The End of Yearning

In India it has been taught for centuries that the soul has two faces. One face is turned toward God and knows itself as being made of the same holy essence. The other face is turned toward creation, and although it knows itself as divine, it can experience birth and death. Although both are aspects of your soul, without one you would never have left God and eternity to enter your body. Without the other you would never know that something sacred lies behind the mask of the material world.

I often marvel at the ingenuity of grace, which contains infinity in the finite, bliss inside pain, clarity despite the fog, love despite conflict. This is Godís magic act, to make us so that we will be both born and undying.

Adapted from The Deeper Wound, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2001).

40 comments

Michael Wecke
Michael Wecke4 years ago

I wish to echo Heather G's comment: I love these brief, inspiring gems of wisdom!

As far as other comments are concerned, where contributing comments seemingly get lost: Sitting in a remote region, I found that comments may not show up immediately, but do so maybe a day later. Before I came to realise that, I would repeat a comment, only to have it appear a couple of times.

heather g.
heather g.4 years ago

Each time I read Deepak's articles I experience the pure pleasure of knowledge.

Marianne Barto
MARIA B.4 years ago

thanks for the post

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Mary Mattarelli
Mary Mattarelli4 years ago

Thank you, beautiful article

irene fernandez
irene Fernandez4 years ago

Interesting, thanks

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

food for thought

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons4 years ago

What about the Goddess?

Lin Moy
Lin M4 years ago

Thank you.

chris b.
chris B.4 years ago

we just need to take the 'time' to reflect and realize. but we usually don't.
Other note - i've heard of many others who lost their 'comments', etc. Guess it was a glitch in the system. Some were pretty upset.