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Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

December 2008 Archives

Leave the Sinking Ship: An Open Invitation to the Wall Street Journal to Get on Board for Integrative Health Reform

posted by dchopra

Deepak Chopra, MD Andrew Weil, MD and Rustum Roy, PhD On December 26, 2008, the Wall Street Journal published “The Touch that Doesn’t Heal,” an article by Steve Salerno. Without discernible professional credentials in health reportage, the writer opened his […]

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Tools of Personal Transformation – Forgiveness

posted by dchopra

From an early age we are told forgiveness is an important virtue we should practice, but we are only told to forgive, we are not shown how to forgive and mean it. In the Lord’s Prayer we ask God to […]

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Memo to President-Elect Obama

posted by dchopra

You have been elected by the first anti-war constituency since 1952, when Eisenhower was elected after promising to end the Korean War. But ending a war isn’t the same as bringing peace. America has been on a war footing since […]

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Arab-Israeli rage-again (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

Somewhere in Tel Aviv right now there are a couple of dozen Israelis excitedly preparing for a New Years’ bash that sadly will be their last. Likewise in Gaza or the West Bank there are a couple hundred Palestinians that […]

If Terrorism Is a Cancer, Treat It Like One

posted by dchopra

In the spirit of President-elect Obama’s call for unity, the present divide between opponents and supporters of the war in Iraq needs to be healed. On one side, as represented by President Bush in his exit interviews, the war is […]

We Don’t Need Rick Warren’s Blessing, Or Anyone Else’s

posted by dchopra

Since God didn’t vote for President, why should he get a seat on the inauguration platform? In the midst of controversy over picking Rick Warren to offer an invocation, it’s been overlooked that reality is shifting in America. We are […]

Enlightenment

posted by dchopra

Enlightenment is the transformation of personal consciousness to universal consciousness. According to the wisdom traditions of the world, this transformation is not an anomaly or departure from human nature, but rather the actualization of human potential. The evolution of consciousness […]

Opinionators in Paradise

posted by dchopra

It’s a golden time to have an opinion. Broadcasting your personal viewpoint to the world has never been easier. The chances of fame, if only momentary, are the same for millions of bloggers. The risk of retribution is basically nil. […]

Cursed are the peacemakers

posted by dchopra

The catastrophic and horrendous attacks in Mumbai are being labeled as India’s 9/11. Several thousand innocent civilians have already died in India as the result of bombings over the past few years. But this particular attack, striking at the most […]

Danny Boyle: Slumdog Millionaire (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

Let me start with this disclaimer: I loved the film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. I’m not the only one. The indie film about a Muslim kid name Jamal Malik from the slums of Mumbai who earns his way through the popular TV […]

Prem Uncle’s story: A family member murdered in Hindu-Muslim carnage (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

“We didn’t have much use for these, you know: Hindus, Muslims. You live there. I live there. We were kids, then, really just kids. And neighbors.” I could tell from the way that Prem uncle said this, with a tight […]

What Happened in Mumbai is Very Personal (Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

As many of you have read, Dorothy Rabinowicz from the Wall Street Journal wrote an opinion piece on my father’s (Deepak Chopra) comments on CNN after the Mumbai bombings. As I told a friend this morning, one thing about my […]

A fuller and more personal response to Ms. Dorothy Rabinowitz’s attack in the Wall Street Journal

posted by dchopra

When I first read Ms. Rabinowitz personal attacks on me as the lead article on the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal, I have to confess that my first reaction was that she was an ethnocentric racist and prejudiced […]

Response to the Wall Street Journal

posted by dchopra

Dear Friends, The Wall Street Journal recently published an article critical on some comments that I made on CNN and at the same time made some derogatory and personal attacks. Both I and my son, Gotham Chopra, responded and Wall […]

My Response to Dorothy Rabinowitz and the WSJ (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

As many already know, my father Deepak Chopra (along with thousands of others) has taken a vow of non-violence in all his actions and words. As a result, he’s unable to respond that aggressively to an article written by Dorothy […]

Mumbai Mess (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

All through Thanksgiving at the Chopra house, we discussed vigorously the terrifying situation in Mumbai. All intelligence so far points to the fact that the perpetrators of these attacks belong to Islamic militant sects. How shocking. Keep in mind that […]

How to Prevent Another Mumbai

posted by dchopra

Before the economy eclipsed everything else, the country was feeling better about Iraq. The war was winding down. The insurgents were being steadily pacified. Then along came Mumbai, and their 9/11, as Indians view it, reignited our own past fears. […]

When the emperor was dying

posted by dchopra

When Barack Obama’s remarkable eloquence was dismissed as “just words” during the primary campaign, he survived the criticism. Telling the truth and offering inspiration aren’t just words. They are incredibly important in keeping a society together. Now Obama faces another […]

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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