Time according to Deepak Chopra

Transcript of video

Time in my view is the continuity of memory using the ego as an internal reference point. When we break the barrier of ego, the self-image, we break the barrier of time.

So time is the separation that occurs when there is the differentiation of our consiousness into observer, process of observation and that which is observed. And then how we measure our observations through the creation of an artificial observer gives us the experience of time.

In fact, there is no time—there is only eternity. The measurement of eternity is symbolized as the measurement of time. And, of course, how we metabolize our experience of time, is the way our bodies undergo entropy. So if we are running out of time, we literally run out of time biologically. People who say “I’m running out of time”, they have speeded up biological clocks. Faster heart rates [inaudible]. And they drop dead of premature heart attacks. They run out of time.

If you are in love time stops. The intoxication of love allows you to experience unity consciousness and timelessness. If you are bored, time drags. And entropy is the metabolism of time.

I have a lot more to say about the nature of time, but I’m running out of time. So, see you next time, or let me know what you think.

Source: Time

Scientific Proof of the Existence of God

Prachtig interview met Amit Goswami over Scientific Proof of the Existence of God. Voor mij is de essentie nog steeds:

Consciousness matters™—and that’s all that matters

En dat kan je dus heel letterlijk nemen. Zelfs het woord heel uit de vorige zin krijgt daardoor voor mij meer waarde.

Richard Dawkins digging his own grave

Seems like Richard Dawkins is digging his own grave in being so closed and arrested regarding opinions in conflict with his own. Check out Deepak Chopra’s posting on I Know I’m Right, So Why Be Fair? where Dawkins acts like a grumpy old man during his encounter with Rupert Sheldrake. Just like in Chopra’s The Science Delusion?.

Sheldrake and Chopra have my votes. And I sure hope Dawkins will continue his current quest. The more energy he puts into it, the faster we will evolve our current ways of thinking. We need guys like Dawkins. He fuels the research on the ever so important area if spirituality, religion, and morphogenesis.

Shift in action

Het Institute of Noetic Sciences heeft een prachtige website met vele nieuwe inzichten en baanbrekend werk klaargezet op Shift in Action.

Tot eind 2007 staan daar vele artikelen, videos en podcasts om niet beschikbaar. Eat your heart out.

Met een paar verhelderende en prettig verstorende video’s van Deepak Chopra.

  1. The Definition and Source of Consciousness.
  2. The Simultaneity of Consciousness.
  3. Discontinuity of the Universe.

Consciousness matters. Thoughts become things™. Consiousness is the phenomenon. Everything else is epiphenomenon.

Some notes from Deepak Chopra’s talk on consciousness:

  • Another word for God: field of awareness which is “a-causal, non-local, quantum-mechanical interrelatedness” that operates with simultaneity.
  • Chronobiology studies the biological rythms (Earth, Moon, Sun, seasons…) that play the symphony of your life with exquisite correlation.
  • You mirror the intelligence of the cosmos.
  • Reductionism is dead. We are at its funeral at the moment.

A CAT-Scan of the Global Brain

Deepak Chopra writes:

…there are more school kids with high IQs in China than there are school kids in the United States. Or that a single week of the New York Times contains more information than the average person absorbed in a lifetime in the 18th century. The overall message is that the world is changing exponentially. Information doubles every couple of years while the price of computers gets cut in half. If such trends continue, the market will produce a $1,000 computer in our lifetime with more capacity than the human brain.

Shift happens

In part 2, Chopra continues to say:

…When it first came into usage, “the global brain” seemed like only a metaphor. But the more we learn about how the human brain functions, the more convincing the parallels are in real life. In many ways each of us is participating in a brain without borders, one that encompasses humankind. I’d like to focus on several striking similarities between individual and collective intelligence.

Reality is shaped by perception

And in part 3, he states:

…Trying to understand the global brain with the same objectivity that science explores the human brain is difficult, because every society is enmeshed in the global brain. None of us occupies a privileged position outside and apart. Our personal perceptions are often overwhelmed by influences from collective consciousness — this is why so few people are able to separate themselves from fear of terrorism, for example, and why the vast majority don’t even try. Yet the more objectively we observe the global brain, the more understanding it yields.
Let me continue with describing some of the salient features that are common to an individual brain and the global brain.
The entire brain is invisibly correlated

Some other key points:

  • The global brain is more than the sum of all individual brains. It’s a web of collective intelligence
  • …that the global brain is taking an evolutionary leap at this very minute…
  • …It’s been estimated that as many as a million new connections are formed per minute during this phase. If something like that is happening on a global scale, two massive trends are colliding.…
  • One trend is downward. It consists of everything calamitous that one reads about in the newspaper: global warming, epidemic disease, political upheaval, warring religions, and a tide of refugees extending beyond old national boundaries.…
  • The other trend is upward, and it comes down to the exponential expansion of intelligence.…
  • …There’s a lot more to say about the global brain and where it’s heading. But even from this snapshot, one gains new hope.…

Read the complete series on:

  1. A CAT-Scan of the Global Brain (Part 1).
  2. A CAT-Scan of the Global Brain (Part 2).
  3. A CAT-Scan of the Global Brain (Part 3).
  4. A CAT-Scan of the Global Brain (Part 4).

Anton Heyboer on quantum, consciousness and awareness

Gaston Vilé was searching for the essential difference between consciousness and awareness. While on the phone, I told him that Amit Goswami’s The Self-Aware Universe has an extensive point on this very difference. I promised Gaston to make the key pages available to him, and so I did.

While on his search, Gaston found the website of the artist and painter Anton Heyboer. Heyboer already mentions quantum physiscs and Amit Goswami’s points. A summary:

Heyboer also talks about God. I tend to use the term Universe latelely. Although I was raised as a Christian (gereformeerd), my scope is widened to include many, if not all, religions around the world. Buddhism as it’s most neutral and integral one (and Buddhism is not a religion, as you may know). The term “Universe”, for me, is more, yes, universal. God is still this almighty bearded person for me.

At home in the Universe, as Stuart Kaufman said.

Enkel met het hart kan men goed zien

Vanochtend mijn schoonouders even opgehaald uit het oogziekenhuis in Rotterdam. Op de vierde verdieping aldaar een prachtige spreuk. Opgeknipt in twee stukken vind ik hem het krachtigst—normaal plakt een komma de twee zinnen aan elkaar:

Enkel met het hart kan men goed zien.
Het essentiële is onzichtbaar voor het oog.

Antione de Saint-Exupéry

Einstein on Buddhism

Einstein was exploring a new form of spirituality for the future, consider what he had to say about Buddhism:

“Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion of the future. It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.”

Wonderful.

Via Einstein’s God, or The Hopes for a Secular Spirituality (Part 4) on intentBlog.

The Science Delusion?

Wonderful rebuttal by Deepak Chopra: The Science Delusion? Review of Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion. Materialism vs. spiritualism and God. And resonating with Einstein’s God, or The Hopes for Secular Spirituality.

Thank you Richard Dawkins, for writing your “The God Delusion” for it creates enormous attention for this ever important subject. You make people like Chopra and myself dig deeper into consiousness, the universe, quantum physics, God, Allah, Buddha and more. We’re becoming more conscious and knowledgeable about it.

And it’s about time, since we’re rapidly evolving towards the noosphere, catalyzed by the technosphere with the Internet as its most brilliant example at this time.

Spaceship Earth is entering its most risky trajectory when metamorphosing to its next order—extreme emergence. And just like the life-threatening phase during the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, albeit on a very large, global, scale.

May we all evolve into a global, and perhaps universal wisdom and happiness. And beware, these massive scale changes or emergence happens relatively abrupt. Buckle on.

Einstein’s God, or The Hopes for Secular Spirituality

Wonderful and clear visions on Einstein and God, rational science and spirituality.

Chopra uses the term secular spirituality. A pretty paradoxal pearl.

If Einstein pointed the way to a new form of spirituality through his comment on Buddhism in which he gave the key criteria for a “cosmic religion of the future.” Such a religion, he said, should:

  • Transcend a personal God
  • Avoid dogma and theology
  • Embrace both the natural and the spiritual
  • Establish itself on a personal sense of unity among all things

Read Chopra’s complete thread right from the source:

Collective Intelligence

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Converted my highlights from Pierre Lévy’s Collective Intelligence—Mankind’s emerging world in cyberspace to my wiki.

Pierre Lévy’s vision towards the noosphere…

Key words: nomadic earth, molar technologies, anthropological spaces, collective intellect, informational universe, commodity space, knowledge space, molecular politics, preceding spaces, collective intelligence, agent intellect, territorial space, intelligent city, fourth space, angelic body, intelligent communities, intelligent community, intellectual technologies.

Beware, it’s 100 KB.