June 8, 2013
Deepak in the News

My Day with Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Published by Parade.com and written by By Dr. Nancy Berk

When I was asked to help host Parade’s Twitter chat with the authors of Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream, it seemed wise to spend a day with the Chopra brothers. Actually, I spent a day reading their book– it just felt like a wonderful visit.

This double memoir by Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra, shares the insights of two devoted brothers, both wise, gifted and dedicated physicians who crossed cultural boundaries to take different paths toward success and fulfillment in America. Deepak Chopra, the older brother, would become a bestselling author and global authority on Eastern medicine. His younger brother, Sanjiv would become a world renowned medical expert and Harvard Medical School professor.

How could I not be fascinated by the book and the brothers? As a clinical psychologist, I had trained in health psychology, behavioral medicine and the mind-body connection. My early career was spent in medical centers providing psychological services to patients with chronic and end stage diseases. And while I am no longer rounding in the hospital halls, as the wife of a physician, it often feels as though family life and medicine are merged. The brothers’ journeys highlight the sacrifices and satisfaction in studying and practicing medicine, as well as the history and mysteries of the medical arts, including the tension between scholars (and sometimes siblings) from different schools of thought. Their respectful dialogue of alternating chapters highlights the importance of knowledge and intellectual flexibility.

When it comes to understanding the delicate dance between nature and nurture, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream just might be the book of the day. Steeped in tradition, it also illustrates the power of perseverance, perspective, technology, and choices. Many of the lessons from Deepak and Sanjiv’s cross-cultural story are universal.

  • What we convey to our children can be powerful.
  • Compassion is critical to our well-being.
  • The most fulfilling career is the one you love and love to study.
  • Listening is a powerful tool.
  • Families help us build success, but we can also build our own families.

The Chopra brothers may have taken different paths, but their part-artist part-detective approach to science, medicine and spirituality is a gift to the people, patients and countries they have touched. Brotherhood will make you glad you joined their family for this read.

Finf out more about the book BROTHERHOOD

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  1. Greedy Man from India

    Children are being raped. They are starving of nutrition in India. Why is he in the U.S. He needs to be in his home country helping his people. Mother Theresa went to help people. What is he doing here besides racking in loads of money. Chopra if you really care about people show it. You offer classes that the average person could not afford it. Why are you so greedy? To have a roof over your head should be enough. Who are you to steal people blindly? You have no moral values. Stop helping the wealthy. They can pay for whatever they need. help those who are really in need. Like MOTHER Theresa. Your heart is not Love but pure stone greed. You are a FAKE. Show your heart. LET GO OF THE MONEY. Go where you are needed. Go back to India. Live there and help them. You have deserted them. If all the Indian doctors would go back to help, you could end a lot of misery. Your men need help in India. Stop raping the babies! They could use your healing. Go home Man. Leave America. You are just one more greedy person. Another Mr. Slick. Stop selling your wares. Stop giving false hope. You charge a high price for your greed. I am so tired of people like you. WOLVES IN SHEEP`S CLOTHING.

  2. another scam

    He is greedy. He should not live so richly. He is not a saint. He is a robber

  3. elan sun star

    PS. Deepak`s foreward on Dean radin`s new book "Supernormal" is astoundingly insightful as all of Deepak`s work is. be sure to read that foreward on the link on this Chopra newsletter. Be certain to read that as well and ejoy... http://www.scribd.com/doc/146889360/Supernormal-by-Dean-Radin#.UcNUauBcLjw

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