Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Book Review- Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

Hi there. I'm back with another book review. It's been a long time since I reviewed a book. The book I'm reviewing today is very different from the kind of books I usually review. Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by famous new age guru Deepak Chopra is a spiritual and philosophical work. Like many other books on success, it seeks to demystify the elusive ideal of success. The book however focuses on spiritual success and seven laws that anyone can follow to achieve it. The book is very short at 118 pages and makes a good coffee table book or quick read. It however requires a few re-reads to fully understand and apply the content of the book.

What I liked about the book was that it is well structured and clearly organised into seven distinct chapters. The seven laws are as follows:
1) The Law of Pure Potentiality
2) The Law of Giving
3) The Law of Karma
4) The Law of Least Effort
5) The Law of Intention and Desire
6) The Law of Detachment
7) The Law of Dharma.

The book is inspired based on Hindu spiritual traditions and practices. However, it is not a religious work and doesn't seem to preach any religious philosophy.

If you've ever wondered why many successful and famous people achieve success, this book will decode their state of mind. The book was an eye opener for me too. After reading the book and listening to the interviews and life experiences of many successful people, I realized that they subconsciously follow these laws. I often wondered why many successful people give similar answers in interviews. Is it because they have similar experiences or is it something to do with their state of mind?

The law of least effort and law of detachment were particularly relevant to my current life. When you re-read it, you may find yourself dwelling on different parts of the book. You may even notice sentences you didn't before. Sometimes sentences we read during the first or second read shine with a completely different meaning upon re-reading the book. The book focuses on success from a mental and spiritual point of view. It endeavours to get the reader into a state of mind which is conducive to success and achievement. In other words, it makes your mind a fertile ground to sow the seeds of success. It however, does not offer any practical ways to succeed in any particular field.

Overall, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a great read. If you enjoy self help and new age books, this may be your cup of tea. I seem to have developed a sudden interest in spirituality and meditation these days. Therefore, I found this book to be useful. It is a good read for someone who doesn't want to read a full length novel but try out something new. Give it a try and maybe you'll decode the keys to success.

Overall rating: 4/5


Easy to understand
Quick read

Not very detailed
May not interest someone who is not into this genre


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