Did you know Deepak Chopra is a renowned physician and has authored 86 books which are translated into over 43 languages?! Yes. After being cynical and disenchanted in western medicine he became interested in alternative medicine and pursued his passion for it. He became a famous name amongst Hollywood celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, and fashion designer Donna Karan and was celebrated immensely.
Deepak Chopra is known as the No.1 internationally best-selling author of numerous books. His approach towards alternative medicine was amplified by his groundbreaking books and lectures which blended physics, philosophy, eastern ideas of medicine with a practical and spiritual approach. Deepak Chopra is the recipient of the 2012 Police Athletic League Humanitarian Award, 2012 Mandala Award for Humanitarian Achievement, 2010 GOI Peace Award etc.
Doesn’t it sound interesting to read about the alternatives? Then, you are at the right place because we have curated a list of his best works:
The Angel is Near
Published in August 2000, ‘The Angel is Near’ is a fiction novel; a sequel to ‘Lords of Light.’ It is interesting to see that the book has been bylined as ‘created by Deepak Chopra’ instead of written by. The story goes back and forth between two soldiers who are inspecting an explosion at a church in Kosovo but witness an ethereal glow which they are sure is something otherworldly and a murder mystery. The odd events are connected somehow. Read the story to find out.
The Angel is Near explores various perspectives in the novel but one thing that needs to be kept in mind is that if the book is read in a linear fashion may not be easily gripped by it. Deepak Chopra has a mystifying perspective about what will happen if angels came to earth which has been set against the war-torn village. The concepts discussed in the book are confounding and have a sense of rarity to them. The story is engrossing and provides deeper meaning and wisdom.
The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
Who am I? What am I searching for? What is life? And so many other such questions have been answered in ‘The Book of Secrets.’ Deepak Chopra makes sure to satiate your hunger for the deeper meaning of life in his non-fiction book. The Book of Secrets dwells upon the mystery that life is, by blending the scientific and spiritual worlds. Every invisible secret of life has been unlocked with the intelligence of everything visible that resides in our life.
This one provides a unique experience which has been packed with a lot of ‘aha moment’ expressions. Deepak Chopra has penned down a book which will require more than just one reading to get a grasp of all the knowledge he wishes to put forth. Every chapter has been well written which offers room for vibrant discussions. Anyone who is interested to get answers to how to bring unity to life, how to remove suffering, how the universe works, what meaning life holds needs to read this book once.
Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential
Set across the blending of science and awareness, Deepak Chopra carves a masterpiece; published in 2019. Metahuman means to move beyond the limitations that our mind creates for us. In the book, Metahuman Deepak Chopra exhorts the idea of ‘you are the universe’ but does not just stop there instead transverse the readers to explore that consciousness exists beyond the physical limits of the body. Metahuman explores the realms of meta-reality, that is “everywhere, always, and everything.’’
For the hardcore cynics, Deepak Chopra has made sure to back his concepts with scientific proves such as he has made use of quantum physics and Einstein’s theory of relativity and quotes from the poet William Blake, research about mind-expanding psychedelics and so on. As gripping third dimension ideas are in the book simultaneously they are also a bit ambitious and challenging. It could be a medicine for achieving the maximum potential for some but some may find digression by the strong concepts.
Synchro Destiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles
Published in 2005, Synchrodestiny shows how coincidences are the more than mere happenings and instead hides a miraculous potential plan for us. The book has been divided into two parts- the first part explains synchrodestiny with scientific evidence, the second part discusses the ways in which the concept of synchrodestiny could be applied. Deepak Chopra with his constant effort of intermixing science with spirituality, in this book, reveals the forces that shape coincidences and how you can access the deeper flow of synchronicity.
For people who enjoy reading spiritual and books that awaken them, this is a perfect read. The book gets fun, personal and extremely knowledgeable as it moves. Deepak Chopra in his book Synchrodestiny does not stop at just theorizing the concept but goes on to suggest methods in which a person can unleash their potential to look, listen and sync with their inner self. The book is an excellent read but some parts could get a bit difficult to read for some due to the scientific references (which is the case for all his books!)
You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters
In the book ‘You are the Universe’ by Deepak Chopra, the message of the book has been cocooned in the title itself. The book offers a scientific argument that the universe (participatory universe, as referred in the book) and human consciousness is inextricably linked. Deepak Chopra’s perspective in the book is an emerging one, which claims scientifically that the world is not just some cold matter but instead term it as ‘human universe.’ You are the universe offers a relatively new paradigm for merging thoughts in physics, consciousness and reality.
This book by Deepak Chopra explores yet another powerful topic, even though the topic of ‘conscious universe’ is not a new idea, but the topic has still not been touched so much. The idea presented in the book that man’s existence changes the universe in some significant manner might be esoteric to some or maybe far-fetched to others. The arguments range over a swath of scientific material, which could be enticing for the people interested in science (physics, biology etc.)
Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide
Deepak Chopra’s ‘Perfect Health’ is for anyone who is even remotely intrigued by Ayurveda and its combination with science. For anyone wanting to know about Ayurveda, Perfect Health provides a good headstart as it makes sure to cover all the basics of the niche. From constitutional testing, dieting, Panchkarma, meditation, essential oils, doshas and so on. Dr.Chopra has included various concepts which are intriguing such as “our bodies are rivers, constantly changing… anything in the body can be changed with the flick of an intention”.
Though a very comprehensive guide on Ayurveda presented with a good summary of science, the book has one criticism i.e., at the beginning of the book, it seemed as if it is some kind of an advertising and marketing strategy of selling the various services available at his medical centre in L.A. But after that phase, the book adheres to the Ayurvedic principles and the way they could change one’s life. A complete step-by-step program of mind-body medicine tailored to individual needs. A quiz identifies the reader’s mind-body type: thin, restless Vata; enterprising, efficient Pitta; tranquil, steady Kapha; or any combination of these three.
Life After Death: The Burden of Proof
Life after Death by Deepak Chopra is a surprising, and fascinating comprehensive and holistic perspective on the afterlife. It revolves around the idea that life after death is a continuation of our experience in the physical world and that the world of spirits works parallel to us but it vibrates on a higher frequency due to which we are unable to witness it. Deepak Chopra ingeniously reconciles followers irrespective of their faith or religion and thus makes a universal point. Unfailing, Deepak Chopra leaves his touch by inculcating the concept of quantum physics into the whole situation.
With yet another staggering work, Deepak Chopra dwells upon the idea that who we are matters and what we are matters and that disposition of the soul after death is our own choice. The narration of the book could be a bit tedious because of the long sentences. But, someone who is even remotely interested to know about the life-death and afterlife cycle and is in for a ride with scientific facts, needs to read this. Life After Death is sure to bring some awareness along with scientifically backed arguments.
The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies for Healing
Like all Deepak Chopra’s books,‘The Path to Love’ also takes the route which makes you think, makes you self aware and illuminates the spiritual path of love. The book primarily could be understood as a work especially for the couples but it could be applied to any relationship in our life. It explores the seven stages of a love relationship- attraction, infatuation, courtship, intimacy, surrender, passion, and ecstasy. Deepak Chopra strategizes the book by presenting the thought that we are made to love and be completely loved and that is what we rejoice and it provides the necessary healing.
The depth of a relationship and ways to deepen it are one of the main themes in the book. The intrinsic nature to be able to understand and be understood is the basic line in the book which has been explored by spirituality. Deepak Chopra has used illustrative material from the Vedic tradition, from the poetry of Rumi and Walt Whitman to get his point across. For lovers and individuals who are committed to spiritual growth and love and anyone who seeks to better their relationship, in general, be it your family or friends it is a must-read!
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