Escaping the Prison of the Intellect: A Journey from Here to Here

Escaping the Prison of the Intellect: A Journey from Here to Here

by Deepak Chopra
     
 

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This recording shows why Deepak Chopra is considered one of the great pioneers in the field of mind-body medicine. Here he offers compelling answers to the eternal questions of identity, origin, and meaning. Chopra’s thesis is that people rely on their senses to define their experience of reality — limiting their experience of the material world and

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This recording shows why Deepak Chopra is considered one of the great pioneers in the field of mind-body medicine. Here he offers compelling answers to the eternal questions of identity, origin, and meaning. Chopra’s thesis is that people rely on their senses to define their experience of reality — limiting their experience of the material world and making them prisoners, out of touch with realities that lie beyond the material. He explains that there is no difference between observer and observed; it is all one shared experience. Realizing this truth, says Chopra, frees people from their sensory-created prison to experience a more nurturing and fulfilling life. The author’s calm, uplifting voice gives these ideas heft and power, and his inclusion of relaxed guitar interludes let listeners pause to contemplate more deeply. Chopra expands the discussion by citing T. S. Eliot, Nietzsche, Rumi, Tagore, and Patanjali, as well as scientific experiments and spiritual texts.

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Library Journal
In this brief audiobook, Chopra offers a lecture on the problem of the intellect and how to escape it in order to arrive at a state of "infinite unbounded consciousness." He claims that we have allowed ourselves to become trapped in a reality formed by our own system of logic, or five senses, and have lost the ability to know who we truly are. Hindu beliefs are featured here, with references to concepts such as Veda (pure knowledge) and sutras (summaries of religious instructions), and only when we are free from ignorance will the unbounded self be discovered and pure consciousness achieved. The quality of the recording is solid, with Chopra giving a relaxed talk that seems specifically directed to the listener. Occasional musical interludes after major points allow time for quick reflection on the material. Easy to listen to, this program is recommended for large public libraries that have a New Age collection.-Deb West, Gannon Univ. Lib., Erie, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878424563
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
02/09/2006
Series:
Chopra, Deepak Series
Edition description:
Abridged, 1 CD, 45 min.
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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