Friday, December 25, 2009

Book Review of a Best Seller From Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra Best selling best seller non fiction spiritual book on seven apiritual laws of success

Best Seller Book: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Best Seller Author: Deepak Chopra

Book Type: Non Fiction, Spiritual

Hello, it's good to be back after 2 weeks of work. Yes, I do have a full time job.I am so glad, I managed to find sometime and read a book in the meanwhile.This time I wanted to write a  book review on a best selling non fiction book related to spirituality, but also wanted to relate it's teachings to creating wealth and manifesting our desires.
 So I guess, I attracted the right book to me :) I also decided to answer some questions regarding this book and it's concept, which I found on various forums. Hope you guys like it. I also encourage you to visit Deepak Chopra's site and go through some of Chopra's best selling books.

In this best seller, Deepak Chopra has taken some of the age old Vedic Indian philosopies and expressed them in a very simplified manner.This book is very helpful, for people who are not accustomed to reading about spirituality or people interested in learning only about how to have better life and create wealth.

According to the book success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. Success is the ability to fulfill our desires with effortless ease. And yet success, including the creation of wealth, has always been considered a process that requires hard work, and it is often considered to be at the expense of others. We need a more spiritual approach to success and to affluence, which is the abundant flow of all good things to us. With the knowledge and practice of spiritual law, we put ourselves in harmony with nature and create with carefreeness, joy and love. True success is the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity within us. It is the perception of divinity wherever we go, in whatever we perceive--in the eyes of a child, in the beauty of a flower, in the flight of a bird. When we begin to experience our life as the miraculous expression of divinity--not occasionally, but all the time--then we will know the true meaning of success.

Now let's go over The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success mentioned in the book and some of the related questions

1) The Law of Pure Potentiality
 Q: How do we realize our true nature, that Deepak Chopra talks about in his best selling book Seven Spiritual Laws of success?

Ans: Do not try to define your true nature, but try to realise it. Realization is a slow, but enjoyable process.One way is through the daily practice of silence, meditation and non-judgment. Spending time with nature will also give you access to the qualities inherent in the field: infinite creativity, freedom and bliss. Gradually you will come to realize that we all are in fact pure consciouness.

2) The Law of Giving
Q: I have heard there is immense power in giving. I have heard quotes saying give before you receive, but I am unable to practice it.

Ans: We are nothing just pools of energy. In fact , everything around you in the manifested universe is just energy , vibrating at different frequencies. Now imagine the human body as a conduit or a channel through which the this energy flows. When we try to hoard anything, we might attract it for a while, but then, it begins to coagulate like blood.This is because, like the blood needs to flow to give us life, we must give, to keep receiving. By giving we open up channels for the life energy to flow to and through us.By hoarding we squeeze those channels. It's not always necessary to give money, we can even give a smile that can make someone's day brighter :)

3) The Law of Karma (or Cause and Effect)

Q: How do we get bad karma? How can we get rid of it?

Ans: "Karma" is both action and the consequence of that action; it is cause and effect simultaneously, because every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in kind. So, if you do good, in thought and action you accumulate good karma,otherwise the opposite.
We can transmute our bad karma by bringing awareness into our deeds. You have to step back and listen to your heart, about the possible consequences of your action. If it feels good, the go ahead, else you need to introspect, whether the action is going to harm or benefit anyone.
If you do this on a regular basis, then you are making full use of this law. The more you bring your choices into the level of your conscious awareness, the more you will make those choices which are spontaneously correct--both for you and those around you.

4) The Law of Least Effort
Q: How do I start using the power the Law of least effort.
Ans: The first step is decide. You have to consciously decide that you are going to use this law and it's principles.
Here are the principles:
a) Acceptance- Make a commitment that today I will accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur. This means I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be.
b) Responsibility-This means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself. This allows you the ability to have a creative response to the situation as it is now. All problems contain the seeds of opportunity, and this awareness allows you to take the moment and transform it to a better situation or thing
c)Defenselessness- his means that you have relinquished the need to convince or persuade others of your point of view. If you relinquish this need you will in that relinquishment gain access to enormous amounts of energy that have been previously wasted.

5) The Law of Intention and Desire

Q:Deepak.Chopra in many places uses the words "intention" and "desire" to mean different things. I am not able to understand how they are different ? Can someone pls explain that to me in plain english ?

Ans:Intention is much more fundamental than desire. Desire can have its source in the ego self. But, pure Intention always arises from real being and is much much more powerful. Desire can just remain a desire if there is no Intention to realize it.
For example I "desire" to have money and I "intend" to achieve my desire by doing so-and-so ,for example, not harming others or by being true to my myself or by "intending" to use my "desire" to achieve higher purpose in life or using that money (desire) to help oneself and others in a positive and uplifting way (intention)

6) The Law of Detachment

Q: Why do we need to be detached? How does it help in manifesting our desires?

Ans :This law says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it. This doesn't mean you give up the intention to create your desire. You give up your attachment to the result. This is a very powerful thing to do. The moment you relinquish your attachment to the result, combining one-pointed intention with detachment at the same time, you will have that which you desire. Anything you want can be acquired through detachment, because detachment is based on the unquestioning belief in the power of your true Self. Attachment comes from poverty consciousness, because attachment is always to symbols. Detachment is synonymous with wealth consciousness, because with detachment there is freedom to create. True wealth consciousness is the ability to have anything you want, anytime you want, and with least effort. To be grounded in this experience you have to be grounded in the wisdom of uncertainty. In this uncertainty you will find the freedom to create anything you want.

7) The Law of "Dharma" or Purpose in Life

Q: How do we find our dharma?

Ans:Dharma means your purpose in life. Your purpose is in a way defined by the unique talents that you have. Every human being born in this world has one unique talent. Some have more.How do we find out , what is or are our unique talents? Start with thinking about what you would do, if you didn't have to make a living, you had all the money you needed. Think about how you could put that talent in the service of humanity. That's your dharma

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success are powerful principles that enable us to attain self-mastery. If you put your attention on these laws and practice the steps outlined above, you will see that you can manifest anything you want--all the affluence, money and success you desire. You will also see that your life becomes more joyful and abundant in every way, for these laws are also the spiritual laws of life that make living worthwhile.

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  1. Hey Thnx for sharin this.. I hav already started downloadin the audio book of it.. Gr8 job.. Cheers!!!

  2. I'm spellbound with your efforts to explain this book in such a simple way. I know it isn't easy to summarize books of spiritual content and you certainly did a great job. Very precise and crisp gist compels me to grab this book. I'm truly a fan of your reviews.. Way to go..

  3. I am truly humbled and glad to know that you liked my post, and consequently decided to read this powerful book. Do let me know,your feedback and your perspective, once you have finished reading it :)


  4. It would take quite a while before I read this book. Sometimes I feel I shouldn’t read the books at all…..just read this blog…..and when in a doubt get it cleared from you….(yeah yeah spoon feed.)
    Anyways……about the laws….
    Best one … the Sixth law
    U have put it quite aptly…it’s a very powerful thing to do. Life requires a lot of changing and rearranging of things. And we have different ideas about what's appropriate and desirable. We just strive for saving our reputation and forget about saving our hearts. I have always exercised detachment while dealing with my emotions. Detachment for me is this. I want to end up feeling good. I do not understand all that poverty consciousness - wealth consciousness and the hoop hullah….I am a simple layman….Detachment for me is giving up my involvement after a perplexing situation is over….done with. Its pretty much the same as giving up the attachment to the result; as you said. I shall pick up this book one of these days. And then I shall get back.
    I must admit that I am impressed, Anupam. You are an amazing reader.

  5. I am glad you feel that way mnmnm :) You can continue to only read my blog , if you feel like. However, I assure you there is far more substance in the pages of the book than my blog can hold :)
    Yes , detachment is giving up the attachment to the result, and it is also one of the main teachings of Geeta. So you are on the right track unknowingly,or maybe you feel guided by an inner voice. Wahtever maybe the case..pls continue with it..
    When you give up the attachment to the desire, you give the universe infinite freedom to manifest your desires. So your desires manifest much more quickly :)
    Do pick up this book or borrow it from a friend and try to imbibe the principles in your life. I am sure it will make ur life richer and happier.

    Thanks for your wonderful comments.

    Do visit again

    Love and Peace,


  6. Great review, Anupam. I believe I've read this book before inside a bookstore... just can't remember when. For this reason, I am very much familiar with the laws that Deepak Chopra mentioned and I think you pretty much nailed it. Oh, btw, may you have a blessed new year. Cheers! =)