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Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

January 1970 Archives

Think Again (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

Forgive me for not providing the link right here, but just read an article in today’s NYTIMES about the State Department revoking its Fulbright scholarship grants to a number of Palestinian students in Gaza. The reason? Because Israel is unwilling […]

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The Amorality of the Free Market

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith in response to their question: Greed, one of the seven deadly sins, is seen as a major factor in the housing market crash and the oil price spike. Can greed ever be […]

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Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds…

posted by dchopra

A Washington Post article by Deepak Chopra in response to their question: The California Supreme Court has overturned that state’s ban on gay marriage. Is marriage a legal right or a sacred rite? Should the state be involved in marriage? […]

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What is Humor?

posted by dchopra

With my new book on joy coming out (“Why Is God Laughing?”) and my cameo in Mike Meyers’ ” Love Guru,” I’d like to know–what does humor mean to you?

Why Do Political Lies Work?

posted by dchopra

Anyone who wants to reform American politics has to seriously consider the pros and cons of lying. Telling people what they want to hear has rarely lost an election. Yet nobody wants to be on the Titanic, reassured that what […]

The New Evangelicalism: “Not to Attack or Exclude”

posted by dchopra

An article by Deepak Chopra in the Washington Post in response to their question: Some Christian leaders issued “An Evangelical Manifesto” last week to depoliticize the term ‘evangelical.’ “We evangelicals are defined theologically, and not politically, socially or culturally,” they […]

The Real Cure For Evil Is Also the Fastest

posted by dchopra

I have no patience for theories of universal evil — that is, attributing evil to Satan, the fall of man, genes, human nature, or unnamed dark forces lurking in our unconscious. In one way or another, these theories have increased […]

To save lives, is it justified to invade Myanmar? (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Time Magazine asks, Is it Time to Invade Myanmar? With reports of up to 100,000 people dead, and no signs of relief from the after effects of the cyclone, the humanitarian crisis is unraveling. Meanwhile, the government is blocking aid […]

The Pressure To Be Good

posted by dchopra

In a recent interview for his new book on democracy, Bill Moyers presented the bleakest face of goodness that one could imagine. He is too gentle to mount a jeremiad, yet Moyers’ recent career has been one long lamentation. He […]

Politicians and the Cycle of Lying

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post by Deepak Chopra in response to their question: The percentage of voters who find Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama “honest and trustworthy” is declining as the campaign wears on. Why? From a moral standpoint, […]

Evil and the Addiction to Pain (Part 2)

posted by dchopra

In the generation before Shakespeare, the French essayist Montaigne remarked that cruelty and vengeance are so inherent in human nature that we wouldn’t be ourselves without them. In so many words, Shakespeare said the same thing in his tragedies and […]

Evil and the Addiction to Pain (Part 1)

posted by dchopra

Common sense tells us that people naturally seek pleasure and avoid pain, but common sense is wrong. Pain is rarely a deterrent from destructive behavior. Sometimes the greater the pain, the more fiercely someone will cling to it. We see […]

The Dalai Lama (by Deepak Chopra)

posted by dchopra

An article in TIME magazine on the Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama

Previous Posts

Do We Really Know What's Real? The Most Optimistic Answer Is Maybe
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Menas Kafatos, PhD   For a very long time, if you wanted to know if something is real or not, the go-to people have been scientists. The rise of rationality over superstition is considered the single greatest ...

posted 1:06:30pm Aug. 03, 2015 | read full post »

Physics' Split Personality: Is the Dark Side Winning?
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Menas Kafatos, PhD   For some time now most of the universe has gone dark. This startling news was brought to popular attention in a June Op-Ed piece in the New York Times called "A Crisis at the Edge of ...

posted 12:32:11pm Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Mindful Evolution: Can You Guide What Your Genes Are Doing?
By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD   Human beings are unique in the scenario of life on Earth--that much is obvious. We are guided by awareness, and to implement our wishes, dreams, and inventions, the higher brain ...

posted 11:49:40am Jul. 20, 2015 | read full post »

From Facts to Meaning, Through Beauty
By Frank A. Wilczek, PhD and Deepak Chopra, MD Science tells us what the world is, not what it means. As expert as they are at collecting and analyzing data, most modern scientists tend to shy away from the question, "What does it all mean?" ...

posted 10:54:48am Jul. 13, 2015 | read full post »

A New Hot Button: Consciousness-Driven Evolution
Science is meant to be the opposite of a belief system. No one underlined this point more securely than Charles Darwin, who devised a theory of evolution that defied the strongest belief of his time, the all but universal belief in the bible ...

posted 11:12:21am Jul. 06, 2015 | read full post »

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