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About the AuthorAbout the Author

Deepak Chopra is a leading expert in
mind/body medicine. As a physician, Dr.
Chopra tackles far-reaching questions
about our ability to heal ourselves.
Blending his conventional training and
the ancient science of healing from India,
Ayurveda, Dr. Chopra captivates his
audiences by explaining how to use the
body's inner intelligence for self- healing.

Author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
and Quantum Healing.

Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Wisdom in a NutshellWisdom in a Nutshell

Dr. Deepak Chopra is a well-known author of more than 25 books. He is one
of the leading spokespersons for a growing movement of physicians who are
combining modern Western medicine with ancient Eastern healing methods.
Chopra was formerly the Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center,
and he has taught at Tufts University and Boston University Schools of
Medicine. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a short but insightful book
that explains how simple actions can make a big difference. Some parts of it
may appear abstract to those who have not experienced Eastern philosophy.

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL
LAWS OF SUCCESS
THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL
LAWS OF SUCCESS
A Practical Guide to the Fulfilment of your DreamsA Practical Guide to the Fulfilment of your Dreams

Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Publisher: Amber-Allen Pub
Date of Publication: 1995
ISBN :
No. of Pages: 115 pages

1878424114

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Key Ideas

1. The Law Of Pure Potentiality

Based on natural laws which govern all of creation,
this book shatters the myth that success is the result
of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition.

Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on
the attainment of success: Once we understand our
true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural
law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling
relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and
material abundance will spring forth easily and
effortlessly.

This law is based on the fact that we are, in our
essential state, pure consciousness. According to
Chopra, pure consciousness is pure potentiality, it is
the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. Being
infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy. Other
attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge,
infinite silence, perfect balance, invincibility,
simplicity and bliss. The more you experience your
true nature, the closer you are to the field of pure
potentiality. The experience of the Self, or "self-
referral", means that our internal reference point is
our own spirit and not the object of our experience.

Through meditation you will learn to experience the
field of pure silence and pure awareness. In that field
of pure silence is the field of infinite correlation, the
field of infinite organizing power, the ultimate ground
of creation where everything is inseparably
connected with everything else. In the Bible is the
expression, "Be still and know that I am God." This
can only be accomplished through meditation.
Spending time in nature will also give you access to
the qualities inherent in the field: infinite creativity,

Key Ideas

1. The Law Of Pure Potentiality

freedom and bliss.

Another way to access the field of pure potentiality is
through the practice of non-judgment. Judgment is
the constant evaluation of things as right or wrong,
good or bad. When you are constantly evaluating,
classifying, labeling, analyzing, you create a lot of
turbulence in your internal dialogue. This turbulence
constricts the flow of energy between you and the
field of pure potentiality.

As you gain access to your true nature, you will also
spontaneously receive creative thoughts, because
the field of pure potentiality is also the field of pure
infinite creativity and pure knowledge. The affluence
of the universe - the lavish display and abundance of
the universe - is an expression of the creative mind of
nature. The more tuned in you are to the mind of
nature the more you have access to its infinite,
unbounded creativity.

In order to keep energy and prosperity coming to us,
we have to keep the energy circulating. A river must
keep flowing, otherwise it begins to stagnate, to
suffocate and strangle its very own life force.
Circulation keeps a river and every living thing in it
alive and vital. Giving and receiving are different
aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. If you
stop the flow of either, you interfere with nature's
intelligence.

The universe operates through dynamic exchange,
giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow
of energy in the universe. In our willingness to give
that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the
universe circulating in our lives. The more you give,
the more you will receive, because you will keep the
abundance of the universe circulating in your life.
Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it
is given.

The flow of life is nothing other than the harmonious
interaction of all the elements and forces that
structure the field of existence. This harmonious
interaction of elements and forces in our life operates
as the Law of Giving.

2. The Law Of Giving2. The Law Of Giving

Another way to access the field

of pure potentiality is through the practice

of non-judgment.

Another way to access the field

of pure potentiality is through the practice

of non-judgment.

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It is the intention behind your giving and receiving
that is the most important thing. The intension
should always be to create happiness, because
happiness is life-supporting and life-sustaining and
therefore generates increase. The return is directly
proportional to the giving when it is unconditional
and from the heart.

Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple:
if you want joy, give joy to others. If you want love-
learn to give love, if you want attention and
appreciation, learn to give the same, if you want
material abundance, help others to get material
abundance. The easiest way to get what you want is
to help others get what they want. If you want to be
blessed with all the things in life, learn to silently
bless everyone with all the good things in life.

Chopra suggests that the best way to put the Law of
Giving into operation is to make a decision that
anytime you come in contact with anyone, you will
give them something. It doesn't have to be in the
form of material things. It could be a flower, a
compliment or a prayer. The most powerful forms of
giving are non material. The gift of caring, attention,
affection, appreciation and love are some the most
precious gifts you can give. They don't cost you
anything. When you meet someone, you can silently
send them a blessing wishing them happiness, joy
and laughter. This kind of silent giving is very
powerful. As long as you are giving you will be
receiving. Our true nature is one of affluence and
abundance. We are naturally affluent because
nature supports every need and desire.

Every action generates a force of energy that
returns to us in like kind - what we sow is what we
reap. When we choose actions that bring happiness
and success to others, the fruit of our karma is one of
happiness and success.

Karma is cause and the effect of your actions
simultaneously. Every action generates a force of
energy that returns to us in the same way we are
sending it out. Karma implies the action of conscious
choice-making. Some of these choices are made

3. The Law of Karma3. The Law of Karma

consciously, while others are made unconsciously.
The best way to maximize the use of karmic law is to
become consciously aware of the choices we make in
every moment. Everything that is happening in this
moment is a result of the choices you have made in
the past.

Our reactions often seem to be automatically
triggered by people and circumstances. We often are
making these choices unconsciously. If you step back
for a moment and witness the choices you are making
while you make them, you take the whole process

from the unconscious realm into the conscious realm.
This procedure conscious choice-making and
witnessing is very empowering. Ask yourself about
the consequences of every choice you make. "Will
this choice bring me and others happiness?" Listen
to your heart and body for feedback. The heart has a
computing ability that is far more accurate and far
more precise than anything within the limits of rational
thought.

You can use the Law of Karma to create money and
affluence and the flow of all good things to you any
time you want. But first you must become consciously
aware that your future is generated by the choices
you are making in every moment of your life. If you do
this on a regular basis, then you are making full use of
the Law of Karma. The more you make conscious
decisions the more you will make those choices that
are spontaneously correct - both for you and those
around you.

What about past karma? One way to relieve it is to ask
those to whom you did wrong for forgiveness,
consciously and sincerely. The Law of Karma says no
dept in the universe ever goes unpaid. There is a
perfect accounting system in the universe.
Everything is in constant exchange of energy. Ask

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The field of pure potentiality is

also the field of pure infinite creativity

and pure knowledge.

The field of pure potentiality is

also the field of pure infinite creativity

and pure knowledge.

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yourself as you are paying your karmic dept: "What
can I learn from this experience? Why is this
happening and what is the message the universe is

giving to me? How can I make this experience useful
to my fellow human beings?"

Another way to deal with past karma is to transcend
it. You transcend the seeds of your karma by going
into the gap and coming out again. This is done
through the practice of meditation. The essence of
the Law of Karma is the idea of cause and effect. By
taking the steps necessary to bring happiness and
success to others, the universe will reciprocate by
providing you with happiness and abundance.

There is a natural effortless ease in many things. If
you observe nature at work, you will see that least
effort is expended. Grass doesn't try to grow, it just
grows. Fish don't try to swim, they just swim.
Flowers don't try to bloom, they just bloom. This is
their essential nature. It is also the nature of the sun
to shine. It is human nature to make our dreams
manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly.

Least effort is expended when your actions are
motivated by love, because nature is held together
by the energy of love. When you attempt to get
power and control over other people you waste
energy. When you seek money or power for the sake
of the ego you spend energy chasing the illusion of
happiness instead of enjoying happiness in the
moment. When you seek money for personal gain
only, you cut of the flow of energy to yourself and
interfere with the expression of nature's intelligence.
When your actions are motivated by love your
energy multiplies and accumulates and the surplus
energy you gather and enjoy can be channeled to

4. The Law of Least Effort4. The Law of Least Effort

create anything you want, including unlimited wealth.

There are three components to the Law of Least
Effort:

1. Acceptance. It simply means that you make a
commitment: “Today I accept people, situations,
circumstances and events as they occur. I will
live in the moment. I will accept things as they
are, not as I would like them to be (my ego).
When I feel frustrated or upset by a person or
situation, I will remember that I am not reacting
to the person or situation, but to my feelings
about this person or situation. Knowing and
understanding this I can be responsible for my
emotions and feelings and there for towards my
reactions to the world.“

2. Responsibility. It means not to blame others
and yourself. All problems contain the seed of
opportunity. This awareness allows you to take
the moment and transform it to something
better. In this way every tyrant will become your
teacher. Reality is an interpretation and you will

have many opportunities to evolve. There is a
hidden meaning behind all events and this
hidden meaning will be serving your evolution.

3. Defenselessness. This means that you do not
have to convince or persuade other people of
your point of view. If you watch people around
you you'll see that they spend 99% of their time
defending their point of view. When you
become defensive, blame others and do not
accept and surrender to the moment your life
meets resistance. Any time you encounter
resistance, recognize that if you force the
situation the resistance will only increase.

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The most powerful forms of giving are
non-material.

The most powerful forms of giving are
non-material.

The best way to maximize the use of
karmic law is to become consciously aware
of the choices we make in every moment.

The best way to maximize the use of
karmic law is to become consciously aware
of the choices we make in every moment.

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attachment to the result. This is a very powerful thing
to do. The moment you give up your attachment to the
result, you begin to gain perspective on the situation.

Chopra believes that detachment is based on the
unquestioning belief in the power of your true Self.
Attachments, on the other hand, is based on fear and
insecurity. The need for security is based on not
knowing the true Self. The source of wealth, of
abundance or of anything in the physical world is the
Self. It is the conscious that knows how to fulfill every
need. Everything is a symbol like cars, houses, bank
notes, clothes, airplanes and so on. Symbols are
transitory. They come and go. They create anxiety.
They end up making you feel hollow and empty
inside, because you exchange your Self for the
symbols of your Self.

Attachment comes from poverty consciousness,
because attachment is always to symbols. With
detachment there is freedom to create. Most people
are constantly seeking security and you will find that it
actually is a very ephemeral thing. Even an
attachment to money is a sign of insecurity. Those
who seek security, chase it for a lifetime. Security is
and always will be an illusion. The search for security
and certainty is actually an attachment to the known.
What is the known? It is your past. The known is
nothing other than the prison of past conditioning.

Everyone has a purpose in Life - a unique gift or
special talent to give to others. When we blend this
talent with service to others, we experience the
ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the
ultimate goal of all goals.

There are three components to this law.
1. That each one of us is here to discover our true

Self, to find out on our own that our true Self is
spiritual. Essentially we are spiritual beings that
have taken manifestation in physical form.
Each if us is here to discover our higher Self or
our spiritual Self. We must find out that within us
is a god or goddess in embryo form that wants
to be born so that we can express our divinity.

7. The Law of Dharma Or Purpose in Life7. The Law of Dharma Or Purpose in Life

5. The Law of Intention and Desire

6. The Law of Detachment

Whenever you put your attention on will, you grow
stronger in your life. Whenever you take your
attention away from your will it will disintegrate and
disappear. Intention on the other hand triggers
transformation of energy and information.

Intent is desire without attachment to the outcome.
Intention combined with detachment leads to life-
centered present moment awareness. When action
is performed in present-moment awareness it is
most effective. Your intent is for the future but your
attention is in the present. As long as your attention
is in the present then your intent for the future will

manifest, because the future is created in the
present. You must accept the present as this. Accept
the present and intend the future. The future is
something you can always create through detached
intention, but you should never struggle against the
present.

The past, present and future are all properties of
consciousness. The past is recollection and
memory. The future is anticipation and the present is
awareness. Therefore time is movement of thought.
Both past and future are born in the imagination.
Only the present which is awareness is real and
eternal.

In order to acquire anything in the physical universe
you have to relinquish your attachment to it. This
does not mean you give up the intention to create
your desire. You don't give up your intention and you
don't give up your desire. You give up your

5. The Law of Intention and Desire

6. The Law of Detachment

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Everyone has a purpose in Life --a unique

gift or special talent to give to others.

Everyone has a purpose in Life --a unique

gift or special talent to give to others.

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