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Entries by Deepak Chopra from 10/2005

MYSTERIES OF DESIRE

| Posted 10.03.2005 | Entertainment
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In the Leela thread I mentioned that desire is what drives all of life. The dance of Leela arouses Shiva, and his expansion through Shakti into creati...

WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO BAD THINGS

| Posted 10.05.2005 | Politics
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I read Frank Rich's recent NY Times column in which he uses words like "sleazy," "vermin," and "toxic" to describe the cash-and-carry corruption preva...

Justice Grows to the Left

| Posted 10.07.2005 | Politics
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When Pres. Bush tried to assure his right-wing base that Harriet Miers would not change her judicial philosophy for the next twenty years, he made a horrifying promise.

Gadflies Without a Sting: The Downside of Skepticism

| Posted 10.10.2005 | Politics
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"There is a field beyond all notions of right and wrong. Come, meet me there." Rumi We live in a society where the worst humiliation, apparently, is...

This Earthquake Needs to Be Global

| Posted 10.10.2005 | Business
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We should use this horrendous tragedy as the first step into a global future that crosses the lines of nationalism, colonialism, and religion. What more fitting memorial to our dead brothers and sisters?

Ganging Up On Desire

| Posted 10.12.2005 | Politics
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I knew there was a long tradition in many religions condemning desire, but I had no idea it was still so virulent. In response to a recent post, "The ...

Bringing Down Our Berlin Wall

| Posted 10.14.2005 | Politics
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There was a time when a man like Robert Kennedy would stand in a crowd as the standard bearer of the poor. No more.

Superpower, Real and Unreal

| Posted 10.17.2005 | Politics
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The dilemma being faced by the only superpower in the world is that power has drastically shifted. Superpower made sense when there were two of them-...

Wondering About "Positive" Skepticism

| Posted 10.18.2005 | Politics
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After a recent exchange with Michael Shermer about the value of "positive" skepticism, I received the following letter from Rupert Sheldrake, the Engl...

Why the New Age (Still) Matters

| Posted 10.19.2005 | Politics
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The New Age still matters because it is the best resort we have to age-old traditions of wisdom. I wanted to say that up front, even though I have nev...

"RAIN MAN" AND THE CONNECTED LIFE

| Posted 10.21.2005 | Politics
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In an earlier post I proposed that if human beings are connected at a subtle level, a new culture of consciousness is possible. This culture would ...

A Spiritual Catch-22

| Posted 10.24.2005 | Politics
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Responding to my post on "the Ego Blues," David (no last name) remarks that "resisting the ego's stuff verifies its power and fear. What a monumental ...

Rosa Parks and the Power of the Feminine

| Posted 10.26.2005 | Huffington Post

Today, as in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white man, protest needs a vision.

Big Lies, Trivial Lies, and Politics

| Posted 10.28.2005 | Politics
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If the war-makers aren't held to account for their lies and deceptions, democracy will suffer a terrible blow.

Looking for Blood, Looking for Justice

| Posted 10.31.2005 | Business
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It isn't the courts' job to change, end, or criticize the war. It was the electorate's job, and if someone feels that war-making is a huge wrong, criminalizing the war-makers is tempting but misguided.