a lot of people off. In my book "How to Know God," I discuss the seven stages of good and evil. In stage 1, "good" is that which ensures your physical survival; "evil" is that which threatens your physical survival. In stage 2, good is that which satisfies your ego needs, evil is that which threatens your ego needs. In stage 3, good is peace of mind, and evil is inner turbulence. In stage 4, good is understanding and knowingness and intuition, and evil is lack of awareness. In stage 5, good is creativity, and evil is lower consciousness. In stage 6, good is the cosmic force of evolution, evil is the cosmic force of entropy and stagnation. And in stage 7, the non-dual stage, good and evil do not exist, they are contained as potential in the womb of creation.

i_am_haelen: If you had to describe a way for moving through the levels of perception of God, what would they be?

beliefnet_deepak_chopra: In stage 3, meditation; for stage 4, going into the silence and asking questions. In stage 5, asking how can I create something that never existed before. In stage 6, emulating and modeling the action and behavior of great seers. For stage 7, finding the source within.

coastman39531: I think I'm stuck in stage 3. How do I get past it?

beliefnet_deepak_chopra: Begin to write down on a piece of paper the following questions: Who am I? What do I want? What's my purpose in life? How can I help my fellow human beings? Just write the questions, look at them, then go into silent meditation. God will provide the answers through situations, circumstances, encounters, omens, and other clues.

nightfall360: What inspires you to write the way you do?

beliefnet_deepak_chopra: I just write with great passion something I'm excited by, and then it seems to happen spontaneously. You used the word "inspired." And the word means to be "in spirit." So when you are in spirit, everything happens spontaneously.

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