The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment

Version: Unabridged
Author: Deepak Chopra MD
Narrator: Deepak Chopra MD
Genres: Self Development, Buddhism
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: November 2009
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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.”

Author Details

Author Details

Chopra MD, Deepak

Deepak Chopra is a celebrity doctor whose specialty is the healing ways of his native India.

Chopra was born and raised in India and moved to the United States in the 1970s. He settled in Boston and had a successful career as an endocrinologist in the 1980s before turning to the ancient healing methods of Ayur-Veda, emphasizing meditation, herbal medicine, yoga and massage.

Real fame came with the publication of his best-selling books Ageless Body, Timeless Mind (1993) and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1995). He became a successful motivational speaker, with a series of multi-media programs for healing mind, body and spirit.

In the late 1990s he produced a CD with readings of the works of Sufi poet Rumi, including some by Madonna and Demi Moore and Goldie Hawn.

His other books include Grow Younger, Live Longer (2001), Life After Death: The Burden of Proof (2006), and Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment (2007). He is the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California.