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The Way to Peace

The Way to Peace

The way of peace doesn’t claim that God must be a pacifist. The gulf between pacifist and warmonger belongs in our psychology, not in the nature of God. Divine schizophrenia can be overcome by seeing certain spiritual truths and hanging on to them.

God isn’t a person.
We cannot read his mind.
The essence of God is consciousness.

Consciousness can be used for either violence or peace; the choice is ours.
When it is expanded, human consciousness chooses non-violence since that is compatible with love.

If these principles are valid, then God doesn’t have to jump into the middle of human affairs. He stands for the pure essence of life and love. For me to solve my personal anguish over war, I must transform my consciousness until violence is no longer an option. By now this is a familiar argument. Millions of people understand it.

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Adapted from Peace is the Way, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2005).

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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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2:21AM PST on Jan 10, 2013

Thanks

8:27AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

thanks

3:57AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

We can choose to be peaceful!

3:49PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:49PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:39AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Thank you..

9:19AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

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9:19AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

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4:30AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Wish there could be a bit more conciousness in Syria right now.

3:37AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

This is true.

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