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Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of God: A Story of Revelation and more than sixty books translated into over thirty-five 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

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? (Part 2)

(8) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 3:43 PM

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for people who want to believe in God is the existence of bad things in our lives. The evening news carries enough stories about war, crime, famine, oppression, and much else that a loving God wouldn't permit. But as we saw in the first...

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Five Spiritual Mysteries: #2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

(31) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 5:30 PM

In every spiritual tradition, different as they are, God is taken to be the moral compass for human beings. He may or may not be a punisher. He may or may not sit in judgment, watching and weighing our every move. He may or may not be a He, since...

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Five Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair? (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Even at a time when religion is declining in the West, most people remember the Biblical saying "As you sow, so shall you reap." They cling to a belief taught in childhood, that good is rewarded and evil punished. In the first post we started to look at the possibility...

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5 Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair?

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 5:19 PM

We live in an especially dispirited time when people say, totally without irony, "Life is unfair" and "No good deed goes unpunished." Is there proof that life is, in fact, fair or unfair? The question doesn't even make sense if you believe that the universe is cold, random and devoid...

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Finding Wisdom Without a Wake-up Call

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:19 PM

I appreciate the four pillars that Arianna Huffington advocates in her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, but one of them - wisdom - will have a hard time thriving. She defines wisdom as reconnecting with one's inner...

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'Collision Course' in the Science of Consciousness: Grand Theories to Clash at Tucson Conference

(15) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 8:00 AM

by Deepak Chopra, MD and Stuart Hameroff, MD, Anesthesiology, Psychology, Center for Consciousness Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

The nature of consciousness, the reality it conveys, and our place in the universe remains unknown. Since ancient times, two types of views have approached these problems. In Western...

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Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 3)

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 12:15 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., and Subhash Kak, Ph.D.

We all live in the common-sense world, trusting in our five senses as if they transmit all reality to us. Yet the quantum revolution, as we've detailed in the last two posts, long ago undermined such a world...

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Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 12:59 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., and Subhash Kak, Ph.D.

Although everyone as a practical matter accepts "reality as given" -- the world presented by the five senses -- that common-sense version of the world was radically undermined over a century ago with the advent of relativity and quantum...

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Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 1)

(4) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 12:03 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., and Subhash Kak, Ph.D.

Despite their many divergences, science and philosophy are both led forward by reality. This is inevitable if facts, concepts, axioms, and other mental models are to be reliable. There are two ongoing projects, thousands of years old by now,...

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Radical Well-Being: Where We Need to Go (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.

There are two reasons why radical well being hasn't captured the imagination of the general public. As we saw in the first part, people all too often let their health go and then depend on the standard medical approach of drugs...

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Radical Well-Being: Where We Need to Go

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:17 PM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.

As far as our health goes, America is about a little of this and a lot of that. The little is self-care, the lot is drugs and surgery. Thirty years after a mind-body revolution took place in medicine and 50 years...

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6 Mythen über das Älterwerden, die einfach nicht stimmen

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2014 | 1:43 PM

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Sie haben wahrscheinlich Tausend Mal gehört, dass Ihr Körper und Geist abbauen, wenn Sie altern. Dass Sie sich nicht mehr so bewegen können wie früher und Ihre Gesundheit sich verschlechtert.

Das Gegenteil ist der Fall! Zumindest, wenn man ein paar Dinge beherzigt. Mediziner Deepak...

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6 Things You Know About Aging That Aren't True

(26) Comments | Posted February 15, 2014 | 6:00 PM


You’ve probably heard a thousand times that as you age, your body and mind begin to “go”—you can no longer move the way you used to and your health deteriorates. But those “facts” couldn’t be further from the truth. Aging doesn’t have to mean decline,...

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Next for the Gay Rights Movement: Filling the Spiritual Dimension

(24) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 5:07 PM

It's taken decades for gay activists to achieve the most basic right that every minority deserves: equality under the law. In principle one might say that the battle has been won, even if some states are dragging their heels and some groups mount fierce resistance. Thirty years ago it took...

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What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 3)

(4) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 11:41 AM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D, FACP, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.

We are so used to assigning consciousness only to human thought that it takes some adjustment to see it as universal, or cosmic, applying at all levels. But the label applied to mystics, saints, and sages, both East and West, really...

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What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 1:28 PM

The question at hand is whether there is such a thing as higher consciousness. We are using the term "cosmic consciousness" to denote a state of awareness that knows itself completely, a state of inner silence that is in direct contact with existence. Such a state would be free, without...

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What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 10:24 AM

Is there such a thing as higher consciousness? For a tiny fraction of the population who believe they have experienced God directly, this is a spiritual question with a definite answer. But for most people the question is hypothetical. Every spiritual tradition has asserted that there is a hidden reality...

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Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative -- A New Frontier 'Consciousome'

(3) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 2:17 PM

Co-authored by Tara Sheahan, Gina Murdock,
Glenda Greenwald

To date, one of biology's greatest achievements -- mapping the human genome -- is only just beginning to translate into medical advances. But in 2014 there will likely be more headlines about another type of study in genetics that is already...

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Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 5:43 PM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP

In the last post we saw how essential sleep is for the physiological needs of  almost all animals, but sleep would seem to be a poor survival trait as far as evolution goes.  Because sleep put our...

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Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 1)

(4) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 3:00 PM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP

Sleep crops up in unexpected places medically, as in the recent finding that for people suffering from bouts of depression, irregular sleep is often the first sign of an attack, and conversely, getting a good night's sleep can help prevent the...

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