Happiness Inc.: Deepak Chopra's Path to Inner Peace

posted Oct 1, 2009, 1:56 AM by ash ‎(evermindful)‎   [ updated Oct 1, 2009, 2:06 AM ]
This reply is a response to the ABC article and user submitted commentary for “Happiness Inc.: Deepak Chopra's Path to Inner Peace”.

It's not really an issue of how much Chopra does or how much sleep he gets. The point of real interest is whether Chopra is able to dissolve his ego through meditation practice and mindfulness. The ABC article provides brief coverage that Chopra is indeed practicing mindfulness. He is aware when he drifts away from the present moment and seemingly employs the right attitude to return back.

Until one completely dissolves their ego they will experience agitation & tension when in heated debate. His vigorous arguments and routine sparing with evangelical Christian groups may well be helping him on his path to freedom. If he is mindful of his actions, speech and thoughts when he experiences these conflicts with the Christian groups, then he is well on his way.

It has taken a long time for mindfulness & meditation based practices to gain acceptance from the medical and scientific community. Those mindfulness practitioners that chip away at the wall of illusion are able to see the modern day conditioning that perpetuates greed, anger, hatred, jealousy and envy. Chopra suggests these scientists need a paradigm shift. I believe that through the experiential practice of mindfulness, we get visibility into the well orchestrated modern day system that leads to conflicts, problems and pain.

Chopra and others have done well to seed an important message about meditation. Overtime the message will get refined and better aligned to help the modern world.

Reference:
1. Happiness Inc.: Deepak Chopra's Path to Inner Peace
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