Author – Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra talks on ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success’ which can also be referred as ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Life’.
It is a pocket size book with just 96 pages. You can read the book in an hour or so. If you just intend to read it for once and keep it aside I would advise you not to purchase the book. However, if you read it and understand The Seven Spiritual Laws Deepak talks about, I am sure you will not read once but many times. Eventually you will understand the deeper essence of this book which can lift you higher from where you are now. It can eventually help one to handle one’s life more efficiently and effectively by practising these simple laws of spiritual success.
In this book Deepak Chopra says that success is not a destination but a journey. Material success is just one aspect of success and that success also includes things like good health, energy, enthusiasm for life, creative freedom. He also says that in spiritual terms, success is measured by how efficiently and how effortlessly, we co-create with the universe.
Below is the brief content of the book under the various spiritual laws he talks about:-
- The Law of Pure Potentiality.
Here, pure potentiality means pure consciousness which is the field of all possibilities and unlimited creativity. Our physical body, the physical universe and everything in the material world comes from the same place. He says there is no separation between the field of energy and our spiritual essence. We need to create a harmony with nature to make the desires materialise. Meditation or taking time to be silent to connect with our spirit, practicing non judgement, to be align with nature, listening to sound or even the smell of the flower are some of the things he has highlighted.
- The Law of Giving and Receiving.
He says everything in the world operates through a vibrant exchange. Even currency must keep moving from hand to hand otherwise it will become stagnant and therefore it will not be alive then. The same applies to everything else. Only when we bless others we will be blessed. Even a silent wish or a prayer to make someone feel better is a form of giving.
- The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect
When talking about Karma do not assume that he was talking about bad Karma. Karma is both action and the consequence of that action. It simply means to be happy we need to seek happiness by doing something which we yearn for. According to him we are the consequences of the choices we make. As such we have to be aware of the choices we make every moment.
- The Law of Least Effort
He says ‘Do less and accomplish more’. Least effort can be expanded when our actions are motivated by love. He says the nature is held together by the energy of love. We should take responsibility for our own situation without blaming anything or anyone.
- The Law of Intension and Desire
He says that our intentions and desires, when released in the field of pure consciousness, have unlimited organising power. Energy and consciousness exist everywhere in the nature. At the level of pure consciousness, there is nothing other than energy and information. Attention energises and intention transforms.
Past and future are born in the imagination and only the present, which is awareness, is real and eternal.
- The Law of Detachment
The way to acquire anything in the universe is to let go of attachment. What he is trying to explain here is that we do not let go our desire but the outcome. In other words, if we failed in our endeavour in getting something done, we should not brood over the desired negative results but continue pursuing what we desire.
When a problem arises we have to turn it into an opportunity to benefit.
- The Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life.
It states that we are spiritual being taken a physical life to fulfil a purpose. Well, if what I have read is all true then this should be true. It seems we plan and come to the earth. We therefore have come for a purpose. We must identify our unique individual talent and use it for our spiritual growth and at the same time assist others in their spiritual growth.
In my opinion, Í think instead of spending too much time on subjects like history where the facts are distorted, manipulated and interpreted many times to suit each different situation, we should as well spend more time on our spiritual growth by reading and understanding the purpose of our life. If we can do that history will remain as history and the importance of now will bring about a better future for all.