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The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment [Kindle Edition]

Deepak Chopra
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Happiness is something everyone desires. Yet how to find happiness–or even if we deserve to–remains a mystery. Still more mysterious is the secret to a lasting happiness that cannot be taken away. In The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, bestselling author Deepak Chopra shows us seven keys to uncover the true secrets of joy in the most difficult times.

The goal of life is the expansion of happiness, he contends. But in today’s demanding world, that goal seems elusive, if not impossibly out of reach. Society reinforces the belief that fulfillment comes from achieving success, wealth, and good relationships. Yet Chopra tells us that the opposite is true: all success in life is the by-product of happiness, not the cause.

So what is the cause? The Ultimate Happiness Prescription shares spiritual principles for a life based on a sense of your “true self” lying beyond the ebb and flow of daily living. Simple daily exercises lead to eliminating the root causes of unhappiness and letting a deeper level of bliss unfold.

After all avenues to happiness have been explored and exhausted, only one path is left: the journey to enlightenment. In The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, the daunting and exotic challenge of finding enlightenment becomes accessible step by step. We are taken on an inspiring journey to the true self, the only place untouched by trouble and misfortune.

On the way we learn the secrets for living mindfully and with effortless spontaneity. Now happiness is no longer hostage to external events but an experience we carry with us always. As Chopra inspiringly concludes, “Everything we fear in the world and want to change can be transformed through happiness, the simplest desire we have, and also the most profound.”


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Editorial Reviews

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“Deepak is both my medical doctor and my spiritual mentor. There is no one whose advice I prize more highly. Over the years, he has been a source of immense happiness for me, and now, with The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, he can be one for you as well.”
—Wayne Dyer


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About the Author

DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of more than fifty books translated into more than thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.


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Product Details

  • File Size: 1122 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009IADX8Y
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (November 17, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002UM5BDC
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,889 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Classic! November 17, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you are a fan of "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" then you will LOVE Deepak's new book, The Ultimate Happiness Prescription! It's the same kind of format: accessible, practical wisdom to use every day of your life. Each chapter is one of the seven keys to joy and enlightenment. You will want to memorize them! The insights are profound, and simply life-changing. This is the book we have been waiting for from Deepak, the one we will read over and over again and cherish each time! I am going to get several copies to give as holiday gifts this year.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book. December 6, 2009
Format:Hardcover
The best qualities about this book are 1) its readable 2) short and pithy- the writer does not assume the reader is an idiot and babbles on about one thought for pages on end. He gets to the point 3) organised beautifully with exercises at the end of the chapters to help you develop the theories presented

I like this book for its message and writing. I would give it a shot. I don't know if there are better book out there, but this lil book is a good read and I think you will find the principles useful.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great first step towards a better life December 13, 2011
By LissaK
Format:Hardcover
I received this as a gift from my mom one Christmas and didn't have to get further than the title before I exclaimed "Oh GAG" and tossed it aside. Yeah, kind of bratty response, but the fact of the matter is that people who need this book the most are going to be the most turned off by it at first glance.

I disagree with the book's description. I didn't desire happiness, at least as it is commonly defined. I never asked for everything to be all puppies and dandelions, I didn't want to go through life with a silly grin on my face. I just wanted to get up in the morning looking forward to the day for a change.

Luckily, I ended up picking up The Happiness Prescription again a few months later and giving it a chance. The book isn't about forcing yourself to stay positive or smiling when you just don't feel like it. It cuts through the cheesy BS that is so often spouted by motivational authors, and gives you helpful guidelines towards creating a more fulfilling life.

I can only speak to my experience, and as someone who struggled with long-term depression, I think this book is a great place to start. It didn't cure any of my issues, but it did serve as the first step towards changing the way I think.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pieces of the Happiness Puzzle December 23, 2009
Format:Hardcover
You don't have to be New Age to enjoy Deepak's new book. The way he writes indicates that he has an intimate knowledge of happiness and this state of being is achievable no matter what your religion. The main chapters include:

Be Aware of Your Body
Find True Self-Esteem
Detoxify Your Life
Give Up Being Right
Focus on the Present
See the World in Yourself
Live for Enlightenment

I liked the chapter on body awareness because it teaches you to control your negative feelings. I also liked the idea of not putting anything into your body unless it will nourish you. This of course will require the reading of many books on nutrition.

The idea of giving up "being right" will be difficult for most people. I think it is still important to be able to defend your point of view. What would life be like without spirited conversations?

In the end, this book is more about eliminating unhappiness by changing your behavior. If you take the advice in this book and "release the need to change anyone else" you will probably be much happier because you won't constantly be disappointed.

For me, happiness is the feeling of love radiating from the core of my being. Being unhappy is when negative emotions fight to take away that feeling of love. This book has some of the pieces of the happiness puzzle so I recommend it along with some other selections that include:

Spontaneous Optimism: Proven Strategies for Health, Prosperity & Happiness

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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Foundational Principles December 10, 2009
Format:Hardcover
Recently I've read a lot of spiritual and self help books, and I really loved this one by Deepak Chopra for it's identification of really fundamental principles to live a happy life. The problem I find with spiritual and self help books is that they have too many words, too much advice. How do we really know the advice is complete and and basic enough to applied to our whole life. I got this thought of "complete" and "foundational" from the book Mylife Framework: A Model For A Successful Life Based On The Yoga Principles by Sunil Sheoran. This book may not polish your heart and feeling with flowery words but cuts to the core of all the spiritual philosophy and summarizes how to live a good life. A good - candid complement to Chopra's excellent motivational writing style. Coming back to Chopra's book, although the book doesn't provide a structure for life but it really highlights thoughts that are enough to live a happy life. The best thing, they are not too many advice, just seven principles and only in 144 pages, so I'd definitely recommend it. Definitely worth the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Deepak tells it the way it is.
Published 1 day ago by V. Grunther
5.0 out of 5 stars extremely positive and motivating
This is an easy read that includes brief causes of unhappiness; the book includes steps to follow which can lead to happiness.
Published 4 days ago by Angie
3.0 out of 5 stars I do find the author provides some useful advice on how to live a...
I'm giving this book 3.5 stars. I do find the author provides some useful advice on how to live a happier existence. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Lali
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy to understand
Published 25 days ago by Brenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a gift for my son for Christmas.
Published 1 month ago by Betty Jo Bruder
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is probably the only book that anyone needs to Read And...
I don't often leave reviews for my purchases and when I do I rarely give the highest rating to any product, book or service, however, this book is probably the only book that... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bodysolid48
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
I love this book. I've listened to the audio and also read the book. I lreference the book quite a bit, very helpful :) I highly recomend.
Published 3 months ago by Janet Felton
4.0 out of 5 stars gina
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Published 3 months ago by gina garrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Deepak is always on point.
Published 3 months ago by John White
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read with helpful insights.
Published 3 months ago by Janis Haneke
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More About the Author

Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Founder of The Chopra Foundation
Founder of YouTube/TheChopraWell
Founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Senior Scientist, The Gallup Organization
www.deepakchopra.com
www.facebook.com/DeepakChopraCommunity
www.twitter.com/deepakchopra

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-five books with twenty New York Times best sellers in both the fiction and non fiction categories.


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