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God In Disguise

The greeting, “Namaste” has been translated as “I bow to the God within you.” When you use this salutation, you…

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Author Jeffrey Chappell Interviewed At The Library Of Congress

On July 22, 2014, Jeffrey Chappell was interviewed by Grace Cavalieri at the Library of Congress for her radio program,…

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Jeffrey Chappell interviewed on Contact Talk Radio, July 7

I was interviewed on internet radio about “Answers From Silence”, my bestselling book about spirituality, on Monday, July 7, 2014.…

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Jeffrey Chappell interviewed on Transformational Talk Radio, June 3

I was invited to talk on internet radio about “Answers From Silence”, my book about spirituality, on Tuesday, June 3,…

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Answers From Silence Becomes An International Bestseller

During the first week of March, 2014, Answers From Silence became a multiple international bestselling book on Amazon.com. Answers From…

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“Let Go And Let God”—And Beyond

“I’m trying to remember to trust that things will happen at the right time instead of me having to push…

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Spiritual Success

I have ended up on several New Age email lists. They send announcements telling me that there is something that…

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The Tyranny Of Thought

If you are seeker on a spiritual path, thoughts might seem to stand in the way of your evolution. Thoughts…

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The Obstacles To Enlightenment

“I’m not yet adequately evolved spiritually to become enlightened.” “I don’t want to give up the things that enlightenment requires…

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Your Spiritual Path—And Beyond

There are many spiritual paths. A very small list would include: yoga wicca t’ai chi religion kaballah astrology divination meditation…

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Meditation Techniques—And Beyond

There are many techniques for meditation. A very small list would include: Making yourself relax. Telling yourself to feel peaceful,…

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Misconceptions of Enlightenment

Take an inventory of your concepts about what an enlightened person is like. You may find that you expect that,…

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Definitions of Enlightenment

A reader recently asked me some very astute questions about enlightenment. The following is based on our exchange: Daniel Barash:…

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How To Be “Never Better”

The other day, someone asked me, “How are you?” As usual, I replied, “Never better.” And she said quite seriously,…

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Why I Am “Never Better”

If someone asks, “How are you?”, I reply, “Never better.” And sometimes they ask, “Why?” Meaning, “What wonderful thing happened…

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Balancing The Material And The Spiritual

A man participating in a cooking contest was asked, “What did you do to prepare for this?” He answered, “I…

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Oneness—And Beyond

Oneness, sometimes expressed as “I am one with everything”, is often spoken of as the state of a person who…

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God, Or Whatever You Want To Call It

“God, or whatever you want to call it” is a phrase that is frequently heard in the spiritual community. The…

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God In Disguise ”Answers From Silence” Becomes An International Bestseller Spiritual Success The Tyranny of Thought The Obstacles To Enlightenment…

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Having A Higher Purpose—And Beyond

Sometimes people discover a higher purpose to live for. When this realization arrives, it’s a turning point. It provides the…

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Answers From Silence: An Interview

Answers From Silence was published in the Czech language by the Eugenika publishing house in the Slovak Republic last week…

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Having A Spiritual Experience—And Beyond

If you are someone who is evolving spiritually, you might feel that you are a human being who is having…

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Success and Happiness—And Beyond

What is life about? Is it about success? About happiness? About getting what you want? Well, yes, of course, it…

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This Will Change Your Life

“This will change your life.” It’s a phrase that you hear in advertising all of the time. The question for…

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The Map Of Enlightenment

What good is it for somebody else to be enlightened and to tell you what it’s like? Wouldn’t it just…

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Your Peak Experience—And Beyond

There is a phenomenon that is fairly common among people who are on a path of spiritual seeking. What happens…

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First-Hand Enlightenment

Consider the following statement: “The world is just maya—it’s all an illusion.” It’s one thing to remind yourself of this…

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The Law Of Attraction—And Beyond

The law of attraction is getting a high profile these days. Many books have been written about it and many…

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In The Zone Of Enlightenment

“Being in the zone”. People speak of this in relation to such things as playing sports and performing music. It…

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Your Life Story—And Beyond

I heard a woman talking about building her whole life as an homage to her deceased husband. She bought a…

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Are You Ready For Enlightenment?

If you were getting dressed to go to a party, you might spend a lot of time imagining and predicting…

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The Meaning of Being

When a certain celebrity came to my hometown a couple of decades ago, I had an exciting opportunity to be…

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Positive Thinking—And Beyond

I was listening to someone talking to a group about how to accomplish a particular project. I was waiting to…

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The Enlightened Viewpoint

There is a section of Answers From Silence on the topic of intolerance. It says that all viewpoints are limited…

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The Triumph of Enlightenment

A loyal reader sent in this question: “When injustice seems to triumph, how do you handle it as an enlightened…

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Enlightened Agreement

“I did read your book. Of course, I didn’t agree with everything in it.” The spirit in which the person…

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Enlightened Success

I had a conversation with a friend of mine who has read Answers From Silence. She loves the chapter about…

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Tsunamis, Karma, and Divine Retribution

Some people have said that the Japanese tsunami catastrophe was divine retribution. In a search for a meaningful explanation of…

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The “Mr. Enlightenment” Interview, Part Three

Dear Readers: This is the final follow-up to the article on this website titled, “The Mr. Enlightenment Interview”, where Rose…

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The “Mr. Enlightenment” Interview, Part Two

Dear Readers: This is the first follow-up to the article on this website titled, “The Mr. Enlightenment Interview”, where Rose…

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The “Mr. Enlightenment” Interview

On December 12, 2010, Rose Rosetree interviewed me for her blog. Rose is a practitioner of spiritual healing and is…

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Being In The Present—And Beyond

There’s a lot of talk in the spiritual community about being in the present. It is regarded as a measure…

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Enlightenment: Why Bother?

Enlightenment seems to be the assignment, the goal, and the prize for those who become spiritually aware. But let’s stop…

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The Answer Is Being

If you ever studied how to play a musical instrument, perhaps you had the experience of being distracted by having…

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You’ve Got Enlightenment All Backwards

In a magazine article, I found a question like this one: “How can we maintain inner stillness while our lives…

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The Mayan Calendar And The End Of The World

There’s a big deal being made out of the fact that there exists a Mayan calendar that seems to end…

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Ask Your Enlightened Self

I was meditating in my office one day when a knock came at the door, which I did not answer…

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Your Mistaken Identity

Yes, I am on Facebook. But I had what you might call a bit of an identity crisis when I…

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How To Find A Piece Of Enlightenment

A lot of classic stories have been told that are variations on the same theme: someone searches for something and…

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“It’s The Journey That Counts.” Or Is It?

There is a wise, insightful saying in currency these days. You may hear variations of it such as, “It’s the…

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Is Jeffrey Chappell Enlightened?

  Answers From Silence traces the author’s growth of consciousness, a process that eventually culminates in “crossing over a line…

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“Never Better”

It can be hard for me to answer ordinary, everyday questions with the expected responses. For example, when somebody asks,…

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The Enlightenment Business

I have been told, now that Answers From Silence has been published and the website has been launched, that I…

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What Does Enlightenment Look Like?

My web designer has suggested that I choose some images to illustrate my blog posts on the topic of spiritual…

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Crossing the Line to a New Existence

Everyone has an Enlightened Self. It is the part of you that already is enlightened, already knows peace, and already…

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