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The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life (Chopra, Deepak) [Paperback]

Deepak Chopra
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Book Description

27 Sep 2005 Chopra, Deepak
We all want to know how to find a soul mate, what career would be most fulfilling, how to live a life with meaning, and how to teach our children well. We are looking for a personal breakthrough, a turning point, a revelation that brings with it new meaning. The Book of Secrets--a crystalline distillation of insights and wisdom accumulated over the lifetime of one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time--provides an exquisite new tool for achieving just that.

Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets of healing, compassion, faith, and the most elusive one of all: who we really are. We are still mysteries to ourselves, despite the proximity of these answers, and what we most long to know remains lodged deep inside.

Because answers to the questions at the center of life are counterintuitive, they are often hidden from view, sequestered from our everyday gaze. In his ongoing quest to elevate our experience, bestselling author Deepak Chopra has isolated fifteen secrets that drive the narrative of this inspiring book--and of our lives. From "The World Is in You" and "What You Seek, You Already Are" to "Evil Is Not Your Enemy" and "You Are Truly Free When You Are Not a Person," The Book of Secrets is rich with insights, a priceless treasure that can transport us beyond change to transformation, and from there to a sacred place where we can savor the nectar of enlightenment.

"The Book of Secrets is the finest and most profound of Deepak Chopra’s books to date. Want the answers to the secrets of life? Let me recommend that you start right here." -- Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything


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Product details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA); Reprint edition (27 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9998800641
  • ISBN-13: 978-9998800649
  • ASIN: 1400098343
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 10.9 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,021,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""This inspiring book contains food for thought for anyone looking for answers to life's big questions... If you plan to work on your spiritual life over the festive season, this is one for your Christmas stocking"" (Health and Fitness)

"The rock star of the new spirituality" (Guardian)

"The poet-prophet of alternative medicine" (Time)

"Undoubtedly one of the most lucid and inspired philosophers of our time" (Mikhail Gorbachev) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The Book of Secrets, by the internationally bestselling author, Deepak Chopra, focuses on the universal questions: who we really are, and why we are here --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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110 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep enlightenment through embracing real life 27 Dec 2004
Format:Paperback
A truly uplifting read, this is possibly the best book so far by the masterful intelligence of Deepak Chopra. The writing is of exceptional quality, his popular blend of scientific objectivity and poetic mysticism. It feels strongly as though the author was himself undergoing a major personal re-birth while writing "The Book Of Secrets".

Each chapter is given to a "secret" such as "The Mystery Of Life Is Real", "The World Is In You", "What You Seek You Already Are", "Evil Is Not Your Enemy" and "The Meaning Of Life Is Everything". At the end of each chapter Deepak gives some exercises and suggestions as to how one might accommodate the secret just discussed. Many of these boil down to simple honest and open awareness of oneself and others, together with practical advice of one kind or another. For example, in chapter 6 the author helps free you up from the fear of making mistakes. Right and wrong decisions are mental constructs, there is bad in the good choices we have made and vice versa.

On the cover Deepak asks three questions: "Who am I?", "Where did I come from?" and "Why am I here?". He answers them clearly and simply in the last chapter. A great book to help you WAKE UP!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly moving 10 Nov 2008
Format:Paperback
A very rich book where fifteen secrets are presented that can change our lives in all aspects . I found myself smiling, while reading and enjoying the eloquent words of Mr. Chopra, in the journey towards enlightenment. This book is a very complete spiritual guide that can be used for every day life regardless of your age or profession...

It reminded me of a book by my favorite authors Ariel and Shya Kane, titled Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: The 3 Simple Ideas That Will Instantaneously Transform Your Life I have experientially discovered how to open my heart to the limitless possibilities of life thru their principles of Transformation, and find myself living a more satisfied and easy life.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Secret Revealed 17 May 2007
Format:Paperback
I found "The Book of Secrets" to be a most readable book that raises many important topics such as compassion, who we are and going beyond narrow materialistic thinking. Ever since Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old and The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence, I have become an avid reader of Deepak.

I found his expanded vision that looks beyond material achievements very thought-provoking and it can help people to go beyond limited thinking. I loved his meditations that help to overcome anger, stress and suffering. The overall message is one of compassion and a holistic vision.

"Nexus: A Neo Novel" by Deborah Morrison and Arvind Singh offers a similar vision through the journey of people to a spiritual retreat to help them overcome personal pain.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars different titles, identical text!!! 29 Nov 2004
Format:Hardcover
Bought this book in the 'perfect partner' deal and so received both The Book Of Secrets: Unlocking the hidden dimensions of your life and
Book Of Secrets: Who Am I? Where Did I Come From? Why Am I Here?
Both books arrived together and promply. One book is hardback and the other paperback. HOWEVER!!!!, although both books have different covers and titles, the text within the books is absolutely identical (chapter titles, wording....THE LOT!!). I have informed Amazon and they promise they will check it out, so this is just more of a 'buyer beware' warning.
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85 of 91 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars different titles, identical text!!! 29 Nov 2004
Format:Paperback
Bought this book in the 'perfect partner' deal and so received both The Book Of Secrets: Unlocking the hidden dimensions of your life and
Book Of Secrets: Who Am I? Where Did I Come From? Why Am I Here?
Both books arrived together and promply. One book is hardback and the other paperback. HOWEVER!!!!, although both books have different covers and titles, the text within the books is absolutely identical (chapter titles, wording....THE LOT!!). I have informed Amazon and they promise they will check it out, so this is just more of a 'buyer beware' warning.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars who are we? why are we here? 14 July 2006
Format:Paperback
i think this book is so ambitious in its scope but yet Deepak pulls it off. The detail is amazing, its great for anyone who has an intuition that we are more than this physical stuff.

I have the audio version and I find it inspiring and fascinating everytime I read/hear it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Moments. 13 April 2009
By R A
Format:Paperback
Deepak Chopra is a brilliant writer; this is another example of Chopra's vision and his need to pass on knowlege that will help us in our everyday lives.

It is a heavy read; especially after the clarity and focus of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. At times I found it very dull but I knew there would be extracts that would make the purchase worthwhile. And he didn't disappoint.

I found myself drawn to the rare moments that he gave an insight in to his personal life; for example, in this book he tells us that he met a South Indian Priest (called a Nadi) and through this Priest he learnt the future date of his death. His account of the meeting was fascinating.

Deepak Chopra's Book of Secrets can be an arduous journey at times, but ultimately leaves you with a general feeling of satisfaction and a deeper awareness.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tiny steps bring big results 28 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
The title for my review is actually a quote from this book.

I bought this book from one of Deepak's lectures where I also met him for the first time.

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone.

This is another one of my favourite quotes from this book..

'This situation may be shaking me, but I am more than any situation'.

Love and Peace.
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I have now read this twice and will probably read it again before too long. I suspect that you can always find something new in here. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you deepak
Thank you so much, I read this book 1 1/2 years ago, after having a spiritual awakening. I could not really understand much, in the book but I continued to the end. Read more
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I have quite a collection of spiritual books, but this one is my favourite book, a very special book for anyone ready to further their own personal spiritual journey. Read more
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