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Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of Super Brain​ 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

Powers of Mind: In Praise of Subtle Actions

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 4:51 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 | 10:29 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:36 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 | 10:17 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 | 9:18 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 | 1:58 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 | 10:20 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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Why God Makes More Sense than Atheism

(313) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 10:39 AM

After two centuries of the tug-of-war between science and religion, it's clear science occupies the dominant position. It has passed the "So what?" test, meaning that science as applied to practical daily life has been immensely more important to modern people than God. This has given atheism, both casual and...

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How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

(9) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 11:50 AM

When he wrote his 2006 best-seller, The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins expected to accomplish two aims that have proved to be remarkable failures. The first aim was social. He wanted to attract a horde of doubters, fence-sitters, and agnostics to gather their courage and join the atheist ranks. This never...

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How to Make God Love You

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2014 | 6:06 PM

Although the modern controversy over God centers on the famous headline from Time magazine, "Is God Dead?" this isn't really the key question. By definition, God can't be dead, because "dead" implies that God was alive, and once alive, an immortal being can't die. Yet defining God as immortal or...

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Why God Doesn't Care What You Do

(13) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 12:32 PM

In every religion that believes in a personal God, there's a connection between the divine and the human. A personal God created life, and he (or she) cherishes his creation. No love is more intense than divine love. No anger is more intense than divine wrath. As relationships go, the...

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'I Am the Master of My Fate' -- A New Take on Free Will

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 6:41 PM

Back when schoolchildren regularly read uplifting poetry, there was a famous Victorian poem that affirmed the human birthright of free will. It was "Invictus," by W. E. Henley and began:

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may...

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Memo to Neuroscience: "We Are Not Brain Puppets"

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 3:29 PM

The notion that human beings walk, talk, think, and do things because our brains control us is a fringe idea, easily refuted with a few moment's thought and rarely taken seriously. But it got a boost from an Op-ed piece in the New York Times last week under the title, "Are We...

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A Science of Miracles -- No Longer Optional? (Part 2)

(1) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 2:17 PM

For most people, miracles are something left behind in childhood. They require innocent belief, not adult rationality. The camp of vocal skeptics and atheists provide a crossroads, in fact, where one way leads to irrationality, the other to rationality, as if this definitively defines where the truth lies. If you...

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A Science of Miracles--No Longer Optional?

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 11:38 AM

In its ambition to explain every aspect of the natural world, modern science has sidestepped very few problems. Some mysteries are so difficult that they defy the scientific method. It's hard to conceive of experiments that will tell us what happened before time and space emerged, for example. But two...

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Can Sam Harris Wake Us Up? (Part 2)

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Most of us recognized ourselves in the mirror this morning.  The person looking back at us has a familiar name, a family, a job.  He (or she) carries around a long menu of likes and dislikes, along with a personal history from the moment we emerged from the womb. It...

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Can Sam Harris Wake Us Up?

(12) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 3:15 PM

It caused a stir when Sam Harris, in a new book titled Waking Up, changed his message from militant atheism to peaceful Buddhism. A positive message is better than a negative one, and since Buddhism is often labeled as "a religion without God," Harris's move isn't as radical as...

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Multi-institutional Collaborative Clinical Trial to Examine Health Benefits of Integrative Lifestyle Practices at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 4:59 PM

Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative (SBTI) study will use latest mobile health sensors and genomic/cellular/metabolomics biomarkers

Scientists and clinicians from seven research institutions have joined together for a first of a kind clinical trial on a whole systems approach to wellbeing. Such an in-depth clinically focused study is...

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Getting Real About Brain Science: A Challenge to the Current Model (Part 2)

(4) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 7:49 PM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D.; Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D.; Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D.; and Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D.

Brain research could someday hit a dead end if we do not address the basic question of what the brain truly is. Assuming that we know what the brain is won't work -- not forever....

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