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Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

May 2008 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

The Best Way to Get Rid of Evil
    By Deepak Chopra, MD.   The best way to get rid of evil is to change our ideas about it. The two concepts about evil that do nothing to end it are, first, the concept of cosmic evil embodied by Satan, and second, the concept of human evil as a permanent human inheritan

posted 11:07:42am Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)
Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any closer to solving the problem. Many pin their hopes on a breakthrough in technology that could somehow clean the atmosphere of greenhouse gases, while

posted 11:58:46am Mar. 02, 2015 | read full post »

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To
There's always a sense of crisis in the air generated by whatever bad news is making the headlines. At the moment, the greatest alarm is being stirred by terrorism and the spread of Islamic extremism. Yet at a deeper level, our anxiety centers on something much deeper, the possibility that the human

posted 10:23:44am Feb. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention
Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods of treatment. The way forward for anyone who wants to establish a high level of wellbeing isn't going to come via the family doctor but through self-c

posted 11:41:39am Feb. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Why Spirituality Matters More than Ever
In troubled times, when the world seems to be on fire, people think about God and the religion they were raised in--a source of solace and hope matters more in a crisis. I don’t find myself thinking about spirituality in those terms, however. Like a winter coat that’s put away in spring, for man

posted 12:33:52pm Feb. 09, 2015 | read full post »

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