Praise for Life After Death: The Burden of Proof - 2
"What Jesus doesn't elaborate upon is how waste ground can be made fertile. He says only that some people receive a bit of the truth, some a great deal, and some none at all. Let's assume that you and I can absorb some of the truth, rather than all, or none. In this regard, we fit into the category of Jesus's disciples. We are neither hopeless nor fully realized in God. We turn to Jesus because he understands the territory of the unknown, the source not only of a messiah but of the soul itself…
Jesus's vision was so breathtaking that it inspired a new religion, but without the lens of higher consciousness, these teachings seem to be mere fantasy, a distant hope that will be fulfilled, if ever, only in Heaven. Christians want to feel that their religion is unique, which is certainly achieved by claiming the one and only Son of God. But by the same token, they risk being left out of the great human project, which began centuries before Christ and continues to this day. This is the project of transcending the physical world to reach the realm of the soul." - Deepak Chopra
Praise for LIFE AFTER DEATH
"Here is the paradox: life's greatest mystery—death—seems to be its opposite and its very denial. However, anyone who reads Deepak Chopra's penetrating and insightful investigation into this great mystery with an open mind will come to realize that the opposite of death is birth, not life. Life, which in essence is consciousness, is eternal and has no opposite. There is no death, only the metamorphosis of life-forms, consciousness appearing as this or that. This is the liberating truth the book continuously points to."
—Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now!
"In his captivating book Life After Death, the immensely talented Deepak Chopra invites us to join him in an exhilarating and irresistible eternal dance whereby death equals love and freedom. Chopra, with his distinctive wisdom and ingenuity, takes us deeper into a timeless consciousness that encompasses all of life. Life After Death is a scintillating amalgamation of science and spirit as it lyrically intertwines ancient tales, modern literature, and Chopra's own intriguing encounters. Life After Death is a stunning work, a magnificent achievement, and an inspiring antidote to mankind's anxiety and despair."
—T. Byram Karasu, M.D., Silverman Professor and University Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; author of the bestselling The Spirit of Happiness
"Deepak Chopra presents a compelling portrait of the afterlife, one he bases on the wisdom of religious teachings and supports with the findings of scientific research. The result provides readers much food for thought as well as the opportunity to approach death in a new, more hopeful way."
—Jim B. Tucker, M.D., researcher at the University of Virginia's Division of Perceptual Studies, and author of Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Past Lives
"The shortest distance between the human heart and truth is a story according to one wisdom saying. The story Deepak Chopra tells of Savitri in his insightful and wonderful book Life After Death: The Burden of Proof not only makes the human heart and truth kiss, but also penetrates to the heart of this extraordinary insight into life after death. Reading this book as a Catholic priest and spiritual teacher, I am amazed at the way Dr. Chopra is able to make sense to a Christian of the profound truth of life and death from his own culture and deep learning. I encourage everyone—be he or she Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or atheist—to read this extraordinary work. Your mind and your soul will be uplifted and enlightened."
—Rev. J. Franccis Stroud, S.J., DeMello Spirituality Center, Fondham University
"East meets West in Life After Death. This treasure of a book is graceful and thoughtful, inspiring and enlightening, practical and mystical, an adventure of the mind and heart. If Deepak Chopra is correct—and contemporary afterlife research supports his belief—we should not fear death, but 'respect it as a miracle' and celebrate our inherent ability to conceive and experience the eternity of life. Prepare to be awakened."
—Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., professor and director, Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, University of Arizona, and author of The Afterlife Experience and The G.O.D. Experiments
"In this book , Deepak brilliantly creates a remarkable tapestry for opening our hearts, minds, and consciousness to explore for ourselves the mysteries of life, death, and the mind. He cleverly interlaces mystical stories, childhood memories, thoughts on creation, scientific data about many areas, and questions that will allow the reader to reexamine and to question old beliefs about our own identity. With an open-minded approach, this book stretches our mind and our imagination to explore a reality of truth that is far beyond our physical reality."
—Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love Is Letting Go Of Fear and founder of the International Center for Attitudinal Healing (Sausalito, California)
“Deepak Chopra continues to be a significant figure in the emerging dialogue of world cultures and faiths. Here he deepens the conversation by tackling the ‘Big One’, the eternal issue of death and the possibility of life on another plane. Instead of focussing on beliefs, he turns to the medium through which most people receive the ancient wisdom of a tradition: stories. Thus he expands the whole idiom in which such questions are understood by recalling the ancient Indian insight that we exist at the intersection of multiple realities and that the line between life and death is not a wall, as we often imagine, but one permeable crossing point among many, many others. Also by drawing on the most recent science, he makes this book thought-provoking for people of any faith or none at all.”
—Harvey Cox, Harvard University, author of When Jesus Came To Harvard
“Deepak Chopra, M.D., has become a physician to our time. His latest medicine is Life After Death: The Burden of Proof. With care and humility he uses story, the teachings of the masters of wisdom in the East, new science, and cosmology to hospice the fatally constricting reductionism of the materialist worldview and open our minds and souls to a universe permeated with consciousness, spirit and Life. Be prepared for a truly masterful exposition on the nature of karma that brings together Eastern philosophy and modern neuroscience. Chopra reminds us that both ancient wisdom and frontier science point us toward a Reality that will persist long after the sound bites of contemporary culture have bitten the dust. I loved the book.”
—James O’Dea, president, Institute of Noetic Sciences
”Harvesting the wisdom of East and West, of science and spirituality, Deepak Chopra carries the reader on a profound exploration of the greatest of mysteries. It is a revelation to waking consciousness of the source of our existence, the passion of our unending journey, and the Field of Being that calls us into Union.”
—Jean Houston, Ph.D., author of A Passion for the Possible
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