In conversation with

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

7 Questions



11:38 min

Looking at life from a different prism


They say, look you have to look at the world through a different prism. You have to change your whole prism through which you view your own life, is a broad theme. The second broad theme is that if you were able to do that, you will have unmeasurable benefits for the body. Dr. Chopra is an expert in talking about the body, and Sadhguru, as well for the mind because how you experience life is who you are. And then that creates a ripple effect because it makes you good people and then you can create a good planet. So that’s theme number two. And then theme number three is, to do that, you have to do a whole lot of things. This is not just something that happens easily. You have to go through a lot of rigorous discipline and you need science and technology to get there essentially. And that science and technology comes from yoga, different forms of yoga, different forms of inner engineering and self-inquiry, self-knowledge, self-discipline. So there’s many, many things. So these are the broad themes. Has your own thinking changed? You both have been talking about variations of this topic for a very long time. Could you just tell us, has that changed a lot?  

4:52 min

What is a leap of faith?


So what is the leap of faith, that you go from this perspective of thinking and thoughts, to we don’t belong to anyone, we are not identified with any instrument, with any sort of localness.   

21:21 min

What are the barriers in the path of devotion?


Dr. Chopra, you have spoken about the different forms of yoga. The RajaYoga, the PapaYoga, the path of devotion. And we know that’s been spoken about in the Gita. So what’s so difficult? What is the barrier? That people haven’t seen it yet. It seems obvious on one level, and it’s very difficult to grasp on the other? Could you just talk to us about it?  

2:13 min

If you had 10 billion dollars to spend on scientific exploration or giving experiences to people, where would you spend it?


So, let’s wrap up this segment of the discussion. If you had 10 billion dollars to spend on scientific exploration or giving experiences to people to get their own path of realization, where would you spend it? Both of you?  

0:43 min

What is success?


What’s your definition of success?  

3:43 min

What advice would you give Angela Merkel?


What advice would you give Angela Merkel today? Compassion or sovereignty?  

2:53 min

What is a saying or an affirmation that we could all use in our everyday lives?


If there are, there is a saying or an affirmation, that we could all use in our everyday lives, as we all progress in our quest, whatever that quest is. What would that be? What would you advise to each one of us?