When I made a video offering a million dollars to anyone who could explain how the brain produces the appearance of the three-dimensional world, I didn't have a publicity stunt in mind. There's a general assumption today that all of these activities can be reduced to brain functions, and only then will mind be subjugated to the scientific method and its demand for data and hard facts.
When public perception is skewed and distorted, it's important to push back. Behind them marches a ragged band of atheists, scientists, blogosphere pests, mischievous troublemakers, and sincere doubters. Other than serving as an outlet for malcontents, the skeptical movement's posture of holding back the tide of ignorance has little basis or utility.
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is the Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco interviews Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Agus, Dr. Wayne Dyer in a panel discussion after their individual keynotes on health and wellness at Dreamforce 2013.
Vedanta, one of the world's most ancient philosophies, says there are only five reasons why humans suffer: not knowing who we are, identifying with our ego or self-image, clinging to the transient and unreal, recoiling in fear of the transient and unreal, and fear of death. Vedanta also says that the five causes of suffering are all contained in the first cause - not knowing who we are. If someone were to ask, "Who are you?" your response would probably be "My name is so-and-so.
Deepak, elbows on the conference table, hunched over a microphone, talking about God. "Christ wasn't a Christian and Mohammed wasn't a Mohammedan," he explains, obviously not for the first time. "Buddha wasn't a Buddhist. These are dogmas and ideologies.
Perhaps,a top down approach is the answer? Non local Possibility Field The Essence of the Hard Problem There is no scientific explanation for: Chopra Center Consciousness as the Ground of Existence Solution to the Hard Problem: The "hard problem" of consciousness cannot be resolved by presuming a physicalist ontology and bottom up reductionism. Consciousness Is a top down approach the answer? Recent Studies at The Chopra Center for Well Being The Two Great Open Questions in Science 1. What Is the Universe Made Of? 2. What Is the Biological Basis of Consciousness?