Life Through The Eyes Of Inspirational Deepak Chopra
By Sandhya Agrawal
“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
An AIIMS alumnus, Deepak Chopra left his home country with just $25 in his pocket and with the assistance of residence at a New Jersey hospital. With his constant efforts, Chopra was promoted as the chief of medicine at the New England Memorial Hospital. Here, as an avid observer, Chopra was disenchanted with western medicine and its dependency on prescription medications.
After that, Chopra read a book on transcendental medicine that has shaped his life and his work. Following a meeting with transcendental meditational guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Chopra left the New England Memorial Hospital and opened a firm dealing in alternative products, such as herbal teas and oils named as Maharishi Ayurveda Products International. Chopra helped to supervise the development and became prominent over the years of many associated hospitals.
Back at the beginning of the 1990s Chopra broke out of the Maharishi and moved to California where he became Executive Director of the Sharp Institute for Human Potential and Mind/Body Medicine.
The Media Touch
In June 1999, Time magazine named Chopra the poet-prophet of alternative medicine and named him one of the Top 100 Heroes of the Centuries. Besides, he was an amigo of the legendary pop star Michael Jackson, and Chopra even came to the Oprah Winfrey Show frequently. Moreover, throughout his career, he was heavily active in the music industry where he worked with a host of musicians ranging from Madonna to Dace Stewart of the Eurythmics band of the 1980s.
Laddering Up to Become the Best-Selling Author
Chopra became globally popular during the 90s. The first book, Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine, released in 1989, revealed him as a decent seller. In 1993, however, his release, “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind,” earned Chopra full-fledged status and sold over a million hardcover copies alone.
To Chopra, we will find the answers internally to our wellbeing and satisfaction. His voice resonated with the broader community. A total of 91 books, including fourteen best-sellers such as The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, were published by Chopra in various languages. Chopra has contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post as a frequent columnist.
The Personal Life
Chopra got married to Rita in 1970. Here, the Chopras have two grownups and three grandchildren, and they currently reside in Manhattan.
Deepak Chopra has led the meditation movement in the West over the last 30 years. He has recently published his 91st book, Complete Meditation. It provides the physical, behavioural, emotional, connections and moral advantages that such an activity can bring to full discovery and reinterpretation. In addition to 16 million people who follow his in-depth teachings through social media, he is associated with Lady Gaga’s life and the Dalai Lama.
“You must be independent, concentrated and imaginative if you want to excel. Success is the gradual realization of dignified goods or goods which enhance and relieve the condition of humanity. He advises always to be centred so you can be creative and not live at the mercy of every critic.” Deepak Chopra