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Subjective And Objective Experience of God

Subjective And Objective Experience of God

A personís subjective experience of God canít be challenged Ė at the quantum level, objectivity and subjectivity merge into each other. The point of merger is the soul; therefore knowing God comes down to this: like a photon nearing a black hole, our mind hits a wall as it tries to think about the soul. The soul is comfortable with uncertainty; it accepts that you can be two places at once (time and eternity); it observes cosmic intelligence at work and is not bothered that the creative force is outside the universe.

We have a simple picture of the situation. The mind is creeping closer and closer to the soul, which sits on the edge of Godís world, at the event horizon. The gap of separation is wide when there is no perception of spirit; it grows smaller as the mind figures out what is happening.

Eventually the two will get so close that mind and soul have no choice but to merge. When that happens, the resemblance to a black hole is striking. To the mind, it will be as if falling into Godís world lasts forever, an eternity in bliss consciousness.

From Godís side, the merging takes place in a split second; indeed, if we stand completely in Godís world, where time has no meaning, the whole process never even occurred. The mind was part of the soul all along, only without knowing it.

The instant that your mind pays any attention to the soul, it is pulled toward it, with the inevitable result that all separation will close. Objectively, this journey toward the soul, this process, is like a particle of light crossing the event horizon.

The fact that our minds can register this journey is astonishing, because the whole time it is happening, ordinary thought and perception continue. The word ecstasy derives from Greek roots that mean to stand apart or outside. A personís attention is standing outside material life and witnessing the dawn of ecstasy.

Adapted from How To Know God, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2000).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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3:29AM PDT on Apr 26, 2010

"Let no one deceive you with vain words" (Eph. 5: 6) and let us not deceive ourselves...Those who simulate virtue and appear to be one thing outwardly but are something else inwardly are revered by most people as saintly and so they cannot recognize these imposters...The garrulous and ostentatious man is thought by these people to be a spiritual master...

--Blessed Simeon the New Theologian (+1022AD)

7:40AM PDT on Apr 22, 2010

Our connection with God the Father is a blood connection. A touch of filiation. Here's what the Bible says in Genesis: "26 Then God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing who is moves on the earth. 27 `` God created man in His own image, it was in God's image, male and female made. 28 And God blessed them and God said, , Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, and dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of heaven, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. `` 29 And God said, Behold, I have gave every herb bearing seed, which is on the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed: it will be your food. `` 30 And to every beast of the earth, every bird of heaven, and all creatures that creeps on earth, who have in them a breath of life, I gave every green herb for food. `` And it was. 31 God saw everything that he had made and behold it was very good. This was one evening and there was morning, it was the sixth day.

7:37AM PDT on Apr 22, 2010

Our connection with God the Father is a blood connection. A touch of filiation. Here's what the Bible says in Genesis: "26 Then God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing who is moves on the earth. 27 `` God created man in His own image, it was in God's image, male and female made. 28 And God blessed them and God said, , Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, and dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of heaven, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. `` 29 And God said, Behold, I have gave every herb bearing seed, which is on the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed: it will be your food. `` 30 And to every beast of the earth, every bird of heaven, and all creatures that creeps on earth, who have in them a breath of life, I gave every green herb for food. `` And it was. 31 God saw everything that he had made and behold it was very good. This was one evening and there was morning, it was the sixth day.

6:35AM PDT on Apr 9, 2010

I need God. I love God. He is my constant companion wherever I go and I talk with Him very often for protection and guidance.

9:55AM PDT on Apr 5, 2010

interesting article. thanks.

8:51AM PDT on Apr 5, 2010

Interesting article and very interesting comments.

2:35AM PDT on Apr 5, 2010

Thank you!

4:45AM PDT on Apr 4, 2010

Thank you for steering me in the direction of thought I need to understand God. I had an audio encounter with God when I was 16, alone in my home resting on my bed. My name was called out from every direction at once, several times. I stood up in the middle of my room and heard to same voice speak of what God is. I was shaken and weak and full of "love". I have lived a "good" life. I am now 53 yrs old now. I have never been able to go to that perfect place again, but I long for it. Deepak and all of the people who comment afterward, help me take steps in the direction of God. Thanks

8:29PM PDT on Apr 3, 2010

Sharon Ballock, It sounds like you had just exactly the kind of experience Dr. Chopra is talking about in this article, but you put it in traditional Christian terms. I think we all have this spiritual impulse to re-connect with this timeless energy we call 'the soul'.Every belief system just discribes it according to the teaching it is familier with. Thank you for shareing your profound experence.

7:25PM PDT on Apr 3, 2010

We are all a piece of God, as God is a piece of everything. I do love reading your work, very inspiring. It always makes me feel better inside and out! Thank you ;-)

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