Deepak Chopra, MD (born 1946) is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He has written more than 65 books and has worked with many celebrities since he entered a lucrative world of mind-body alternative medicine after 1981.
Here are selected Chopra quotations:
1. Make it a point to write down ideas from the simple yourself, and the fare may improve for it above shopping lists and lists of daily chores.
Let your stream of consciousness, your quieter inner voice, supply the answers. Then, after five minutes, write them down [and see to which degree] situations, circumstances, events, and people will orchestrate themselves around the answers. [Cf. Deepak Chopra]
Be happy for no reason. If you are happy for a reason, that reason can be taken from you. [Deepak Chopra, abr.]
The chatter of thoughts that run through our heads feels very different from intuition. . . . Intuition is not emotional nor is it derived from old conditioning or fear, it has a simple purity to it that is almost impersonal. - Deepak Chopra
2. The evening news is what many people are afraid of today
The current perception I get from the evening news is that the world is dominated by human failure, crime, catastrophe, corruption, and tragedy . . . [and] the human mind is mired in darkness and folly. - Deepak Chopra
You need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions. - Deepak Chopra
Terrorism . . . grows out of social conditions that are well known: poverty, social oppression [etc.] in the lives of ordinary people. - Deepak Chopra ◇
3. Great attraction may arrest breathing somewhat
The secret of attraction is to love yourself. - Deepak Chopra
So: Essential ideas may not be dispensed with without loss. But evening news may fairly often be dropped for the sake of calming the breath in deep meditaton, like TM. And ◦benefits might accrue. ⚴
Some levels - we are not all alike: Georgij Ivanovitsj Gurdjieff (1872?–1949) holds that (1) some low-levelled-yet people are often preoccupied with rituals and ceremonies and feelings. (2) Others cater to being informed about this and that, such as surfacing news over and over. However, (3) more evolved persons attune to unifications that matters. Such goings can be helped by various forms of meditation. (Riordan 1989:62-63 etc.; Riordan, in Tart 1975:301, 309-10)
Roth, Bob: 2018. Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation. New York: Simon and Schuster.
Speeth, Kathleen Riordan. 1989. The Gurdjieff Work. New York. Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam.
Tart, Charles, ed. 1977. Transpersonal Psychologies. New York: Harper Colophon.
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