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 Deepak Chopra Wisdom Quotes

A collection of inspirational quotes & sayings by Deepak Chopra, a medical doctor and contemporary writer on spirituality, synchronicity, holistic integrative medicine and Ayurveda.


Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.
It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there -
buried under the 50,000 thoughts
the average person thinks every day.

Human beings are made of body, mind and spirit.
Of these, spirit is primary,
for it connects us to the source of everything,
the eternal field of consciousness.

It takes no effort to love.
The state has its own innate joy.
Questions answer themselves if you are aware enough.
Life is safe;
flowing with the current of being is the simplest way to live.
Resistance never really succeeds.
Controlling the flow of life is impossible.

Pay attention to that unchanging part of yourself.
It is perfect.
At the source of life, and only there,
one finds peace, harmony,
and the undisturbed contentment of bliss.

Each of us is here to discover our true Self,,,
that essentially we are spiritual beings
who have taken manifestation in physical form,,,
that we're not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences,,,
that we're spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences.

We forget sometimes that there are saints living among us.
When we meet them, we are reminded, not just of the presence
of pure divinity right here on earth, but also of our own potential,
and of the responsibility we have to try to live up to it ~
for our own sakes and for the very future of this planet.

Just by being ourselves we are borne toward a destiny
far beyond anything we could imagine.
It is enough to know that the being I nourish inside me
is the same as the Being that suffuses every atom of the cosmos.

Relaxation is the prerequisite
for that inner expansion that allows a person
to express the source of inspiration and joy within.

As you embrace the present
and become one with it, and merge with it,
you will experience a fire, a glow,
a sparkle of ecstasy throbbing in every sentient being.
As you begin to experience this exultation of spirit
in everything that is alive, as you become intimate with it,
joy will be born within you,
and you will drop the terrible burdens of defensiveness,
resentment, and hurtfulness...
then you will become lighthearted, carefree, joyous, and free.

When the human organism
is discharging its negative experience efficiently,
the mind is empty of past or future concerns;
there is no worry, anticipation, or regret.
This means that the mind is left open to Being,
the simplest state of awareness.

Ecstasy carries you completely outside your ego boundaries.
In ecstasy you know yourself as cosmic ego,
unbounded in time and space.

Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit
that was yours at birth and that can be yours again.
That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness
with the world around you, is still within you.

Inner silence promotes clarity of mind;
It make us value the inner world;
It trains us to go inside
To the source of peace and inspiration
When we are faced with problems and challenges.

The first spiritual law of success
is the law of pure potentiality.
This law is based on the fact that we are, in our essential state,
pure consciousness.
Pure consciousness is pure potentiality;
it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity.
Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence.
Being infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy.
Other attributes of consciousness are
pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, invincibility,
simplicity, and bliss.
This is our essential nature.
Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality.

Just as light brightens darkness,
discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort.
This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony
in everything you do.

Losing touch with spirit
does nothing to the field of creativity, which is beyond harm;
but it can do much to damage a person's chance in life.

With spirit we are all children of the cosmos;
Without it we are orphaned and adrift.

On the path to love,
impossibilities are resolved by turning non-love into love.
With spiritual growth comes new creative potential,
leading to the realization that you are pure potential,
able to fill any creative impulse.

Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness
and the progressive realization of worthy goals.
Success is the ability to fulfill your desires with effortless ease.
And yet success, including the creation of wealth,
has always been considered to be a process that requires hard work
and it is often considered to be at the expense of others.
We need a more spiritual approach to success and to affluence
which is the abundant flow of all good things to you.

The less you open your heart to others,
the more your heart suffers.

In our imaginations we believe that love is apart from us.
Actually there is nothing but love, once we are ready to accept it.
When you truly find love, you find yourself.

This is a precious moment, but it is transient.
It is a little parenthesis in eternity.

If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love,
we will create abundance and joy for each other.
And then this moment will have been worthwhile.

Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra, M.D., (born 1947 in New Delhi, India) is a medical doctor and popular contemporary writer in the United States, teaching spirituality, meditation, yoga, integrative medicine and Ayurveda. He claims Hinduism as his main influence, specifically the teachings of Vedanta and the Bhagavad Gita.

For more information about Deepak Chopra, visit The Chopra Center.