Deepak Chopra, M.D., founder of the Chopra Foundation, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism. Chopra is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a clinical professor in medicine at the University of California, San Diego. TIME magazine has described Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” The World Post and HuffPost global internet survey ranked “Chopra the #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine.” Chopra has written more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including 25 New York Times best-sellers. In his recent national best-seller, “The Healing Self,” he and Rudolph E. Tanzi tackle the issue of lifelong health and heightened immunity.
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“Overall, being socially supported and taking comfort from your faith makes you seven times more likely to survive major heart surgery than someone who has neither of those things in their life.”
“The existence of two realities that cannot be bridged means that reality as a whole appears incurably split. Physicalism only pretends to heal the split, yet it’s obvious that science cannot explain where thoughts come from, why we are conscious beings, and why the human mind is creative.”
“Recorded history contains no time when human evil didn’t exist, although only very recently has it been called a problem. Traditionally, evil was looked upon as something much worse than a problem–the fruit of sin… It has taken thousands of years to get past such thinking, and when atrocities arouse public fear and hatred, the old explanations return. But on the other hand, it has become possible to think of evil in terms of psychology and its insights, which is a mark of progress.”
“In my own conception of God as the source of consciousness, creativity, intelligence, love and evolution, the reason to be spiritual is to increase all of those qualities.”
“Science and religion — or more broadly speaking, spirituality — have arrived at core issues about the nature of reality. These issues center on the unsolved problem of what is ultimately real and how the human mind works.”
“What people fail to realize is that when you challenge God, you challenge reality itself. If reality is only what appears on the surface, then there is nothing to have faith in.”
“What is exceptional and inviting about Deepak Chopra is his belief that spiritual reality must be grounded in our practical everyday world. He focuses on our ability to enhance the everyday lives of people around the globe by using the ‘collective intelligence, creativity, intention, and problem solving.’”
“The more conscious you are in your ability to respond, the more creative you’ll be.”
“Jesus embodied the highest level of enlightenment.”
Michael Shermer probes Deepak Chopra on, among other things, the meaning of consciousness.
Deepak Chopra argues that your body is an activity and a process.
Chopra discusses spirituality, the turbulence in the world, and infinite possibilities.
Chopra argues that spirituality is the journey to self-awareness.
“We’re entangled: body, mind, energy, information. As long as you think of yourself as separate, then you have no power. But as soon as you recognize that you are inseparable from all that exists, then you have immense power.”
“Science and faith do battle as arch rivals Michael Shermer and Deepak Chopra debate in this ABC Nightline Face-off.”