Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a medical doctor, public speaker, and author of more than 80 books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. He is regarded as a major advocate for the use of alternative medicine. Dr. Chopra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Dr. Chopra’s books have been published in more than forty three languages. His New York Times bestseller Peace Is the Way received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2005 Nautilus Awards. His latest New York Times bestsellers include What Are You Hungry For: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul, Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well Being, War of the Worldviews, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and Spiritual Solutions - Answers To Life's Greatest Problems.
Question: Whom would you like to interview, and what would you ask?
Deepak Chopra: I would like to interview Mr. [Nelson] Mandela to see how he managed to maintain his calm, his peace, his creativity and his compassion in the face of real cruelty; in the face of apartheid; in the face of hatred and injustice. Because at no time did Mr. Mandela contribute to the melodrama by adding his anger to it. And that is why he is looked upon in the world as a hero.
I’m not sure if there’s any other living person that I can think of right now that comes to that stature.
Recorded on: Aug 17, 2007