Deepak Chopra Quotes and Sayings

An Indian-American public speaker and writer on Ayurveda, spirituality and mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra began his career as an endocrinologist , who later shifted his focus to alternative medicine. Mr. Chopra was a disciple and aid of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi until the late 1980s when he set out on his own career path by publishing self-help books on New Age spirituality and alternative medicine. A friend of Michael Jackson for close to two decades, Mr. Chopra shot into fame in 2009 when he criticized drug-pushing doctors who were closely associated with celebrity customers steeped in drug abuse.

Here is a fellow who has written 61 books, 18 of which are NY Times best-sellers and 2 of which alone have sold 30 million copies. Time Magazine heralded Deepak Chopra as one of the 100 heroes and icons of the century, and credited him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” Entertainment Weekly described Deepak Chopra as “Hollywood’s man of the moment, one of publishing’s best-selling and most prolific self-help authors.” He has been published on every continent and in dozens of languages. Over a dozen of Deepak Chopra books have landed on the New York Times Best-seller list. Toastmaster International recognized him as one of the top five outstanding speakers in the world. People pay 30 thousand bucks to spend a weekend with him.  Even Kim Kardashian calls him up to learn meditation.

A professor at Tufts University and Boston University Schools of Medicine, he became Chief of Staff at the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, US. After reading about the Transcendental Meditation technique, Mr. Chopra and his wife learned the technique in 1981. In under two months, they went on to learn the advanced TM-Sidhi programme. Through his over two decades of work since leaving his medical practice, Deepak continues to revolutionize common wisdom about the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit, and healing. His mission of “bridging the technological miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east” remains his thrust and provides the basis for his recognition as one of India’s historically greatest ambassadors to the west. Chopra has been a keynote speaker at several academic institutions including Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Kellogg School of Management, Stanford Business School and Wharton.

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‘DEEPAK CHOPRA QUOTES’ self-improvement work is based on a mind-body connection perspective. According to him, inner silence promotes clarity of mind; it makes people value their inner world. It trains us to go inside, to the very source of peace and inspiration when we face problems and challenges in life. In 2009, Mr. Chopra bagged the Oceana Award.  Besides, in the same year, he established the Chopra Foundation with a mission to advance the cause of mind-body spiritual healing, education, and research. In 2010, the Chopra Foundation sponsored the first Sages and Scientists Symposium, which was drew prominent scientists, philosophers and artists from around the globe. Also, Mr. Chopra received the Cinequest Life of a Maverick Award for his collaborations with film-makers for ‘inspirational individuals who touch the world of film, while their greater lives exemplify the Maverick spirit’.

Here are some of Deepak Chopra Quotes :

  • “Unless there’s a personal transformation, there can be no social transformation.”
  • “You are not the drop in the ocean, but the ocean in the drop.”
  • “Believe the doctor’s diagnosis, but not the doctor’s prognosis.”
  • “80% of medicines have little impact on us; we spend $100B on angioplasty and it doesn’t extend life by even 1%.”
  • “As J. Krishnamurti said, the highest form of human intelligence is the ability to observe yourself.”
  • “Financial well-being is simply not thinking about money you haven’t earned, to buy things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t like.”
  • “I am because you are.”
  • “The only people who really worry about money are the very poor and the very rich.”
  • “The luckiest person in the world is the one whose wife and children don’t take them seriously.”
  • “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.”
  • “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
  • “The way of peace is a soul journey. . . . If you can live from the level of your soul, you are doing something very special. The important thing is how much consciousness you add to the whole of human existence, for that is how eternity expresses itself, like a lamp shining through the window of eternity.”
  • “UN notes that the Fastest way to change the world is economic empowerment of women.”
  • And here’s a classic line, that he had his kids repeat everyday while they were growing up: “Let today be more uncertain than yesterday.”
  • “You will be transformed by what you read.”
  • “Don’t try to steer the river.”
  • “Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined. “
  • “Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.”
  • “A man’s goodness is truly measured by what he is, not what he does.”
  • “Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.”
  • “If you focus on success, you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.”
  • “If you have your attention on what is see its fullness in every moment you will discover the dance of the divine in every leaf in every petal in every blade of grass in every rainbow in every rushing stream in every breath of every living being. …beyond memory and judgement lies the ocean of universal consciousness.”
  • “If you contemplate the Golden Rule, it turns out to be an injunction to live by grace rather than by what you think other people deserve.”
  • “The world is more than the sum of its suffering. “
  • “The direction of life is from duality to unity.”
  • “Everyone has a purpose in life… a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”
  • ” In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”
  • Of course, in honest moments. But I can be just as honest and think that we aren’t a spiritual waste but a spiritual potential waiting to grow.”
  • “Within every desire is the mechanics of its fulfillment.”
  • “To acquire true self power you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism and be fearless.”
  • “Think Positive.”
  • “Once war becomes a clash of absolutes, there is no breathing room for mercy. Absolute truth is blind truth.”
  • “Ask for nothing less than inspiration.”
  • “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.”
  • “You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.”
  • “The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.”
  • “Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.”
  • “There’s no quick fix – that’s take two aspirin and call me in the morning.”
  • “An intention synchronistically organizes its own fulfillment.”
  • “At any given time the universe is giving you the best result possible.”
  • “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.”
  • “Good luck is opportunity meeting preparedness.”
  • “My body is a projection of my consciousness.”
  • “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.”
  • “You & I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to infinity choices.”
  • “The healthiest response to life is joy.”
  • “The more boundless your vision, the more real you are.”
  • “…religion is a tool to bind people together, to strengthen their unity, but like every tool, it can be mismanaged, even used in opposition to the way it should.”
  • “Each of us is here to discover our true selves; that essentially we
    are spiritual beings who have taken manifestation in physical form;
    that we’re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences,
    that we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences”
  • “The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.”
  • “Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. Therefore, it is fear-based.”
  • “Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”
  • “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.”
  • “The next step in mans evolution will be the survival of the wisest.”
  • “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”
  • “If you and I have even a thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.”
  • “Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.”
  • “The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity. “
  • “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 & it will be yours forever.”
  • “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”
  • “People are doing the best that they can from their own level of consciousness.”
  • “I stick them in my wallet. They’re more precious than the money.”
  • “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.”
  • “It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.”
  • “You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.”
  • “My dad said, ‘In school, be a Catholic. At home, be a Hindu.’ So we did both,”
  • “To think is to practice brain chemistry.”
  • “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.”
  • “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. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”
  • “Stress is an inappropriate fight-flight response, Wisdom Quest.”
  • “Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.”
  • “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.”
  • “WHY DOES PAIN HURT?”
  • “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”
  • “Customs change with time, so it isn’t fair to permit change only when you happen to approve of it but condemn change citing biblical authority when you don’t.”
  • “The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.”
  • “We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.”
  • “We’re investing our name, enthusiasm, expertise and training.”
  • “We’ve been keeping close to home for a long time, … We’re excited with this next phase, bringing it to a wider audience.”
  • “What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.”
  • “The Ego, however, 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 control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.”
  • “We are all doing the best we can from our own level of consciousness.”
  • “I dont even wanna talk about it right now becos somebody might steal the idea.”
  • “Universe contains 3 things that cannot be destroyed; Being, Awareness & LOVE”
  • “The center is the heart of my life’s work.”
  • “The market is definitely focused on the new subscriber number.”
  • “Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.”

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Among his well-known quotes, the following are worth meditating on:

Meditation Techniques Demonstrated by Deepak Chopra

  • “If you have your full attention in the moment, you will see only love.”
  • “A person desperately searching for love is like a fish desperately searching for water.”
  • “What does not contain love must contain an illusion.”
  • “Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.”
  • “Negativity is born in the gap where love has been excluded.”
  • “People who live their own love stories do not expect others to make them feel loved.”
  • “There is no holy life. There is no war between good and evil. There is no sin and no redemption. None of these things matter to the real you. But they all matter hugely to the false you, the one who believes in the separate self. You have tried to take your separate self, with all its loneliness and anxiety and pride, to the door of enlightenment. But it will never go through, because it is a ghost.”
  • “Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.”
  • “If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.”
  • “If you’re really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world, you should have faith in yourself.”
  • “Walk with those seeking truth, RUN FROM THOSE WHO THINK THEY’VE FOUND IT. “
  • “God descends to earth like fresh spring rain, and at every level his grace is received differently. For some it feels like love, for others like salvation. It feels like safety and warmth at one level, like coming home at another.”

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