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Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)
Learn about Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center's Super Brain dietary supplement - Ayurvedic Brain Support NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy...

Ten Poems to Change Your Life

Ten Poems to Change Your Life
ABOUT THE BOOK: This is a dangerous book. Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain...

Joyful Wisdom

Joyful Wisdom
ABOUT THEBOOK: Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first...

Book Of Secrets

Book Of Secrets
2005 Nautilus Book Award Grand Prize Winner! New York Times Best Seller! Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets...

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)
“God is an empty term except through the revelations of all the saints, prophets, and mystics of history. They exist to plant the seeds of spirituality as a direct experience rather than a...

NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)

NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)
Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges ( AUDIOBOOK Available )  "Great advice directly from the master on virtually any subject, it just doesn't get any better...

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)
BROTHERHOOD Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream DEEPAK & SANJIV CHOPRA   “BROTHERHOOD is an uplifting account of sibling affection and success, and of the promise and infinite...

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui
ABOUT THE BOOK: Feng Shui is the ancient oriental art of enhancing and harmonizing the flow of energy in your surroundings.  Over the last twenty years, Karen Kingston has pioneered the study...

Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)

Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)
ABOUT THIS BOOK Leadership is the most crucial choice one can make—it is the decision to step out of darkness into the light.      Bestselling author and spiritual guide Deepak Chopra invites...

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May 12 2013

Brotherhood - Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra

Category:  Relationships

Writing a double memoir was uncharted territory for us. We had no model to follow. When two people write together, they combine their voices as one. Why didn’t we? Deepak could have controlled himself and not bossed his little brother around (he promised). Sanjiv knows how to hold his own and stick out a gentle elbow when in danger of being pushed out of the nest.
Brotherhood - Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra
Instead, we chose this novel way of presenting the story of our lives, because it proved more exciting for us and, we hope, for the reader. One brother is free to tell how he remembers early days in Jabalpur and Shillong, seeing through his set of eyes memories, nostalgia, denial, and fantasy. Then a second viewpoint is offered. The facts, as it were, don’t change. A big colonial house in Jabalpur where our father saw a stream of patients every day and our mother quietly fed the poorest ones is what it is. Facts are no more than the seed of a memoir. It was better to let each brother sow his own seedlings, free to let the past unfold in its own peculiar way. We didn’t look at each other’s chapters along the way. There were no arguments over who was right.

Another reason to write as separate voices came from our publisher, who felt that beyond the Chopra brothers lay the larger world of immigration and the American dream. The two of us chose to leave India with no money or property except the intellectual property of a medical school diploma and some dreams. Not many Americans were aware of Indian immigration in the Seventies, much less an “Indian diaspora.” They were focused on their own troubles, for one thing, especially the Vietnam conflict that created a severe doctor shortage and opened the door for two young foreigners to practice medicine here. The general view, to be blunt, was that foreign doctors were necessary but not welcome.
India didn’t want us to leave, either. The government had banned the written examination that a doctor needed to pass before America would grant a work visa. Only a pittance was allowed to be exchanged into dollars for travel abroad. There was a much deeper resistance at work, however. India is a mother culture that actually mothers, that holds its children tight and very reluctantly lets go. As young — and eager to prove ourselves — as we were, we heard tears being shed behind us at the Delhi airport, and not just by our parents. Our choice to step away made us neither fully Indian nor fully American. We had seized a double fate.

At birth, a pair of identical twins shares the same genes, but by the time they turn seventy, their genetic profiles are dramatically unalike. The actual DNA hasn’t changed, but its activity has, rising and falling, recombining thousands of on-off switches. This divergence happened to us, only it was a set of cultural genes that we shared. As you will see, our lives took drastically different paths. Deepak played a major role in bringing Indian spirituality and the medical tradition of Ayurveda to the West. Sanjiv continued on the path of Western medicine to become a professor at Harvard Medical School. There have been times, frankly, when we wondered whether we understood each other’s reality. Such is the fascination and pain of beginning so close.

Today a double fate is more common than ever. By current estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 20 percent of Americans have at least one parent who was born abroad. The fabric of America has changed, bringing mixed feelings on all sides. So a double memoir made sense for the Chopra brothers. Doubleness remains true for us forty years on, piling up richness and loss, consternation and clarity. Like everyone else, we can look back on lives unlived. The life we did live feels symbolic, however. Brotherhood is universal. A self gets built, two selves find an orbit around each other, a society absorbs them into a collective fabric that is never the same tomorrow as it was yesterday. We wanted to share our journey with everyone who is building a self in the same complex and oft en mysterious way.

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  • Just ordered the audiobook version and wait day by day for this gem. How we all love this creativity and richness. Thank you again.

    elan star // 2013-05-12 00:24:53 // //
  • I would like the online version of Brotherhood if possible . It seems very interesting.

    Ritu Menon // 2013-06-02 23:39:22 // //

 

 

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  • WHEN IT WILL BECOME A BARGAIN BOOK OR CLEARANCE BOOK WILL BUY IT,.,, THANKS .. THANKS..

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  • need to make a movie .. indian or western director

    Jyoti M Pai-Prabhu // 2013-06-03 08:16:47 // //
  • Best book

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  • ...I#am going to get it now....

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  • I have it via kindle edition

    Rev-Ariel Asriel // 2013-06-03 01:39:12 // //
  • This a New book!

    Patricia Borrero // 2013-06-02 23:53:22 // //
  • I Love It! Chopra !!!!

    Patricia Borrero // 2013-06-02 23:50:25 // //
  • I love it :*

    Mária Tóth // 2013-06-02 23:39:47 // //
  • I would like the online version of Brotherhood if possible . It seems very interesting.

    Ritu Menon // 2013-06-02 23:39:22 // //
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  • I want this, please ...

    Rosaly Malucelli // 2013-06-02 21:09:09 // //
  • I'm not quite half-way through, ad I'm enjoying every word!

    Teresa Hensley Stuart // 2013-06-02 21:05:02 // //
  • congratulations

    Norma Laura Maqueda Amador // 2013-06-02 20:56:38 // //
  • Great.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-06-02 20:54:21 // //
  • Enjoying the book immensely.

    Linda Haskell-Roberts // 2013-06-02 20:30:27 // //
  • Sure will get it.

    Vilma Elizabeth Olivera // 2013-06-02 20:15:02 // //
  • I have it and love the book.

    Pam Kolber Zicca // 2013-06-02 20:13:48 // //
  • so excited!

    Mantras and Mahalos // 2013-06-02 20:09:12 // //
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    turmeric // 2013-05-13 08:03:29 // //
  • Looking forward to Reading it. He is an awesome Physician. I am forfortunate to have someone like him as my Dr.

    Ariela Kohen Marshall // 2013-05-13 03:26:32 // //
  • can't wait

    Karen Ramsumair // 2013-05-12 22:44:11 // //
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  • You are great!

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  • Looking forward to get it. Ordered in India. Hope I get it soooooon

    Sheela Tilak // 2013-05-12 16:21:16 // //
  • Looking forward to reading it.

    Eileen Madigan // 2013-05-12 16:06:26 // //
  • (Y)

    Mema Devi // 2013-05-12 13:25:28 // //
  • Tusi g8 oh ji ...children, brother, friends...wide extended hands. wow!!

    Sangeeta Narang // 2013-05-12 12:44:19 // //
  • cant wait to read it! thanks Deepak!

    LeLinda Bourgeois // 2013-05-12 12:43:32 // //
  • Amazing.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-05-12 12:39:10 // //
  • I've loved everything you write Deepak and will certainly add this to my collection.

    Jenni P Parker Brown // 2013-05-12 12:06:44 // //
  • Que bueno, única oportunidad de realizar un libro de esa forma , con una persona tan cercana y amada como es un hermano...FELICIDADES!!! CONGRATULATIONS

    Tarsila Peña Blas // 2013-05-12 12:05:30 // //
  • nice...

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  • please pray for me. Romanien use the magia ore security metod like in princess Diana.

    Cincan Gabriela // 2013-05-12 12:03:00 // //
  • Just ordered the audiobook version and wait day by day for this gem. How we all love this creativity and richness. Thank you again.

    elan star // 2013-05-12 00:24:53 // //