Quotes by Deepak Chopra

"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“The world 'out there' won't change until the world 'in here' does.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

The Beginning

Born in 1946 in New Delhi, Chopra's father was a well-known cardiologist, as well as a well-decorated British army veteran.

However, it is his grandfather Deepak Chopra quotes as having a huge influence on him when he was a child and teenager.
Following a heart condition diagnosis, Chopra's grandfather turned to Ayurveda – a form of alternative medicine native to India. And so began a lifelong interest in the practice for Chopra. As a child on through his teenage years, Chopra only ever expressed an interest in being a journalist or actor. Despite the fact both his father and brother were doctors, Deepak Chopra quotes a character from the Sinclair Lewis film "Arrowsmith" as being his major inspiration to becoming a doctor.

Chopra graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences before emigrating to the United States and completing an internship Mulhenberg Hospital, New Jersey.

Deepak Chopra refers to the year 1973 as being one of his most memorable, as this was when he was granted his official license to practice medicine. In 2004, Chopra was awarded a California State certified medical license and he went on to become board-certified in internal medicine with his speciality being endrocrininology. And so started a near lifetime's commitment to medicine, of all types, kinds and varieties. Chopra is also an honored member of the American Medical Association.

"The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers."

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“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.”
~ Deepak Chopra ~

“The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.”
~ Deepak Chopra ~

“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.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“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.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

Seeking can’t get anyone out of the tangle because everything is tangled up…it’s much easier to keep up the fight between good and evil, holy and profane, us and them. But as awareness grows, these opposites begin to calm down in their clashes, and something else emerges- a world you feel at home in.”
~ Deepak Chopra ~


Chopra has taught at some of America's most prestigious medical schools, including Harvard, Boston and Tufts University. As well as working as Chief of Staff for a Masschusetts Hospital, he worked for himself running a private practice.

Deepa Chopra quotes Ayverdic physcian Brihaspati Triguna and his wife as being the divine influences that led to him learning the Transcendental Meditation Technique. The following year, he became President of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.

As well as being a physcian, Deepak Chopra was a contributing writer for well-known publications, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and The San Fancisco Chronicle. Chopra is also an acclaimed public speaker and Deepak Chopra quotes are used all the time in everywhere from medical schools to mind-body and soul clinics.

He has been awarded the Toastmaster's "Top Five Outstanding Public Speakers Award" and the "Golden Gavel" award. Chopra has also served in an advisory capacity for medical documentaries and films.

There is no denying Chopra's commitment to alternative medicine and many Deepak Chopra quotes reinforce the importance of how a healthy mind helps maintain a healthy body. In 1996, Chopra's lifelong work came into fruition when he, and neurologist David Simon, opened the Chopra Center for Wellness. As well as having the opportunity to run his own show, Chopra also had the chance to incorporate Ayverda into the clinic's schedule. Deepak Chopra says the clinic is  his best work and, after a relocation to California the clinic continues to do well. Chopra has also been videoed giving his opinion on everything from how a person can improve their overall lifestyle to his thoughts on America's president. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o79gCTCjduQ).

Deepak Chopra has written more than 35 books to date, 18 of which were on the NewYork's Bestsellers List. As well as being translated into 15 different languages, Deepak Chopra quotes and books have been published in over 30 different countries.

Read more about his work and his books here.

"A person is a pattern of awareness, of a larger awareness."

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Meeting a stranger can be totally fleeting and meaningless, for example, unless you enter the individual’s world by finding out at least one thing that is meaningful to his or her life and exchange at lest one genuine feeling. Tuning in to others is a circular flow: you send yourself out toward people; you receive them as they respond to you.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Not every sky will be blue and not every day is springtime. So on the spiritual path a person learns to find this kind of happiness without needing nice things to happen on the outside. Rather, you find happiness by being who you really are. This isn't mystical. Young children are happy being who they are. The trick is to regain such a state when you are grown and have seen the light and dark sides of life.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Give up being right. Instead radiate peace, harmony, love, and laughter from your heart.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“The greatest hunger in life is not for food, money, success, status, security, sex, or even love from the opposite sex. Time and again people have achieved all these things and wound up still feeling dissatisfied- indeed, often more dissatisfied than when they began. The deepest hunger in life is a secret that is revealed only when a person is willing to unlock a hidden part of the self."

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

The Critics and the Criticised...

Deepak Chopra has been widely criticised by professionals in the tradtional medicine field.
This is mainly because certain individuals believe Chopra's techniques and beliefs give ill people false hope.
They also believe that by following Chopra's alternative methods, these people are delaying taking advantage of "real" treatment, which in turn could affect their health and even life expectancy.

Deepak Chopra quotes his critics claims as being unfounded, insisting that he is merely offering people "further options to help improve and maintain their health". While Chopra may have his fair share of critics, he is also not afraid to be critical of others. He wasn't phased by it in fact a 2008 Times Magazine article has Deepak Chopra quotes regarding his critics and how he "appears to be a magnet for criticism".
Chopra has also experieced several incidents of legal suits, usually involving attributions in his books. Deepak Chopra is also not afraid to speak up as regards to criticising others. As well as criticising a number of prominent medical articles, documents and books, he famously criticised Stephen Hawking's book "The Grand Design".

Deepak Chopra was also a close friend of the late Michael Jackson and Deepak Chopra quotes himself in one of his books forewards referring to "drug-pushing doctors and their co-dependent relationship with celebrities." He also wrote a critical review of " The Magic of Reality", a book by Richard Dawkins for the Huffington Post.

For all his critics, Chopra has an army of fans – of both his public speeches, educational instructions, books, as well as the many people who attend his clinic on a daily basis. Outspoken and fiesty, books by Deepak Chopra are more popular than many modern day bestsellers. Deepak Chopra quotes reguarly appear in medical-related material and there is no question he is held in high regard as a physcian, author, public speaker, educator and general champion of alternative medicine and therapy.

"Always go with your passions. Never ask if it is realistic or not."

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Pain is not the same as suffering. Left to itself, the body discharges pain spontaneously, letting go of it the moment that the underlying cause is healed. Suffering is pain that we hold on to. It comes from the mind’s mysterious instinct to believe that pain is good, or that it cannot be escaped, or that the person deserves it.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“People don’t realize, he said, how important it is to wake up every morning with a song in your heart.” J. Krishnamurti. “The song stands for a sense of joy in existence, a joy that is free of any good or bad choices.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.
It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

The Future ...

Deepak Chopra's popularity continues to grow, with a highlight that arrived in 2010 when Chopra received both the "Humanitarian Starlite Award" and the "GOI Peace Award". Deepak Chopra quotes the awards as being among his "greatest achievements".

In his 2011 book, "War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, Chopra addresses his critics and responds to specific criticisms. In the book, Chopra admits to having a deep admiration for science and the medical advances that have taken place over the last century.

However, Deepak Chopra quotes also indicate he is "frustrated at modern science's limitations". He calls for a broader science to be investigated, one which includes the reality and investigation of the observer.

Other quotes by Deepak Chopra reveal his main message – that a person who listens to the natural signals of the body can rid themselves of negative emotions.

“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”

~ Deepak Chopra ~

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