Summary Of The Book Deepak Chopra writes this very relevant self-help book that is primed to explain to readers the ways to attain success. He focuses on showing them an alternate path that is more considerate to the human spirit engaging the philosophies in Hinduism and spiritualism. According to Chopra, the deepest desires can be fulfilled by following the laws of nature and the excavation of this premise is the book’s triumph.
According to Chopra, a seed naturally unfolds into a tree through nature’s bidding and doesn’t struggle in its efforts. The same corollary should therefore hold for man and he seeks out exercises and techniques that are to lend some form of spiritual connection with the inner self so as to increase productivity and reach the full potential locked within his readers.
The seven principles are all discussed in this book and they all follow in the tenets of seven laws. The seven laws begin with the Law of Pure Potentiality where he seeks out silence for his readers. Then he expounds the Law of Giving, wherein he asks the readers to exchange gifts, after which he describes the Law of Karma. Both these chapters concentrate on the people surrounding us and seek out positive remuneration.
He then explains the Law of Least Effort where acceptance is the mainstay of his argument. After discussing the Law of Intention and Desire where readers are encouraged to tailor their desires into a list, he moves on to the Law of Detachment. Here, he eloquently lays out the premise of uncertainty in the path to success and freedom. He ends his seven spiritual lessons with the Law of Dharma where he tells us to discover our talents, and make best use of those talents to serve others.
Drawing from the concepts engaged in Hinduism and other spiritual doctrines, Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success: A Pocket Guide To Fulfilling Your Dreams found a wide readership upon publication in 1994. It has sold more than 3 million copies and has been a New York Times bestseller.
About Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra is an American physician, New Age guru and alternative medicine practitioner of Indian origins. His other books include Peace Is the Way, The Book of Secrets, The War Of The Worldviews, Super Brain and Spiritual Solutions.
He was born in New Delhi and graduated from AIIMS. He went abroad and taught medicine at the Tufts, Harvard and Boston University medical schools. He then became Chief of Staff at NEMH, Massachusetts before starting his private practice. He founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and the Chopra Foundation following his initiation into alternate medicine. He has been honored with the Oceana Award, the Humanitarian Starlite Award and the GOI Peace Award in 2010. Chopra has written more than 70 books in the self help category. 21 of them have been bestsellers and his books have been translated in over 35 languages. His book, The Soul of Leadership went on become one of the best business books of 2011 by the Wall Street Journal. He has sold over 20 million books worldwide.
Deepak Chopra (born October 22, 1946) is an Indian-born American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement. Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine. Chopra studied medicine in India before immigrating to the United States in 1970 where he completed residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology. As a licensed physician, he became chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH) in 1980. He met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1985 and became involved with the Transcendental Meditation movement (TM). He resigned his position at NEMH shortly thereafter to establish the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center. Chopra gained a following in 1993 after he was interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show about his books. He then left the TM movement to become the executive director of Sharp HealthCare's Center for Mind-Body Medicine and in 1996 he co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Chopra believes that a person may attain "perfect health", a condition "that is free from disease, that never feels pain", and "that cannot age or die". Seeing the human body as being undergirded by a "quantum mechanical body" composed not of matter but of energy and information, he believes that "human aging is fluid and changeable; it can speed up, slow down, stop for a time, and even reverse itself," as determined by one's state of mind. He claims that his practices can also treat chronic disease. The ideas Chopra promotes have been regularly criticized by medical and scientific professionals as pseudoscience. This criticism has been described as ranging "from dismissive [to] damning". Philosopher Robert Carroll states Chopra attempts to integrate Ayurveda with quantum mechanics to justify his teachings. Chopra argues that what he calls "quantum healing" cures any manner of ailments, including cancer, through effects that he claims are literally based on the same principles as quantum mechanics. This has led physicists to object to his use of the term quantum in reference to medical conditions and the human body. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has said that Chopra uses "quantum jargon as plausible-sounding hocus pocus". Chopra's treatments generally elicit nothing but a placebo response, and have drawn criticism that the unwarranted claims made for them may raise "false hope" and lure sick people away from legitimate medical treatments.