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Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Chopra is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra #40 influential thinker in the world and #1 in

Entries by Deepak Chopra

What's the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 12:00 PM

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself. We do.  How humans gained this ability remains a totally mystery. Looking...

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Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 9:51 AM

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought.  It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day -- and yet rarely notice -- our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They...

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There Is No Absolute Evil--Here's Why

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 10:57 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD

At the turn of the new year it feels as if evil is more present and dangerous than ever. One component of worldwide fear is terrorism, and in the minds of religious fanatics who turn to terror tactics, there's a black-and-white conception of evil. This mental...

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One Solution to America's Health Care Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 3:52 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, Joseph B. Weiss, MD, Nancy Cetel Weiss, MD, and Danielle E. Weiss, MD

Complications in medical care occur at a staggering rate, resulting in over 440,000 accidental deaths from medical errors (the vast majority not considered malpractice, such as side effects...

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Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World?

(29) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 10:51 AM

Pope Francis I is poised to be more than a very popular pontiff graced with humility and an approach of love and gentleness, two words he often uses. He could rise to become a symbol of holiness beyond the Catholic Church, as the Dalai Lama is a symbol of enlightenment...

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Human Universe and Eternal Inflation

(6) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 10:49 AM

I was reminded recently that we live in a Catch-22 Universe. What makes it a Catch-22 is that no one is qualified to penetrate the mystery of the cosmos without skill in advanced mathematics, and yet those who have this skill are so tied to numbers that they see reality...

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What Does "the Human Universe" Actually Mean?

(1) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 10:04 AM

Most people have never heard the phrase "the human universe," so it got a major boost from British physicist Brian Cox. A popular science presenter in the UK and physics professor at the University of Manchester, Cox called his latest BBC series by that name. (The amplified text is available...

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ISIS and Its Atrocious Acts

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 9:16 AM

ISIS and its atrocious acts have thrown the issue of evil into high relief. Once more we are forced to confront a horrifying aspect of human nature and to ask ourselves what can be done about it.  This post isn't about U.S. policy against ISIS -- that's the business of...

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Why a Mental Universe Is the "Real" Reality

(3) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 7:49 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph Tanzi, PhD


Science concerns itself with reality, in the form of "real particles", "real organisms", and the "real universe". The tacit assumption is that science can answer the question of reality itself. If this wasn't the case, science...

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Want to Lead a Happier Life? Talk to Your Genes

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 10:33 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD

Genetics may be on the verge of solving a very complex question in a revolutionary but quite simple way. The question is, What does it take to be happy? The question never goes away. It hangs over our heads every day. The...

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Biofield Science and Healing: An Emerging Frontier in Health and Medicine

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 4:37 PM

Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Shamini Jain, Ph.D, David Muehsam, Ph.D., Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D., John Ives, Ph.D., Wayne Jonas, M.D., Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., Daniel Vicario, M.D; Rauni Pritten King, RN, MIH, CHTPI, & Erminia Guarneri, M.D., FACC

We live in an age of unparalleled technological and scientific progress, juxtaposed with...

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Making a Choice: Is the Universe Mental or Physical?

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 2:38 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD


Science often makes strides by contradicting what we take for granted, and the biggest thing everyone takes for granted is the physical world.  Our senses wrap themselves around tangible objects so naturally that it's difficult...

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Physics May Stonewall, But Reality Doesn't

(15) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 8:01 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD

In a recent blog posting, physicist Lawrence Krauss defended the notion that the physical universe is objectively real. To think otherwise, he says, is nonsensical. "Deepak Chopra, for example, keeps implying that quantum mechanics means that objective...

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Enlightenment Requires Only One Thing -- Do You Have It?

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 9:01 AM

For most people, enlightenment, if it exists at all, remains a distant prospect that they never think of. It belongs to other people in other countries, with no relevance to the here and now. In the past few postings I've tried to dispel this notion, arguing that enlightenment is actually...

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Why Enlightenment Should Be in Everyone's Future

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 1:25 PM

Now that yoga and meditation have become everyday experiences rather than exotic practices reserved for a sliver of the population with an interest in the East, the same needs to happen with enlightenment. It remains in the old pigeon-hole that yoga and meditation have escaped. In all the yoga classes...

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Does Enlightenment Pass the 'So What' Test?

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 10:47 AM

In the last two posts I've argued that there should be a new norm in how we view the mind, presenting the possibility that enlightenment is our natural state. Higher consciousness has become an exotic state reserved for saints, sages, and swamis, haloed in religious terminology. But behind the aura...

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Is Enlightenment the New Normal?

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 11:33 AM

For centuries in the West there was no discussion about the mind without bringing in God; higher states of consciousness were considered blessed or miraculous. This wasn't so in the East, where higher states were discussed on the basis of experience. Someone who claimed to be in such a higher...

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Why Don't We Know We Are Enlightened Already?

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 2:24 PM

"Enlightenment" is a word that has gotten so entangled with vague confusion that many people have given up on it. I don't mean the classic seeker who hungers for God, Nirvana, or higher states of consciousness. There isn't an accepted definition of enlightenment that allows for a general discussion where...

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A Path to Personal Forgiveness: Defeat the Three Dragons

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 8:38 PM

All of us, I feel fairly certain, believe that forgiveness is a positive quality. But the fact that religion has been the traditional basis for finding forgiveness has made it seem quite often that there's something saintly, or at the very least unusually gentle, compassionate, and selfless in those who...

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Is Failure Necessary for Success?

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 3:00 PM

In a society that places a high value on competition and winning, everyone wants to succeed. It becomes difficult to discuss failure, which somehow translates into personal weakness, lack, or vulnerability. I'd like to reframe the whole relationship between success and failure so that both become part of a single...

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