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Deepak Chopra : An Indian-American author

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An Indian-American author Deepak Chopra was born October 22, 1946, and an alternative medicine advocate. Being the most prominent figure in the New Age movement, his books and videos have made him one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine. His concepts of quantum healing have been proclaimed as technobabble  – "incoherent babbling strewn with scientific terms" which drives those who actually understand physics "crazy" and as "redefining Wrong".

He was very much influenced by Whitman's poem O SUN OF REAL PEACE -


O SUN of real peace! O hastening light!

O free and ecstatic! O what I here, preparing, warble


O the sun of the world will ascend, dazzling, and take

his height—and you too, O my Ideal, will surely


O so amazing and broad—up there resplendent, dart-

ing and burning!

O vision prophetic, stagger'd with weight of light! with

pouring glories!

O lips of my soul, already becoming powerless!

O ample and grand Presidentiads! Now the war, the

war is over!

New history! new heroes! I project you!

Visions of poets! only you really last! sweep on! sweep


O heights too swift and dizzy yet!

O purged and luminous! you threaten me more than I

can stand!

(I must not venture—the ground under my feet men-

aces me—it will not support me:

O future too immense,)—O present, I return, while yet

Followed by which Chopra had also studied medicine in India before emigrating in 1970 to the US, where he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology. As a well-licensed physician, in 1980 he became chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH).

In 1993, Chopra gained fame after he was interviewed about his books on The Oprah Winfrey Show. 

How in 1996, he co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing?

Deepak says that a person may attain "perfect health", a condition "that is free from disease, that never feels pain", and "that cannot age or die".Keenly observing the human body as undergirded by a "quantum mechanical body" composed not of matter but of energy and information, he confesses that "human aging is fluid and changeable; it can speed up, slow down, stop for a time, and even reverse itself," as determined by one's state of mind.

He concluded that his practices can also treat chronic diseases.

His thoughts on Yoga and Meditation

In month of May 1991, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a blissful article by Chopra and two others on Ayurvedic medicine and TM. Several experts on meditation and traditional Indian medicine criticized JAMA for accepting the "shoddy science" of the original article.


When Deepak published his book, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind (1993), he was unfortunately sued for copyright infringement by Robert Sapolsky for having used a chart displaying information on the endocrinology of stress. 

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