Quotes by Deepak Chopra

Victims always feel alone and helpless.
- Deepak Chopra
To think is to practice brain chemistry.
- Deepak Chopra
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
- Deepak Chopra
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Passivity is the same as defending injustice.
- Deepak Chopra
My father was a doctor, an army cardiologist.
- Deepak Chopra
The fear of death comes from limited awareness.
- Deepak Chopra
A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.
- Deepak Chopra
Religions take donations and don't pay taxes.
- Deepak Chopra
The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.
- Deepak Chopra
Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy.
- Deepak Chopra
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A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness.
- Deepak Chopra
Human beings place their desires ahead of the collective good.
- Deepak Chopra
Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.
- Deepak Chopra
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
- Deepak Chopra
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
- Deepak Chopra
The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
- Deepak Chopra
I was always interested in going deeply into the life of the Prophet.
- Deepak Chopra
Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.
- Deepak Chopra
When I was growing up, I went to an Irish-Christian missionary school.
- Deepak Chopra
No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.
- Deepak Chopra
Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.
- Deepak Chopra
Science stands for rational thought, faith for superstition and unreason.
- Deepak Chopra
All religions develop, become exclusive, become divisive and quarrelsome.
- Deepak Chopra
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
- Deepak Chopra
We must revisit the idea that science is a methodology and not an ontology.
- Deepak Chopra
Dynamic activity and deep rest of the mind are complementary to each other.
- Deepak Chopra
Karma is only in space time and causality. Your real self resides non-locally.
- Deepak Chopra
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.
- Deepak Chopra
People think meditation is a huge undertaking. Don't think of it like that.
- Deepak Chopra
I dislike the word 'self-help.' Self-awareness, yes, but not self-help.
- Deepak Chopra
Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.
- Deepak Chopra
Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes the activity of the body.
- Deepak Chopra
You know, religion itself, Eastern and Western, is divisive and quarrelsome anyway.
- Deepak Chopra
Some Western biographies are apologist, and do not portray the negative side at all.
- Deepak Chopra
There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.
- Deepak Chopra
We have to really educate ourselves in a way about who we are, what our real identity is.
- Deepak Chopra
I have tremendous faith in President Obama's skills. He's a long-term visionary.
- Deepak Chopra
Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together.
- Deepak Chopra
Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.
- Deepak Chopra
Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.
- Deepak Chopra
In India, you're taught that there are certain qualities that make you a divine human being.
- 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
There is no separation between mind and body... Self and other co-arise and fall away all the time.
- Deepak Chopra
Traditional Islam is a mixture of all obedience to Allah, and if that requires militancy, so be it.
- Deepak Chopra
I've always felt that technology can be used to our benefit and should be used to our benefit.
- Deepak Chopra
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
- Deepak Chopra
But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.
- Deepak Chopra
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
- Deepak Chopra
Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.
- Deepak Chopra
Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity.
- Deepak Chopra
Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal.
- Deepak Chopra
I grew up with a lot of Muslim friends, and the whole idea of revelation has been a lifelong interest of mine.
- Deepak Chopra
Wall Street is broken for sure because it succumbed to greed and corruption and pure speculation with no values.
- Deepak Chopra
You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
- Deepak Chopra
In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.
- Deepak Chopra
Self-awareness is value-free. It isn't scary. It doesn't imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.
- Deepak Chopra
The world in general has meaning, deep meaning at times. This cannot be dismissed as a delusion, an artifact of chemicals.
- Deepak Chopra
There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people's potential or even enthusiasm.
- Deepak Chopra
So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction, and meaning.
- Deepak Chopra
Muhammad is more human, more self-doubting, even self-tortured at times. His story is full of adventure, intrigue, betrayal.
- Deepak Chopra
The masculine energy was about survival. The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode.
- Deepak Chopra
Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.
- Deepak Chopra
What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die.
- Deepak Chopra
I, of course, meditate for two hours every morning. It's part of my schedule; I wake up at 4 a.m. every day and I love it.
- Deepak Chopra
I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?
- Deepak Chopra
Well-being changes as we move through life, which is why a child's version of it cannot be the same as an old person's.
- Deepak Chopra
We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.
- Deepak Chopra
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
- Deepak Chopra
Preventive medicine isn't part of a physician's everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery.
- Deepak Chopra
Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.
- Deepak Chopra
We Americans sit at the head of the banquet table, as we have done for a century. Our standard of living is luxurious by any measure.
- Deepak Chopra
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
- Deepak Chopra
What gets in our way is history and culture and religion and economic conditions. It is part of the hypnosis of our social conditioning.
- Deepak Chopra
Globalism began as a vision of a world with free trade, shared prosperity, and open borders. These are good, even noble things to aim for.
- Deepak Chopra
You can't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.
- Deepak Chopra
The intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions, because quantity isn't the same as quality.
- Deepak Chopra
Self-awareness is not just relaxation and not just meditation. It must combine relaxation with activity and dynamism. Technology can aid that.
- Deepak Chopra
We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul.
- Deepak Chopra
Before a brain can register a thought, a mind must think it... every step of the way is mind over matter... We override our brains all the time.
- Deepak Chopra
Your immune cells are like a circulating nervous system. Your nervous system in fact is a circulating nervous system. It thinks. It's conscious.
- Deepak Chopra
We need to build websites with celebrity speakers who talk about the ideals of fairness, sharing, democratic cooperation, and altruism in public life.
- Deepak Chopra
In moments of transcendence, when time stands still, your biological clock will stop. The spirit is that domain of our awareness where there is no time.
- Deepak Chopra
So many things happen for every event, and if you try to manipulate it, it means you are struggling against the whole universe, and that's just silly.
- Deepak Chopra
Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery.
- Deepak Chopra
The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective - people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.
- Deepak Chopra
If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
- Deepak Chopra
It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement.
- Deepak Chopra
If insurance companies paid for lifestyle-management classes, they would save huge sums of money. We need to see that alternative medicine is now mainstream.
- Deepak Chopra
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
- Deepak Chopra
All of us are living with dogmas that we accept as truths. When one of these is overturned, there's an initial gasp, soon followed by a rush of exhilaration.
- Deepak Chopra
I like Muhammad a lot, because he's like us more than anybody else. Jesus is just so exalted, and Buddha is just so exalted, it's almost beyond our reach.
- Deepak Chopra
No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious.
- Deepak Chopra
Once you're more aware of people's needs, you can create action plans for others to follow. That way, you're responsible for your own well-being, too.
- Deepak Chopra
When I looked at the addictive qualities of video games and how they captivate people's attention, I decided to try the same technology for enhancing well-being.
- Deepak Chopra
The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.
- Deepak Chopra
Seeking can become stressful when you apply the same laws that you apply in the material world - hard work, exacting plans, driving ambition, and attachment to outcome.
- Deepak Chopra
If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can't do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.
- Deepak Chopra
You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
- Deepak Chopra
When resources become skimpy, human beings don't suddenly cooperate to conserve what's left. They fight to the last scrap for possession of a diminishing resource.
- Deepak Chopra
My own training is in the field of neuroendocrinology and I really became very fascinated many years ago with the molecules of emotion, molecules that we call neuropeptides.
- Deepak Chopra
Ultimately spiritual awareness unfolds when you're flexible, when you're spontaneous, when you're detached, when you're easy on yourself and easy on others.
- Deepak Chopra
I feel genius in great works of art. I have seen medical cures that science can't explain, some seemingly triggered by faith. The same is true of millions of other people.
- Deepak Chopra
I teach people that no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence if you just stay within your center.
- Deepak Chopra
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
- Deepak Chopra
In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.
- Deepak Chopra
Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they're all a projection of you.
- Deepak Chopra
We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
- Deepak Chopra

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