Deepak Chopra is an American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement. Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine. Chopra studied medicine in India before emigrating to the United States in 1970 where he completed residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology. Chopra believes that a person may attain “perfect health”, a condition “that is free from disease, that never feels pain”, and “that cannot age or die”.
Enlightened Leadership Is Spiritual If We Understand Spirituality Not As Some Kind Of Religious Dogma Or Ideology But As The Domain Of Awareness Where We Experience Values Like Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Love And Compassion, And Also Intuition, Creativity, Insight And Focused Attention.
You Can Free Yourself From Aging By Reinterpreting Your Body And By Grasping The Link Between Belief And Biology.
There Are No Extra Pieces In The Universe. Everyone Is Here Because He Or She Has A Place To Fill, And Every Piece Must Fit Itself Into The Big Jigsaw Puzzle.
In My Definition Of Consciousness, Consciousness Is The Same Thing As Life. What Wisdom Traditions Also Call Spirit.
Preventive Medicine Isn't Part Of A Physician's Everyday Routine, Which Is Spent Dispensing Drugs And Performing Surgery.
From A Scientist's Perspective, To Understand Everything That You Need To Know About Human Beings, You Only Have To Tinker With All The Mechanical Parts Of Genes And The Brain Until There Are No More Secrets Left.
And For Me Anyway, Consciousness Is Three Components: A Personal Component Which For Lack Of A Better Word We Can Call The Soul. A Collective Component Which Is More Archetypal And A Deeper Level, And Then A Universal Domain Of Consciousness.
Once You're More Aware Of People's Needs, You Can Create Action Plans For Others To Follow. That Way, You're Responsible For Your Own Well-being, Too.
Every Person Is A God In Embryo. Its Only Desire Is To Be Born.
We're Living In A Time When The World Has Suddenly Discovered India Because It's Run Out Of Raw Material For Its Imagination. The Raw Materials For Imagination Are Inexhaustible Here.
All Of Us Are Living With Dogmas That We Accept As Truths. When One Of These Is Overturned, There's An Initial Gasp, Soon Followed By A Rush Of Exhilaration.
When Resources Become Skimpy, Human Beings Don't Suddenly Cooperate To Conserve What's Left. They Fight To The Last Scrap For Possession Of A Diminishing Resource.
A Risk-free Life Is Far From Being A Healthy Life.
There Is No Fixed Physical Reality, No Single Perception Of The World, Just Numerous Ways Of Interpreting World Views As Dictated By One's Nervous System And The Specific Environment Of Our Planetary Existence.
Modern Medicine, For All Its Advances, Knows Less Than 10 Percent Of What Your Body Knows Instinctively.
We Need To Build Websites With Celebrity Speakers Who Talk About The Ideals Of Fairness, Sharing, Democratic Cooperation, And Altruism In Public Life.
There Is Just No Getting Around That Turning Bad Things Into Good Things Is Up To You.
We Americans Sit At The Head Of The Banquet Table, As We Have Done For A Century. Our Standard Of Living Is Luxurious By Any Measure.
A Person Is A Pattern Of Behavior, Of A Larger Awareness.
When I Was Growing Up, I Went To An Irish-christian Missionary School.
Every Spiritual Tradition Has This Idea Of Death And Resurrection. It's Not Unique To Christianity.
I've Always Felt That Technology Can Be Used To Our Benefit And Should Be Used To Our Benefit.
The Intention To Live As Long As Possible Isn't One Of The Mind's Best Intentions, Because Quantity Isn't The Same As Quality.
I Like Muhammad A Lot, Because He's Like Us More Than Anybody Else. Jesus Is Just So Exalted, And Buddha Is Just So Exalted, It's Almost Beyond Our Reach.
I Grew Up With A Lot Of Muslim Friends, And The Whole Idea Of Revelation Has Been A Lifelong Interest Of Mine.
Yes, In All My Research, The Greatest Leaders Looked Inward And Were Able To Tell A Good Story With Authenticity And Passion.
If Insurance Companies Paid For Lifestyle-management Classes, They Would Save Huge Sums Of Money. We Need To See That Alternative Medicine Is Now Mainstream.
What Gets In Our Way Is History And Culture And Religion And Economic Conditions. It Is Part Of The Hypnosis Of Our Social Conditioning.
In India, You're Taught That There Are Certain Qualities That Make You A Divine Human Being.
I Like Muhammad A Lot, Because He's Like Us More Than Anybody Else. Jesus Is Just So Exalted, And Buddha Is Just So Exalted, It's Almost Beyond Our Reach. Muhammad Is More Human, More Self-doubting, Even Self-tortured At Times.
When I Looked At The Addictive Qualities Of Video Games And How They Captivate People's Attention, I Decided To Try The Same Technology For Enhancing Well-being.
There Are Very Few Good Examples Of Effective, Nurturing Leadership That Unlocks People's Potential Or Even Enthusiasm.
There Is No Separation Between Mind And Body... Self And Other Co-arise And Fall Away All The Time.
The World In General Has Meaning, Deep Meaning At Times. This Cannot Be Dismissed As A Delusion, An Artifact Of Chemicals.
I Have Tremendous Faith In President Obama's Skills. He's A Long-term Visionary.
Although We Take It For Granted, Sanitation Is A Physical Measure That Has Probably Done More To Increase Human Life Span Than Any Kind Of Drug Or Surgery.
Consciousness Conceives, Governs, Constructs, And Becomes The Activity Of The Body.
Religions Take Donations And Don't Pay Taxes.
You Know, Religion Itself, Eastern And Western, Is Divisive And Quarrelsome Anyway.
I Was Always Interested In Going Deeply Into The Life Of The Prophet.
Some Western Biographies Are Apologist, And Do Not Portray The Negative Side At All.
Ultimately Spiritual Awareness Unfolds When You're Flexible, When You're Spontaneous, When You're Detached, When You're Easy On Yourself And Easy On Others.
Life Gives You Plenty Of Time To Do Whatever You Want To Do If You Stay In The Present Moment.
Spirituality Is Meant To Take Us Beyond Our Tribal Identity Into A Domain Of Awareness That Is More Universal.
People Need To Know That They Have All The Tools Within Themselves. Self-awareness, Which Means Awareness Of Their Body, Awareness Of Their Mental Space, Awareness Of Their Relationships - Not Only With Each Other, But With Life And The Ecosystem.
Karma, When Properly Understood, Is Just The Mechanics Through Which Consciousness Manifests.
In The Midst Of Movement And Chaos, Keep Stillness Inside Of You.
Karma Is Experience, And Experience Creates Memory, And Memory Creates Imagination And Desire, And Desire Creates Karma Again. If I Buy A Cup Of Coffee, That's Karma. I Now Have That Memory That Might Give Me The Potential Desire For Having Cappuccino, And I Walk Into Starbucks, And There's Karma All Over Again.
Karma, Memory, And Desire Are Just The Software Of The Soul. It's Conditioning That The Soul Undergoes In Order To Create Experience. And It's A Cycle. In Most People, The Cycle Is A Conditioned Response. They Do The Same Things Over And Over Again.
Meditation Makes The Entire Nervous System Go Into A Field Of Coherence.