Document Type : ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

Authors

1 PhD Student in Islamic Philosophy and Theology Department, Faculty of Philosophy and Ethics, Baqir al-Olum University, Qom, Iran

2 Prof in Islamic Philosophy and Theology Department, Faculty of Philosophy and Ethics, Baqir al-Olum University, Qom, Iran

3 Associate Prof in Applied Spirituality Department, Faculty of Spirituality, Research Institute for Spiritual Studies, Qom, Iran

Abstract

SUBJECT AND OBJECTIVES: New spiritualities (New Age) have a special and new view on the human and its place in the universe, leading to certain anthropology bases. Among these bases is perfectionism (spiritual and biological). Both Chopra and Mulla Sadra have discussed various issues on spiritual perfectionism. According to Mulla Sadra’s views, this research seeks to answer the question: What are the objections to Deepak Chopra’s spiritual perfectionism?
METHOD AND FINDING: The method is theoretical and it is library research. The study finding is presented under the titles the nature of spiritual perfection, end of spiritual perfection, ways, and obstacles of spiritual perfection. All these titles are explained according to Chopra, and Mulla Sadra separately, and in a comparative way finally.
CONCLUSION: The result of the study and analysis of Chopra and Mulla Sadra’s views, based on their works, is that although there are similarities between their views, Sadra’s perfectionism is in the direction of attainment of Almighty God. All the ways and obstacles of perfection discussed by him will help the wayfarer in his wayfaring. In contrast, Chopra’s perfection is not completely divine and is more biological and looks mainly for inner calmness and solving worldly human problems.

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