©1994 Deepak Chopra; (P)1994 Amber-Allen/New World Library
"[This] is a Virtual Reality toolkit for the 21st-century spiritual traveler." (Peter Guber, Sony Pictures)
"... wonderful guiding principles for anyone attempting to create a productive and satisfying life or human organization." (Ken Blanchard )
Concise, powerful, inspiring, practical, never boring, nice recorded (although you have to get used to the funny accent of Deepak Chopra).
I listened already two times in two days and I'm intending to listen to it many more times.
For each of the seven spiritual laws, you first get some theory and then some assignments how to bring the theory into practice.
To give one example of an assignment : "try not to judge anyone today". Much more difficult than it sounds, but the results can be tremendous.
I have read and listened to a lot of self development books in the past.
Of the short ones, this is one of the best in my opinion.
Short, Simple, No Spoilers
Inspirational, informative, eye-opening book read by Deepak. Well worth the $ and/or credit. I will listen to this book at least two more times to absorb all he is sharing. If you want to better yourself and your present state of being, this is a fabulous book for you.
Deepak really gives you sound advice on how to make life simpler and focus on what's important. I wish I could say I was truly successful applying all the things he suggests but everytime I do or try i have amazing results (most of the time). It's well worth your time and effort to hear this. Take it on a long road trip and listen to while you travel... you'll get hooked and won't be able to turn it off.
Attention all spiritual seekers: This audio book is a "must have" for your collection. A true spiritual classic.
MMM- Need a shot in the arm? Heck- we all do on occasion. Chopra serves up a pleasant gourmet of real-world wisdom with just the right blend of depth (for the deep thinkers) and originality (for the creatives). They won't allow me to stick another star up there so I guess I'll have to be content with five.
This is my first Chopra book, audio or otherwise. I now understand how he has developed such a following. His teaching style is engaging, intelligent and sympathetic.
As the title suggests, he names seven spiritual laws which are based on various eastern traditions which he alludes to at times. If I would change anything, I wish he would reference his ideas more, for those of us who like to go deeper into exploring topics of interest.
Interestingly, Chopra's background is that of being raised by a Hindu mother and a Sikh Father, educated in a Catholic School. He also was a transcendental meditation practitioner for some time.
It explains something about the multidimensionality of his writings.
Each spiritual law comes with a suggested exercise for putting it into practice, read in the first person, as in: I will practice the first spiritual law by etc etc
There are some musical interludes that separate the chapters, which is a little dated but still works well.
As a narrator, Chopra is excellent. He has a great baritone, and an accent and intonation that is melodic and a pleasure to listen to.
Entertaining enough to listen to on my commute. I've already listened to it twice and will surely listen to it more.
I have been an avid audible listener foot quite some time.it has helped me stay sharp and entertained as well.
this book is worth the read and the Money. Deepak is very insightful and lays out the truth even if it does ring of hinduism. all of this can be applied to your life regardless of faith and is basically natural laws of the universe. His accent can throw you off but pay attention to the material. if you are truly interested in improving your life , you will not be disappoited in buying this book.
If you are on a search to explain what has been happening to you/what is going on inside your head (and finding ra-ra motivation books seem to already assume you are feeling strong within you)..then this gives much food for thought. I found my uneducated (science based) thoughts about life actually seems fit/get answers from this philosophy. Then I felt comfortable to launch to other books on spirituality .. coming back to this book to review as my knowledge expanded and I worked on implementing. However major transformation of self takes time (and a few falls). If you are already strong/happy with who you are and looking for a fastpath to wealth/success - then it may be of interest but not the quick solution. If you have done little personal development then this is probably not the book to start with as concepts will seem strange.
I first heard of this book from my first Reiki teacher. So, I got it and listened to it twice in the same day. I didn’t mean to do this, but I found the information very useful. These simple teachings remind me a lot of the Dalai Lama teachings which is spread across many books. I’m working on one law at a time and working on them at work. This book has opened my eyes to all the good things I have in my life. This books leads into the books ‘Infinite Possibilities’ by Mike Dooley, ‘Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting!’ by Lynn Graham and ‘Destructive Emotions’ by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I’ve combined all these into one continuous class sessions that has had a huge impact on my life. I will not give you the laws here and I advise simply Googling them either. Listen/read to the book to learn their real meaning.
"a guide book to life!"
for those wanting to knoe the secrets of living in joy. It's more like guidebook to life.
I have been reading this book for many years and do really treat it as my reference bible. For me it was a little difficult to follow at first but being a short book I was able to read it several times which led to a full understanding and enlightenment
"my favourite quick read."
this is my favourite book by deepak chopra. it is a quick and easy read.
One of the best books I have ever listened. It just brilliant. I will probably listened to it again in the near future so I can absorb In details all the advice that Deepak Chopra gives us.
"Outstanding distillation of wisdom"
Success in this context could be 'happiness' 'peace of mind' etc - it's not about material success. Chopra talk about universal, cross cultural truths which all faiths infer. I always prefer a book read by the author although his style takes a while to get used to. A good little book to give a teenager...
I listen to this when I drive. It helps me understand and connect learning about the wholeness of life. Worth getting.
"the seven spiritual laws of success"
Deepak is at his usual best here, explaining in great detail what he thinks is needed to achieve success.
I am grateful for the guidance that this audio book has provided. Deepak is a gift!
If you are ready to take on board what is being taught in this gem of a book, you will never need another personal development book again.
Found it short but containing some good points and values - will definitely be re-listening to pickup in ideas again and will look into a few more of his workings
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