Who the heck is Deepak Chopra?

Deepak Chopra is an American New Age author and public speaker with a thick Indian accent. Chopra is also an avid promoter of alternative medicine, Transcendental Meditation and positive psychology.

Books by Deepak Chopra

Quotes by Deepak Chopra

“Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.”

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“Cinnamon may help reduce chronic inflammation, which linked neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Meningitis.”

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“Cravings and false hunger are not the same as giving your body the fuel it needs.”

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“Desire is what leads you through life until the time comes when you desire a higher life. So do not be ashamed that you want so much, yet at the same time do not fool yourself into thinking that what you want today will be enough tomorrow.”

Deepak Chopra The Way of the Wizard

“Discover your divinity, find your unique talent, serve humanity with it, and you can generate all the wealth that you want. When your creative expressions match the needs of your fellow humans, then wealth will spontaneously flow from the unmanifest into the manifest, from the realm of the spirit to the world of form. You will begin to experience your life as a miraculous expression of divinity – not just occasionally, but all the time. And you will know true joy and the true meaning of success – the ecstasy and exultation of your own spirit.”

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“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.”

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“Eating is a natural way to feel happy. Overeating isn’t.”

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“Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.”

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“Every experience of love, bliss, belonging, inspiration and insight provides a stepping stone back to your true self.”

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“Every life is framed by two mysteries. Only one of them, birth, is considered a miracle.... The other mystery that occurs, usually decades later, death, is very different. It brings to an end all the things birth struggled so hard to achieve. A thready heartbeat crosses an invisible line and becomes still. The bellows of the lungs, which have pumped some 700 million times, refuse to pump even once more. A hundred billion neurons cease to fire; a trillion billion cells throughout the body receive the news that their mission is over. Yet this abrupt finale is as much a mystery as birth, for at the moment life ends, 99% of our cells are typically still functional.... Some cells don't even get the news for some time. If the dead person is revived within ten minutes or so, before the brain gets permanently damaged by hypoxia, the body's machinery will go back to work as if nothing had happened.”

Deepak Chopra Life After Death

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

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“Fate is not cruel, however. It seems merciless only when you allow it to catch you, like a shepherd who refuses to run from a wolf and winds up between its jaws.”

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“Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.”

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“Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it. Let go and it will be yours forever.”

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“I use memories but I will not allow memories to use me.”

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“If death is a certainty, the only appropriate response is to make every moment precious and loving.”

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“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.”

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“If you consciously let your body take care of you, it will become the greatest ally and trusted partner.”

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“If you find a better way to be happy than by overeating, your body will naturally return to its balanced state.”

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“If you focus on success, you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.”

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“If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.”

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“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time.”

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“It would be helpful if the universe would give us one big clue, or a giant compass, if you will, pointing to the direction we should be taking. In fact, the compass is there. To find it, you need only look inside yourself to discover your soul's purest desire, its dream for your life.”

Deepak Chopra The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

“Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.”

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“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”

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“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.”

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“Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.”

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“Owning your own feelings, rather than blaming them on someone else, is the mark of a person who has moved from contracted to expanded awareness.”

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“Practicing silence means making a commitment to take a certain amount of time to simply be. Experiencing silence means periodically withdrawing from the activity of speech. It also means periodically withdrawing from such activities as watching television, listening to the radio, or reading a book. If you never give yourself the opportunity to experience silence, this creates turbulence in your internal dialogue. Set aside a little time every once in a while to experience silence.”

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“Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple: if you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation; if you want material affluence, help others to become materially affluent. In fact, the easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.”

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“Reality is not given: it is a possibility we shape and control.”

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“Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions.”

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“Start to observe your weaknesses when they come up.”

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“Stop attaching so much weight to being right. In the grand scheme of things, being right is insignificant compared with being happy.”

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“Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals… Success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.”

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“The ego is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants to control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. Your true Self, which is your spirit, your soul, is completely free of those things. It is immune to criticism, it is unfearful of any challenge, andit feels beneath no one.”

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“The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.”

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“The healthiest response to life is joy.”

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“The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take away.”

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“The Law of Karma says no debt in the universe ever goes unpaid. There is a perfect accounting system in this universe, and everything is a constant “to and fro” exchange of energy.”

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“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”

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“The most powerful forms of giving are non-material. The gifts of caring, attention, affection, appreciation, and love are some of the most precious gifts you can give, and they don’t cost you anything. When you meet someone, you can silently send them happiness, joy, and laughter. This kind of silent giving is very powerful.”

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“The question, “What’s in it for me?” is the internal dialogue of the ego. Asking “How can I help?” is the internal dialogue of the spirit.”

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“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.”

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“The space between hunger and eating, where you make the choice you want to make isn’t empty. It’s filled with awareness.”

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“The third component of the Law of Dharma (purpose in life) is service to humanity – to serve your fellow human beings and to ask yourself the questions,”How can I help? How can I help all those that I come into contact with?” When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of the Law of Dharma.”

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“The universe operates through dynamic exchange – giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.”

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“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.”

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“The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity.”

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“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”

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“We are, in our essential state, pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is pure potentiality; it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence.”

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“Whatever it is that occurs at death, I believe it deserves to be called a miracle. The miracle, ironically, is that we don't die. The cessation of the body is an illusion, and like a magician sweeping aside a curtain, the soul reveals what lies beyond.”

Deepak Chopra Life After Death

“Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.”

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“When you feel frustrated or upset by a person or a situation, remember that you are not reacting to the person or the situation, but to your feelings about the person or the situation. These are your feelings, and your feelings are not someone else’s fault. When you recognize and understand this completely, you are ready to take responsibility for how you feel and to change it. And if you can accept things as they are, you are ready to take responsibility for your situation and for all the events you see as problems.”

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“When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”

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“Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: “What are the consequences of this choice that I’m making?” and “Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and also to those who are affected by this choice?”

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“Whether you like it or not, everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices you’ve made in the past. Unfortunately, a lot of us make choices unconsciously, and therefore we don’t think they are choices – and yet, they are.”

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“You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.”

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“You have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world--and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.”

Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

“You will never feel better about yourself by making others look worse.”

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