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Initial post: Apr 9, 2006 8:46:16 AM PDT
azizi says:
He has been associated with the "latest fad religions" from Sufism to Kabbalah today. If anything he has ever written piques your interest, find books on the same topic by other authors. His viewpoints are too basic to give you any substance at all. You'll walk away feeling you've learned nothing at all, even if you have zero knowledge on the subject. He is just an opportunist who sells books based on trends.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2006 10:53:53 AM PDT
shady lady says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2006 1:49:08 PM PDT
TruthSeeker says:
You are SO correct. He is appalling!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2006 6:11:50 PM PDT
dervishtoast says:
He is worse than appalling. I can't even think of a worse and more venal huckster of 'spiritual materialism', and they are a dime a dozen. He is truly a horrible person, writer and he expounds on subjects he has no real knowledge of at all. He reduces these great Traditions to infomercial sleaze for a quick buck and a pat on the ass from Oprah. Chopra reduces these concepts to the deservedly ridiculous with his 1 mm deep treatment, which turns off people who might really benefit from and contribute to their understanding from the REAL, original sources! If you want to study Qabalah, read Israel Regardie or someone who honestly taught and practiced it, not this slick new age con man. Or even read Alan Moore's 'Promethea', or at least the 'Zohar' or 'Kabala Denudata' or read a telephone book ! A telephone book will teach you more about the Qabalah than Chopra will in the million throw away books his PR machine and ghost writers will eventually churn out. Deepak Chopra is a detestable fraud and anti-evolutionary agent. To let his poison inside you is positively suicidal!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2008 3:53:10 PM PDT
M. Hotz says:
"latest fad religions"....Sufism to Kabbalah? Say what you want about Deepak Chopra, but really, Sufism and Kabbalah are pretty ancient aspects of Islam and Judaism. I hardly think they should be referred to as "fad" religions.

Posted on Aug 3, 2009 12:18:56 PM PDT
zydeholic says:
yes, but they get recycled in fads, and DC seems to be right there. I'm tired of these hucksters. Andrew Weil is another. They make their living on selling books. They have to generate a new book, so they see what they can mine from popular culture, and rely on their marketed reputation.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009 1:39:02 PM PDT
Chophra has a 2.5 million dollar house in California, and drives a Jaguar and charges $25,000 per seminar. Materialism is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad he says.

http://www.skepdic.com/chopra.html

Posted on Feb 21, 2010 6:12:52 AM PST
Erinn Tanner says:
At the beginning of my spiritual development, as I was tearing myself away from the walls of catholicism.. I found his books really helpful and clarifying...as I progressed through my journey, I've watched with disappointment as Deepak has become someone else. I still believe in his original message, but the man has gotten lost in $$$$$. I'm sorry for him. I revered him at one time, but now, even as I sit here, a lowly but enlightened Yoga teacher, I am no longer interested in anything he may currently have to say. His days are gone. The purity that once was, is soiled. AN I-PHONE DEEPAK???....you really want to break my heart don't you? First, it was the phone calls i got from the Deepak Center i Cali..stalking me because I'm a yoga teacher and they wanted me to come to their luxury "Yoga" training for the bargain price of like 4 grand, I may be low balling that amount....i explained to each caller, that i would be a great teacher for Deepak, but i can't afford that kind of price tag...i got a blank stare for an answer. I could see it through the phone. It was clearly all about getting the money and i was disappointed and it's been downhill since then. I saw the commercial he did with Tara Stiles. Wow. Way to go straight yuppy. Sorry for the label. But come on.
Namaste~~~
ErinnEarth

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2010 11:13:35 AM PDT
zydeholic says:
ANY....EVERY....Hindu or Hindu-lineage "spiritual" teacher is about money. Religion has been an industry there for millenia.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010 5:03:16 PM PDT
I'm sorry but Deepak Chopra seems like the current reincarnation of L Ron Hubbard. You cannot find spiritualism inside the covers of a book because it is in your heart and mind, you have to find it in yourself. If someone attempts to sell you spiritualism be suspicious. Perhaps I'm wrong and Deepak is giving away all his money to the poor and sick and he needs that Jag to visit them.

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 3:42:55 AM PDT
Rustygecko says:
Deepack Chopra worked for years for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as one of his assistants for years, so he learned scamming the masses in the name of pseudo-religion from the master. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi amassed a 2 billion dollar fortune out of TM. Chopra will also make a lot of money. There are lots of mugs out there and he has his master's business model to follow.

Posted on May 26, 2011 7:11:32 PM PDT
Follow the teachers and in some circumstances you can trace many of them back to people like L R Hubbard. In Chopra's case this is not true, his teacher was the Maharishis Mahesh Yogananda who created TM, or rather a psuedo meditation that is no more effective than a brief nap. No science to back it up, or better yet, good science, just poorly written scientific journal articles designed to confuse and obfuscate the facts. Depak has learned his lesson well. I would say at the very least he is a pure huckster, at the worst a Narcissistic individual who exploits peoples desire for spiritual security that may be non-existent.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2011 2:34:32 AM PDT
Rustygecko says:
Couple of points. What are the "old previously unknown and unaccepted gospels" to which you refer? Secondly how do you think that Chopra finds manages to integrate his own teaching and his opulent life-style?

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 9:43:09 AM PDT
A Nabi says:
Deepak Chopra is certainly a word huckster con-artist... the reason he gets away with mixing math and physics terms in order to make his blather "fact"? Easy, most people are ignorant, stupid or both... but if the chumps want to give him their money, so be it... fleecing the dumb masses is how civilization was built.

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 9:10:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 26, 2011 9:12:34 AM PDT
I have spent nearly $10,000 with Chopra. I will say the people who attend are beautiful people. I signed up for the mediation instructorship and through interactions with David Ji and staff found that they don't operate from the heart, they don't really care about your life once they have the money. After these issues and some financial issues due to the real estate market I have tried to get a refund and to this point nothing. If I don't get a refund, will put together a video of the many issues that occurred due to my Deepak Chopra experience and the over promise and under deliver approach I have experienced. Also Max Simon the son of David Simon sold me on his getselfcentered business consulting and did not get what he promised and that was expensive. We will see if either will do what is right?

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 9:13:43 AM PDT
Vipassana is FREE or donate to it and is from the heart....suggest going here and not putting millions in false gurus who want fame more than change of lives.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 2:26:41 AM PDT
yugkoot says:
More about Chopra fallacies, here:

http://bhikkhublog.blogspot.com/2008/03/deepak-chopras-buddha.html

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 10:12:35 AM PST
Also brings to mind the abraham hicks empire...greed takes over and spirit leaves..I am appalled to hear from the hicks themselves that they refuse to give to charity because the starving kids and the abused cause it all unto themselves as they obviously dont use the hicks law of attraction....

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2014 2:21:23 PM PST
NOT "any" and "every." Your message is well taken, but not altogether true.

I also detest the rampant new age commercialism, materialism, and money making in the name of spiritual elevation. Nevertheless, to smear an entire religion's teachers and followers is simply not intelligent examination.

Posted on May 1, 2014 12:54:21 PM PDT
Jo Boutet says:
My own suspicions began when Deepak joined up with Oprah. I can no longer take him serously now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2014 6:57:12 AM PDT
Excellent observation. Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2014 7:05:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 1, 2014 7:10:00 AM PDT
Thank you very much, Vincent! If you did the video, I would love to see it and help distribute it. I am having an interesting experience having registered for a Max Simon $5,000 three day VIP seminar It begins at 4 PM on a Thursday night and ends at 5 PM on SATURDAY(not Sunday). I counted 48 hours, including eating and sleeping time. Please let me know where you are with this. What happened? Or didn't happen?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2014 7:13:45 AM PDT
To Robert J. Levay:

I believe you are onto something. Deepak is a good fit as the current reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard. Must be he needs the Jag to visit the poor. I appreciate all you have written.
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