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Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

July 2008 Archives

Imagining God in Color

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Three in 10 Americans acknowledge feelings of racial prejudice, and yet 9 in 10 say they believe in God. How does racial prejudice reflect on one’s […]

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Deepak Chopra: Will Superpowers Become Obsolete?

posted by akornfeld

Will information technology trump military strength? What if a hand-held computer could hijack airplanes by interfering with air traffic signals? We need to use technology to heal the rift in our collective soul or risk using it to destroy ourselves.

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Does a New Start Have a Chance?

posted by dchopra

Barack Obama’s eloquence in the defense of idealism hasn’t changed since Iowa, but reaction to it has. He is accused of favoring uplifting rhetoric over hard policy choices. Some commentators complain that for them, the thrilling speeches of the primary […]

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Deepak Chopra: The True Meaning of Yoga

posted by akornfeld

As I was waiting at the train station in Barcelona, I noticed that the person next to me kept looking at his watch even though he knew what time the train was coming. It made me contemplate how we’ve become […]

The Army Fights “With God on Our Side”

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: The ACLU has asked the U.S. Naval Academy to end prayers at mandatory meals, and yet all branches of the service employ chaplains. What is the […]

Genes at the Crossroads

posted by dchopra

For years the general public has been receiving optimistic predictions about how genetic research will change everyday life. In particular, there have been promises that all kinds of human behavior — including overeating, belief in God, altruism, happiness, and depression […]

Why the Paranormal Is Normal

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Polls routinely show that 75 percent of Americans hold some form of belief in the paranormal such as astrology, telepathy and ghosts. All religions contain beliefs […]

Deepak Chopra: Do We Live in a World of Free Will?

posted by akornfeld

Do we live in a world of free will or determinism? The answer seems to me to be the paradox that it is simultaneously both. While these processes appear to be two separate processes they are actually the manifestation of […]

Pitiful, Helpless Giant, Act II

posted by dchopra

The specter of a defeated America remains the single most powerful motivator for national policy. As a country, victory is the only viable option. After two world wars in which America played the role of rescuer (the New World coming […]

Pressing the RESET button (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

When I was a kid I used to fantasize about the possibility of being a superhero and if so, which one would I want to be? Which superpower was the coolest to have? There were the normal adolescent temptations – […]

Deepak Chopra: A Nelson Mandela Experience

posted by akornfeld

When my elevator suddenly stopped in a hotel in South Africa, I meditated for an hour and then tried to call for help. But I was taken aback when the friend I called likened my predicament to the solitary confinement […]

Rituals and Membership Cards

posted by dchopra

A Washington Post On Faith article in response to their question: What do you think about Sally Quinn, a non-Catholic, going to Communion at Tim Russert’s Catholic funeral? What are some do’s and don’ts for observing the religious rituals of […]

May the Best Image Win, For Once

posted by dchopra

Great events tend to move more by image than by realities. At their most powerful, images are perceptions that grip the mind stronger than statistics, scientific studies, expert testimony, education, and the other tools of reason. We are experiencing a […]

Atheists and the Will to Believe

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: “According to a new Pew survey, 21% of American atheists believe in God or a universal spirit, 12% believe in heaven and 10% pray at least […]

Previous Posts

Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 1)
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology   Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For any experience, there must be a physical activity in the brain—otherwise, the experience has no basis. Using this irrefutable assumption, re

posted 10:56:38am Mar. 30, 2015 | read full post »

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 »

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