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Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure​ and eighty books translated into over forty-three languages, including other numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

He is founder of The Chopra Foundation.

Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine."

Entries by Deepak Chopra

Is Physics the Next Guru?

(2) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 11:47 AM

The worldview of modern physics teases us with spiritual suggestions like the discovery -- premature it seems -- of the "God particle." That nickname embarrasses some in the field, but ever since Fritjof Capra's book The Tao of Physics, the links between Eastern spiritual traditions and the findings of quantum...

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Synchronicity, Evolution and Your Genes (Part 3)

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 10:38 AM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology

Two views of the universe have been contending with each other to explain why human beings exist. The first view holds that human beings are not special in any way. We evolved through random events that have accumulated over time, taking...

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Synchronicity, Evolution and Your Genes (Part 2)

(3) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 12:03 AM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology

Everyone has had a meaningful coincidence happen to them -- the classic example is thinking of someone's name and the next minute that person telephones, or seeing an unusual word in your mind's eye and then running across that word...

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Gratitude Journaling May Enhance Health in Cardiac Patients

(3) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 10:58 AM

For the last decade or so, the field of behavioral cardiology has shifted its focus from being primarily on psychological traits such as hostility, stress and depression to more positive psychological attributes such as gratitude, compassion and empathy. In individuals with heart failure, gratitude has been identified as an important...

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A Spiritual Adventure

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 8:15 AM

The following is excerpted from THE 13TH DISCIPLE: A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE available now from HarperOne.


It was a morning without sunrise, frigid and overcast, during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Mare was just heading out to work when her cell...

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Synchronicity, Evolution and Your Genes (Part 1)

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 10:54 AM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology

Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For any experience, there must be a physical activity in the brain -- otherwise, the experience has no basis. Using this irrefutable assumption, researchers have...

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The Best Way to Get Rid of Evil

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 5:41 PM

The best way to get rid of evil is to change our ideas about it. The two concepts about evil that do nothing to end it are, first, the concept of cosmic evil embodied by Satan, and second, the concept of human evil as a permanent human inheritance, part of...

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Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 10:58 AM

Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any closer to solving the problem. Many pin their hopes on a breakthrough in technology that could somehow clean the atmosphere of greenhouse gases, while others resign themselves...

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Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 9:24 AM

There's always a sense of crisis in the air generated by whatever bad news is making the headlines. At the moment, the greatest alarm is being stirred by terrorism and the spread of Islamic extremism. Yet at a deeper level, our anxiety centers on something much deeper, the possibility that...

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Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 1:49 PM

Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods of treatment. The way forward for anyone who wants to establish a high level of wellbeing isn't going to come via the family doctor but through self-care. The first...

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Why Spirituality Matters More than Ever

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 11:33 AM

In troubled times, when the world seems to be on fire, people think about God and the religion they were raised in -- a source of solace and hope matters more in a crisis. I don't find myself thinking about spirituality in those terms, however. Like a winter coat that's...

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The Power of Desire -- What Do You Want, Anyway?

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 3:06 PM

Desire is inescapable, and one could spend years trying to discover if human desire is a blessing or a curse. But right this minute a more practical question demands attention. How can you get what you want? Beyond the basic necessities for food, water, and shelter, which are enough to...

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Powers of Mind: In Praise of Subtle Actions

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 3:51 PM

At a time when the mass of headlines seem to be about the brain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and smarter computers, not enough is said about the mind. When reduced to a mechanism, the mind somehow is thought to turn into the brain, with no difference between them. It's true that...

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Can Science and Religion Save Each Other? (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 9:29 AM

Science is used to being dominant, and religion is used to being defensive -- these are familiar poses for two world views, the one being on the rise, the other on the decline. Generally when an entire belief system is on the decline, it steadily disappears. There's no need to...

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The Time Machine of Consciousness: Time Travel, Cosmology, Relativity, Neuroscience

(7) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 2:00 PM

In a recent book we edited as executive editors, published online in the journal Cosmology for September 2014 (also available in hard copy from Amazon), we examine many issues associated with time, including its relationship to consciousness and the quantum physics of mind. Science has begun...

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Can Science and Religion Save Each Other?

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:36 PM

A flurry of controversy surrounded the astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson two weeks ago when he took a jab at religion in the name of science. It began Christmas Day with a mischievous tweet: "On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world....

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How to Save the World -- A Simple Answer

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Around a decade ago, when I first started posting at Huffington Post, one entry considered the world's four greatest problems. They were over-population, climate change, pandemic disease, and refugeeism. Despite the suffering and fear it creates, terrorism affects far fewer people than these four issues, but if anyone wants to...

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God Is the New Physics

(4) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 8:18 AM

When spirituality and physics started to be linked, many scientists called it the use of metaphor. It couldn't literally be true that there was a Tao of Physics that linked quantum mechanics to ancient Chinese philosophy. At best there might be a weak link -- God and the new physics...

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Will God 2.0 Be Indispensable in Ten Years?

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 12:58 PM

The primary difficult with God isn't belief--more than 80% of US responders tell pollsters that they believe God exists. The problem is that God is irrelevant, providing few if any practical benefits in daily life. In an age of faith the circumstances were in God's favor. When people...

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Why Physics Needs God But God Doesn't Need Physics

(60) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Recently I created a brief storm on Twitter by throwing out questions that physicists can't answer. Twitter allows you to contact famous physicists directly, and it's predictable that a handful will become irritated and even riled up if you dare to challenge them. "What happens in physics stays in physics"...

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