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The End of Yearning

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.

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

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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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11:07PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

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.

1:45AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

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

7:41PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

thanks for the post

5:51PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:24PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Thank you, beautiful article

4:00PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Interesting, thanks

2:34PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

food for thought

11:34AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

What about the Goddess?

8:54AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Thank you.

7:38AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

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.

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