Deepak Chopra was born in 1947 in New Delhi, India, and is the author of numerous books on alternative medicine. He eventually ended up in Boston, where he began his career as a doctor, after attending the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Chopra turned to alternative medicine after becoming dissatisfied with Western medicine. Chopra founded the Chopra Center for Well Being in Carlsbad, California, in 1995, already a prolific book author. Deepak Chopra was born in New Delhi, India, on October 22, 1947. Deepak Chopra, the son of eminent cardiologist Krishnan Chopra, initially rejected his father’s career path, preferring instead to pursue a career as a journalist. However, he eventually became interested in medicine and enrolled at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in his hometown. Chopra aspired to work in Western medicine and immigrated to the United States in 1970, with only $25 in his pocket and the promise of a residency at a New Jersey hospital. Following his residency, Chopra moved to Boston, where he quickly rose through the ranks of New England Memorial Hospital’s chief of medicine.
Here are the Best 10 books of Deepak Chopra :
|THE ANGEL IS NEAR||4/5||BUY NOW|
|WALKING WISDOM||4.2/5||BUY NOW|
|SUPER BRAIN||5/5||BUY NOW|
|RETURN TO WHOLENESS||3.5/5||BUY NOW|
|EVERYDAY IMMORTALITY||3/5||BUY NOW|
|PERFECT DIGESTION||4.5/5||BUY NOW|
|THE RETURN OF MERLIN||4/5||BUY NOW|
|THE PATH TO LOVE||4/5||BUY NOW|
|YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE||5/5||BUY NOW|
|WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?||4.5/5||BUY NOW|
THE ANGEL IS NEAR
When an explosion occurs, two American soldiers are carefully inspecting a church in Kosovo for mines. However, instead of a bomb, they discover a mysterious ethereal glow. The soldiers are brought back to the United States and interrogated by army intelligence, who wonder if they were blinded by aliens. In fact, the soldiers believe they saw a divine messenger. A doctor arrives shortly after to assist a neighbor who appears to be having a heart attack. The man is already dead when the physician arrives. The Good Samaritan is inexplicably covered in blood and arrested for murder within minutes. Angels have come down to earth as messengers to try to bring peace and goodness to the world, and these strange events are linked. They will be able to spread the word of God and save the world through certain people.
In a charming new book, the Chopras present some life lessons through the eyes of a dog. “What we witnessed is play and innocence at its best,” Deepak wisely observes as his grandson Gotham engages the neighbor’s dog in a blissful game of fetch, or, as Gotham put it, “Dogs innately understand not just the desire for play but also the need.” Chopra takes us through a series of events that have an impact on the Chopra family, including a hilarious cross-country plane ride with an untrained dog, an expensive trip to Italy, and the events surrounding an elderly relative’s grave illness. Along the way, we learn the following valuable lessons from man’s best friend: “Dogs, like the universe, have no resentment. They are forgiving and growing.” Even his dog, according to the younger Chopra, was a better judge of character than he was. The only blemish is a lengthy digression into Michael Jackson’s death, which occurs while Gotham is on a bike trip in Italy and adds little to the story.
Chopra and Tanzi, a Harvard neurologist researching Alzheimer’s and genetics, examine the link between cutting-edge brain research and time-tested spiritual wisdom in their provocative new book. “A fully aware creator using the brain to its full potential is referred to as a super brain. Your brain is infinitely adaptable,” according to the authors, and this adaptability is the solution to problems ranging from anxiety and depression to memory loss; you can use your brain to reduce common aging hazards and aid in self-healing. The key is to make the most of your brain’s adaptability. The authors explain how the brain’s ability to create new neural networks allows you to change how you perceive yourself and the world by defining “habits” as “mental grooves” that rely on well-established neural networks in your brain.
RETURN TO WHOLENESS
The book’s greatest strength is the author’s reasonable, calmly intelligent voice—with his compassion for the confusion as well as the pain cancer causes, and his humility in the face of illness and health mysteries, Simon sounds like the family doctor most of us would love to have. While the book may be too general for readers who are already familiar with holistic approaches and contains little new information, it is an excellent overview for those who are being pushed to consider new healing options by cancer’s crisis.
Chopra (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, etc.) offers what he believes is the key to enlightenment in a collection of koans or sutras. Chopra explains in a brief introduction that reading and pondering each of the book’s koans can lead to higher states of consciousness and awareness. He describes such a practice as a modern version of Gyana yoga, or knowledge yoga. He claims that if one page is read every day, knowledge will gradually unfold, leading to flashes of insight. Chopra includes one koan on each page to help readers concentrate, and he advises them to relax before reading each sutra. If the meaning of the sutra is obvious right away, he encourages readers to move on to the next. However, most of the sutras are so self-evident that it’s difficult to see how they could lead to enlightenment.
Deepak Chopra (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind) continues his quest for physical and emotional well-being in Perfect Digestion: The Key to Balanced Living, which will be published by Harmony in October. Chopra, who turned to Ayurveda, the traditional Indian science of health, for a better understanding of the mind-body connection, says digestion plays a central role in our lives. He explains how the gastrointestinal tract works in a healthy state and offers advice on how to get it back to that state when it’s been compromised by imbalance or disease. The selections for the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club alternate.
THE RETURN OF MERLIN
With this oddly engaging, complex tale that grafts Arthurian legend onto a police procedural set in modern England, the bestselling holistic health guru and popularizer of Indian Ayurvedic medicine forays into fiction. The story begins in Camelot, where the evil wizard Mordred, King Arthur’s exiled son, razes the kingdom to the ground. The action then shifts to a gritty 20th-century British country town, where police detective Arthur Callum is looking into an arson and possible murder case. Arthurian figures—Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Mordred, arch rival Merlin, and others—live on through the centuries, secretly assuming the identities or occupying the souls of ordinary people, according to Chopra’s conceit, which is only partially effective. The plot includes dragons, magic, Tarot cards, sacred stone circles, the Holy Grail, Arthur’s sword, Excalibur, dreams, and spells, in addition to these royals, knights, and mystics.
THE PATH TO LOVE
Chopra’s writing career has progressed from a focus on the body and healing (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind) to overtly spiritual subjects, deftly tying bits of wisdom about life’s spiritual underpinnings to materialistic Western concerns (The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success). Here, he gently weans his readers away from what he sees as the addictive, culture-fueled belief that love can be found outside of oneself, encouraging them to focus on the inner experience of their own hearts in order to discover that true love comes from the Self, which Chopra sees as identical to God. While Chopra acknowledges the importance of psychotherapy in addressing the demons that cause low self-esteem, he believes that “”a lasting solution to whether you are deserving or not will only come spiritually.”” Chopra bravely tackles difficult subjects like attachment suffering and karma, making his discussion of the divine energy of love user-friendly by providing exercises for evaluating the hidden feelings and expectations that strangle our experiences.
YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE
The concept of a conscious universe is not new, and it has been debated for years. According to the ideas presented here, the universe is alive and exists in a state of pure consciousness, and it is alive as a “human universe.” This book delves far too deeply into science, getting far too technical on quantum physics and evolutionary processes (big bang theory), and failing to persuade readers that “we are the universe” or that the universe exists as pure consciousness. I’ve read other Chopra books, but this one was a letdown. According to Chopra and Kafataos, our purpose is to align ourselves with the cosmos’ creativity. The author provides a good overview of some fascinating phenomena in physics and the universe, which persuaded me to give the review an extra star. Some of his ideas about consciousness are intriguing to think about. But his logical leaps to support these ideas made me roll my eyes. The book is full of logical fallacies. What else would you expect from a physicist from a Christian university who has published 85 books? These people are only interested in taking your money. I’m glad I got this book for free because it’ll be used as kindling.
WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?
This book contains a wealth of useful information. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on Ayurvedic eating, and the entire second half is about mindfullness in your life, which I also enjoyed. What about weight loss? Chopra claims that if you look to your inner self to figure out why you eat out of boredom or anxiety, and then fix it, the weight will easily come off. He touches on meditation briefly, but there are better resources available. I primarily read this to support my beliefs about the foods I should consume (whole, natural)