Power, Freedom, and Grace: Living from the Source of Lasting Happiness

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Deepak Chopra considers the mystery of our existence and its significance in our eternal quest for happiness. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where do I go when I die? Chopra draws upon the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the findings of modern science to help us understand and experience our true nature, which is a field of pure consciousness.

When we understand our true nature, we begin to live from the source of true happiness, which is not mere happiness for this or that ...

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Overview

Deepak Chopra considers the mystery of our existence and its significance in our eternal quest for happiness. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where do I go when I die? Chopra draws upon the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the findings of modern science to help us understand and experience our true nature, which is a field of pure consciousness.

When we understand our true nature, we begin to live from the source of true happiness, which is not mere happiness for this or that reason, but true inner joy. When we know who we are, we allow the universe to flow through us with effortless ease, and our lives are infused with power, freedom, and grace.

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We set our sights on financial success, job security, or a fruitful relationship; but, as Deepak Chopra notes in this svelte self-help tome, the goal of all these goals is happiness. With timely anecdotes and Vedanta wisdom, he offers an inimitable short course to lasting happiness.
Library Journal
A world-renowned leader in the fields of holistic health and human potential, Chopra (The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success) has found time and again that people are looking for happiness in all the wrong places-fame, luxury, or belonging. Happiness eludes them, he maintains, because it is a state of consciousness that exists within every human being and can only be rediscovered through infinite consciousness. Drawing from the spiritual wisdom of ancient India, Chopra provides detailed guidance for understanding the mystery of one's existence. He advocates spending time in silence, pondering coincidences, and realizing that the self is a creator, not a victim. This latest effort does not seem to add anything new to Chopra's oeuvre; recommended only where his books have enjoyed a healthy circulation. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly
Though we all seek happiness, usually it's a side effect of having what we want, whether that's a family, a house, a good job, friends or money. But according to Chopra, all of those reasons come and go like a passing breeze. Citing the wisdom of Vedanta, one of the world's oldest philosophies, Chopra demonstrates how happiness for a reason is just another form of misery — as that reason can be taken away. Millions of devotees will find this title of great interest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878424853
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 395,529
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Deepak Chopra

WAYNE DYER Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected people in the field of self-empowerment. He became a well-known author with his bestselling book, Your Erroneous Zones, and has gone on to write many other self-help classics. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer, who has a doctorate in counseling psychotherapy, has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. When he's not traveling the globe delivering his uplifting message, Wayne is writing from his home in Maui, Hawaii. DEEPAK CHOPRA Deepak Chopra has written more than twenty-five books, which have been translated into thirty-five languages. He is also the author of more than one hundred audio- and videotape series, including five critically acclaimed programs on public television. In 1999 Time magazine selected Dr. Chopra as one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century, describing him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." Dr. Chopra currently serves as CEO and founder of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Deepak Chopra M.D.
    2. Hometown:
      La Jolla, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 22, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      New Delhi, India
    1. Education:
      All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Highly recommended.

    This was the most profound book I have ever read. I picked it up at the library just by chance, read it, and immediately ordered my own copy. There were so many things he said that I have always believed about us and our place in the universe, but have always thought I was alone in those beliefs. My mom, who is a Christian, also read it. I thought she would not like it because of her religion, but alas, she liked it too. Only later did I realize he has written alot of popular books... I haven't tried those yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2009

    A very good reminder about what's important

    I stumbled across this book about four years ago at precisely the time when I most needed to read it. It helped to clarify my way through a very muddled spot in my life. It helped me to refocus on the present and become aware of how much of my life was being lived in the past/future.<BR/><BR/>I have just re-read it, and on second read I thought the first half (the general condition of the universe and of life) was a bit overwhelming and esoteric... unless you already subscribe to Chopra's set of beliefs. However, once you get to the meat in the second half (what you can actually do to achieve power, freedom and grace), there are still many Ah-Ha's to be had.<BR/><BR/>All in all, a very insightful read.

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  • Posted November 11, 2012

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    Enlightening Quest for Happiness

    True happiness is found from within. That is the essence of this book. If we place blame upon outside sources, we become victims of our own destiny. Whatever happens in our daily lives, good or bad, is a part of us, as we are a part of the greater whole. Meditation is one way of dealing with stressful situations and meditating about two times a day can actually lower blood pressure, increase job performance and lengthen life expectancy. Tune into the rhythms of the cosmos and allow them to flow through you to give you power, freedom and grace. Chopra cites to the philosophy of Vedanta and to numerous scholars and prophets, such as the poet Rumi and theoretical physicist John Wheeler. Stress in our lives can be caused by worrying about the past or the future. By dwelling in the “now” and realizing that everything has a purpose, one can relax a little and achieve a sense of calm. This transfers from everyday life into higher tasks, which are then accomplished with greater ease and efficiency. I learned a lot from this book, including viewing life as an active participant in the cosmic consciousness as opposed to being a “victim”. This is not to say that one should label every occurrence as a positive force, but it does give one the chance to “do” as opposed to being “done to”. I cannot say that I embrace all of the aspects of this book, but it does give me some interesting alternatives - very interesting indeed.

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