To read some books it is needed an open mind. Open to skeptics for not fall into sarcasm and open to the devoted believers for not to be offended. It swings between science and religion falling in the middle of quantum and metaphysical sciences

How to Know God by Deepak Chopra

Science and religion are not really opposites but just very different ways of trying to decode the universe

This was the sentence in this book that caught my attention. Since at the time  it was published I thought nobody else think as I did.

A best seller in the 2000s this book claimed many reviews among different groups of people. 

Our brains are hardwired to find God

This quote is basically the beginning of the summary. The explanation of the book in one simple sentence. Explaining in anatomic ways how our brain leads us to God. The author explain in seven biological responses different levels for experience that entity that many claims as Father. From the basic response of “fight or flight” to the most mystical sacred response the author explains how human behavior leads and interacts with its surroundings, aware or not aware of what we call God.

The description of reality is a sandwich layer:

  1. Material reality
  3. Virtual domain

From the material world we travel through the quantum of atoms and quarks leading to a virtual existence, where things that science can’t explains do happens. The author gave an interview in the Larry King Show where he explains details of the book and where the idea of writing it began.

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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality by 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)

The book is written by the Dalai Lama so Buddhism is mostly the comparison of every theory in this book. It begins when Tenzin Gyatso was a small child and saw the moon through a brass telescope. The book in a humble way explores the topics of general sciences, quantum physics, cosmology, genetics and consciousness from a spiritual view.  The author narrates how the minds of Einstein, Galileo, Newton and Bohr wake the human mind in a certain way.


“no credible understanding of the natural world or our human existence—what I am going to call in this book a worldview—can ignore the basic insights of theories as key as evolution, relativity, and quantum mechanics.” 

Science and technology are powerful tools, but we must decide how best to use them.”

The Dalai Lama have been described by many as a very open minded person who welcome every kind of knowledge to his spirit so he can grow as a human being, as he understands better every creature that surrounds him.

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  1. Definitely both! I’m a man of science and as much as we like to deny it, we can’t live without spiritual balance too because that’s what makes us human, wouldn’t you agree? Spirituality gives me a positive aura which in turn, helps me generate ideas better and the law attraction would possibly help me get ideas where I can use my knowledge to study on and research better.

    • For me both science and the spiritual are very linked together, so I agree with you totally. Spiritual beliefs and the choose of religion is very personal, in my opinion. Pantheism for me is what I relate the most. Hence I’m interested in this kind of book. I see a God in everything that the universe has to offer. We are the building blocks that made up that God. We and every creature in the universe.

      Take care and thanks for the comment.

  2. I love Deepak Chopra, but I still haven’t got round to reading his books. I value your sharing of one of the lines in the book that our brains are hardwired to find God. I too think there is some truth in this statement. It depends on what one chooses to name their version of God. I also find the Dalai Lama a fascinating person, who is born to be a leader of Buddhists, with so much wisdom. I have attended a gathering where the Dalai Lama was, and I just wanted to stay and absorb his knowledge and wisdom. Both of the books you have listed are ones that you have reminded me to get and read. Thanks for sharing. 

    • These are books that encourage to think. I really think that How to Know God was a book that shares a lot with my views on spirituality. Thank you for the post.

  3. This was a very interesting read and I HIGHLY Recommend that anyone who reads my comment here, that you also read the overview of the interview Deepak Chopra had with Larry King. Or if you do not want to read it, go up on YouTube and search for “Chopra How to Know God Larry King Live.”

    I am a believer in God and I am a born again Christian. Many who know me think that my Christianity is a religion and they ask me, why do you not like or follow the Catholic religion anymore? My answer is because I know God, Jesus and their Holy Spirit and they are not about religion. Remember, Jesus came to abolish religion.

    This often makes them confused. So I tell them that “Real” Christianity is NOT a religion. It is a relationship and understanding in the love of God through Christ. There are Christians in almost every religion and this could not be true if Christianity was a religion. Deepak touches on this in his interview with Larry King.

    I also have friends who are atheists and I understand why they are and respect it, because like them I feel that religion is a flawed belief that is the cause of many bad things in the world. I heard a preacher once say that religion is a man-made invention. Religion is man searching for God and Christianity is God searching for man.

    As Deepak Chopra mentions in his interview, if an atheist were to read his book, they may come to understand that what many feel and follow, “The Golden Rule” is what God and Jesus are mainly about…LOVE. It is the evil nature of humans who do not seek that love, who in turn corrupt what little good there is in religion.

    • I agree. I think that none of the main profets in time want to establish a religion. Religion was made for many purposes, good and not so good intentions. Some of them want a group of same beliefs. Then there were the seeker of power who used this institutions to gain money and power. As everything in the world religion can be use in good and evil. Jesus,  Buddah, Mahoma, Lao tze, etc…none want a “religion”, they wanted unity. That’s what I think.

      Thanks for the comments and much blessings

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