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True Unity

True Unity

There is a state of true unity. The rishis called it Brahmi Chetna, “unity consciousness,” and declared that it was the goal toward which all other states of consciousness are evolving. Anyone who has a speck of self-awareness is heading, however haltingly, toward it.

The difference between me, a man who lives in ordinary waking consciousness, and a man in unity, is that I see the world dominated by differences: Billions of separate fragments cluster together to form my reality. A man in unity sees these fragments, too, but underneath them he perceives wholeness. To him, the world with all its diversity is just one thing.

A world made of only one thing sounds strange, but the rishis found it glorious, because what they beheld in all directions was their own awareness. Creation became a mirror showing them themselves. The objects seen by the eye were no longer made of inert matter. They breathed with life; their being flowed seamlessly into the rishi’s own. Although usually invisible, this living consciousness could shine forth at times making a table or tree seem to glow from within or filling the air with a shower of golden sparkles.

Visible or invisible, a world suffused with awareness becomes indescribably intimate to a person in unity. There are no separations anymore. Without stretching out a hand, one can feel the texture of a distant wall. The heave of the earth as it turns on its axis can be felt under one’s feet. Even touching a star becomes a direct experience. “Since everything is made of consciousness alone,” the Upanishads jubilantly declare, “there is nothing in creation that is not myself.”

The mind’s shift into unity is as radical as the change from walking to sleeping, or sleeping to dreaming. We are speaking of a natural unfoldment of the mind’s deeper layers. The rishis claim that wrapped up inside us is the capacity to command every force of nature, to influence every atom in the universe.

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Adapted from Unconditional Life, by Deepak Chopra, M.D. (Bantam, 1991).

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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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5:28AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

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7:01PM PST on Dec 26, 2012

If we all lived In Unity can you even imagine what a glorious World it would be. Peace.

2:49AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

ONE

6:54PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

People should read Spinoza.

3:28AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

I have experienced the bliss of being in total harmony with the world - but then become so very easily distracted by sudden noise or disharmony around me. My feeling of blissful reverie quickly disappears. I'm sure those Rishis lived surrounded by more peaceful environments....

3:28AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

I have experienced the bliss of being in total harmony with the world - but then become so very easily distracted by sudden noise or disharmony around me. My feeling of blissful reverie quickly disappears. I'm sure those Rishis lived surrounded by more peaceful environments....

4:22PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

The Universe at our command. How beautiful. Only to be realized by the most conscious. Incredible! Thank-you.

11:09PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Beautiful!

10:21AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Very insightful. Thank you.

12:25AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Thanks for sharing this info.

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