“Enlightenment” guru, Deepak Chopra, paying us a visit tomorrow

We’re hearing less and less about sin these days. Many people’s concept of “God”AAAA involves some type of hazy, New Age energy source who is supposedly eagerly awaiting to assist us in reaching our highest worldly potential. Sin is now considered by many to be an “old-school” concept that damages self-esteem.

I was reading in our daily newspaper today (yes, I’m one of the dwindling few who still subscribe) and I noticed an article which said renowned alternative medicine advocate, Dr. Deepak Chopra,  will be visiting our fair city of Rochester, New York tomorrow. Neo-Hindu Chopra has authored more than 80 books and was a frequent and popular guest on the “Oprah” show.

A proponent of self-enlightenment, Chopra once said, “There is no holy life. There is no war between good and evil. There is no sin and no redemption. None of these things matter to the real you. But they all matter hugely to the false you, the one who believes in the separate self. You have tried to take your separate self, with all its loneliness and anxiety and pride, to the door of enlightenment. But it will never go through, because it is a ghost.” Chopra will be speaking to a sold-out auditorium at Nazareth College, a private Roman Catholic institution.

Of course, you don’t have to buy Chopra’s books to get your dose of self-enlightenment therapy without any mention of sin and redemption. Trinity Broadcasting Network, right on your cable TV, has several “preachers” who don’t mention sin and write books about achieving “Your Best Life Now.”

“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” – 2 Timothy 4:3-5

Deepak Chopra, pioneer in alternative medicine, at Nazareth


15 thoughts on ““Enlightenment” guru, Deepak Chopra, paying us a visit tomorrow

  1. This is truly sad. Those who fail to warn the people of the earthly and eternal consequences of sin, will have to give an account for “sugarcoating” the Word of God. Personally, I don’t want the blood of any person, that I failed to warn, on my hands. Thanks you for standing for the truth, Tom.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Marques! 50 years ago sin was concept understood by most everyone…no longer. People today think, “Why accept a Savior when there is nothing to be saved from?”


  2. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around this. Not belonging to the Catholic faith or truly understanding much of it, I am shocked that they are promoting such a thing. Sin is still very prevalent in the world as you are aware.I totally agree with Caroline on this. Thank you Tom for opening our eyes to what is happening out there.

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    1. It’s telling that the 1100-seat auditorium was sold out. People are chasing after something to fulfill their lives but, please, keep that “Jesus” talk to yourself!

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  3. I actually heard Deepak Chopra talk in Larry King live a few years back. He was in a debate panel alongside John MacArthur and seriously, it boggles my mind how people are buying his “enlightened” subjective statements. Personally, they sound like rubbish. (God took me out of the New Age movement too.)

    1. Thanks, MC. I actually pulled up the same You Tube clip you provided immediately after reading your prior comment and watched the segments with MacArthur, who I admire quite a bit, and Chopra. Yes, a debate between Chopra and Zacharias would be interesting but I am very disappointed with Zacharias because of his ecumenism:





      1. Ravi Zacharias is careful when it comes to confronting Catholics actually. He quotes G.K. Chesterton (who was Catholic) quite a bit when he goes to colleges. It would be self defeating for him to call out Catholicism when he borrows from one of their apologists.

        As engaging as Ravi might sound, every believer is prone to having a blind spot. John MacArthur himself said in one of his q&a’s that it is ok to receive the mark of the beast when the bible clearly says not to. I eventually got over that and pressed forward to look at his firm stance in evangelicalism. Billy Graham himself said he believes people, whether they are conscious of it or not be they in other faiths are saved… That right there is a true statement of universalism/ecumenism which contradicts Jesus’ statement that HE is the only way.

        I just thought it would be an interesting match since they both hail from the same country 🙂

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      2. Yep, I know Billy Graham sought the support of local Catholic churches when he staged crusades. When Catholics came forward at the “altar call” they were referred to Catholic workers. Many evangelicals aren’t aware of that. Yes, I’ve also heard Graham support universalism on the same You Tube videos you probably watched. Needless to say, as an ex-Catholic, I’m very disappointed in Zacharias’s and Graham’s ecumenism. I don’t put any preacher on a pedestal but the brouhaha over MacArthur’s remark is dwarfed by Z’s and G’s compromising of the Gospel.


        Don’t get me wrong, I think a Chopra-Zacharias debate would be very interesting, until Ravi started quoting Aquinas and St. JPII.

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      3. I myself am an ex-Catholic and familiar with the ecumenical movement. I agree about MacArthur’s “damning” remark being eclipsed by those two but it only goes to show the fallibility of any man and people who are pastors and apologists are certainly not exempt… but worse of all is the Pope being touted by the Catholic Church as infallible. Let us march on to with the goal to snatch sincere but misguided believers of Christ still entangled in the web of erroneous Catholic dogma!

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