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12/21/2012 10:01 am ET

What Is God? Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and Other Leaders Give Their Definition (VIDEO)

In this clip from the special "Soul-to-Soul" episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah asks Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and other spiritual thought leaders how they define God.

Oprah: What is your definition of God?

Wayne Dyer: God is the highest place within each and every one of us. It's our divine self.

Michael Singer: The source of you.

Debbie Ford: I define God as an energy. A spiritual energy. It has no denomination, it has no judgment, it has an energy that when we're connected to it we know why we're here and what we're here to do.

DeVon Franklin: My definition of God: God is not only the alpha, the omega, he is friend, he's a confidant, he is a buddy. He is a lover of my soul. That's my definition of God.

Marianne Williamson: An all-encompassing love that is the source of all, the reality of all, and the being through which I am.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: He is my beloved. He is my most intimate beloved, my friend, the one I look to in everything. I wouldn't try to define him because no one knows God but God. He's beyond even our idea of the beyond.

Eckhart Tolle: God is beyond all the forms of life, but also indwells every form of life as their essence. God is both beyond and within.

Gabrielle Bernstein: My definition of God is the ever-present essence of love.

Mastin Kipp: God is love.

Marie Forleo: Everything in the creative force.

Carolyn Myss: To me, God is law. God to me is mystical law. Because law is the nature of the universe. It's universal. The negotiating principle with mystical laws is prayer. That's what makes them intimate. "Miracle" is when God bends these laws for you.

Iyanla Vanzant: All that is. Everything. Everything. Breath, life. Just get Webster's Dictionary and throw it on the floor. It's everything... God is everything.

Gary Zukav: I don't have a definition of God, because I've never really understood that word. People have different understandings of it and it's caused a great deal of conflict. If I had to say what would my definition of God be, if I were going to use that word, I would say that this universe has layers upon layers upon layers of compassion and wisdom beyond ours.

Deepak Chopra: God is the evolutionary impulse of the universe. God is infinite creativity, infinite love, infinite compassion, infinite caring.

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