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The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment

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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 th
ebook, 144 pages
Published November 17th 2009 by Harmony (first published 2009)
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Anna Lorraine Navarro
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! There's so many life lessons that you shouldn't miss! This book is a must read to all of us. For us to understand ourselves more in much deeper and clearer perspective. This book made me surrender to my mother after we had a small fight. I love the part which Dr. Chopra shares the concept of: What is most important to us, TO BE RIGHT OR TO BE HAPPY??!!! Most of us chose to be right yet we ended up being wounded and unhappy. We all seek for happiness.. and we just couldn't fin ...more
Deepak Chopra gives us the keys to enlightment. It is now up to us to open the doors. This was a quick read and extremely helpful. The writing style is easy to follow. I finished this book feeling lighter and inspired. One of my favorite "self-help" books.
This book will forever be a favorite. It's mind and life changing. I just wanted to read and read and did not want to put it down. It's very deep and needs to be reread to sink in. The only thing I didn't like about it was how he says at the end of the book that we become God and have God consciousness. That is not possible and stems from ignorance of the qualities of the Creator of the universe. Other than that, the book is priceless and I'm now interested in reading more of Deepak Chopra's boo ...more
I did not like this book as much as his previous books. A short, quick read.

On page 13, he unveils his formula for happiness:
Happiness= Set Point + Conditions of Living + Voluntary Activities. We all have a certain set point, which is how naturally happy you are. Unhappy people seem to interpret situations as problems, while happy people see the very same situations as opportunities. He says researchers have found that around 40% of our happiness relates to this set point.

One of the goals is to
I've never read any Deepak Chopra books before, perhaps now I know why. I contemplated giving this a 2 because it was filled primarily with vague statements and murky instructions. It reminded me of the Family Guy episode where Brian writes a best seller. But alas, there were some good ideas in there - even if you had to extrapolate a bit to get them. The problem was the instructions for each of the 7 keys were even more vague, in fact, some just didn't make much sense at all. Or perhaps it's ju ...more
Judith Symonds
Aug 12, 2010 Judith Symonds rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone searching for a better way of life,
This is a very quick read - (139 pages) and I picked it up because I was wanting to learn more about meditation. Instead, I learnt that happiness is about understanding about enlightenment. I come from a very western, individual culture and I was interested to read about how every part of us has been part of something else at some time. I liked the illustration given at the very end of the book where the author kissed the lips of his grand daughter after a trip to the beach and could even tast t ...more
في هذا الكتاب الخفيف في الكم () صفحه، العميق في الفكرة يناقش الدكتور ديباك تشوبرا السعادة وكيفية الوصول لمرحلة السعادة الدائمة. بحيث يكون كل ماتقوم به في حياتك من إنجاز او إبداع نابع من ذلك الشعور المستمر بالسعادة. بعض الناس يظن ان الوصول للسعادة ناتج عن تحقيق إنجاز او ثروة او نجاح في مرحلة حياتية معينة. لكن ديباك يرى ان هذا خلط للمفهوم وضبابيه في الرؤية فلكي تنجز وتبدع وتحب لابد ان تكون سعيدا من الداخل. فالسعادة هي الطريق الحقيقي للنجاح. لتحقيق تلك السعادة يرى ديباك ان هناك سبعة مفاتيح يجب ان ت ...more
I consider myself a pretty happy person so I picked this up as a means to help deepen that contentment - I thought it was a nice reflection piece of reading and it helped me to be more conscious of certain aspects that I may have overlooked in the idea of maintaining deeper happiness. It is a quick read and it is not meant to be a "have all the answers" type of book. If you can read it with an open mind and a forgiving heart, I think it can help each person view different (and difficult) aspects ...more
Vaishali Joglekar
As usual, beautiful words from Chopra :

"Life is either complicated and getting more complicated, or simpler and getting more simpler. Always move into the second state."

"Emotional conditioning is where it begins, always. You’re forming more efficient neural networks in your brain. You're becoming clear-headed."

"Bliss can never be taken away from you."

"Your body exists in your consciousness."

"Your role is to be, nothing else. In that realization, life becomes effortless."

"If you focus on the pres
Jyotika Varmani
A very quick read, but one with excellent insight. Each one of the seven keys described are definitely necessary to find the correct inner state in life. I particularly liked the advice which states that we remain constant in the face of any adversity that comes, peaks and melts away. Hence, our focus should be the self and not the situation. Extremely well written, and a must read.
Note: I listened to this on audio.

This was a tough one to listen to because I felt like I wanted to "re-read" every other sentence, and that's not easy to do on my iphone. I will definitely be re-reading this one in print. Love Deepak's voice though. Very soothing!
Abdyka Wirmon
singkat saja.

menarik, inspiratif namun sayang kurang detail.

Untuk Deepak Chopra, lain kali cobalah lebih keras lagi. buku ini tidak buruk malah bagus tapi sayang bukan hasil terbaik anda.

saya tunggu. :)
Jess castellanos lobaton
This book contains a loooot of Feedback.
Its one of those books that leave you thinking, willing to change, give space to self-improvement... it makes you CONSCIOUS, really CONSCIOUS of the right now right here.
This are the notes I took on it... I thought writing them would help a lot on the hard part of making them part of me since this very moment.
“We all make choices; the hard part is living with them…”

“Human beings are not passive observers of the Cosmos, the entire universe is manifesting
This book has really great principles that everybody naturally has and awakens in us again. It puts aside societal constraints and focuses on what you should actually concern yourself with. I felt myself spiritually growing into myself and who I naturally am while reading this book. I suggest taking your time to read this book even though it is short because there are a lot of big concepts that may be hard to digest.
Also, some points made in the book were a little far beyond my scope, maybe tha
Un libro que leer una vez al año!!!... o quizás 2....
من أجمل الكتب اللي قرأتها ويناسب مرحلتي بعد كتاب حديث السكون اللي قرأته في عام 2013.
قرأت كتاب لديباك بالانقلش يمكن عام 2012 ولا أدعي أني فهمت لأن ديباك بالنسبة لي كلامه أعمق بكثير من أني أدركه كله جملة واحدة، لذلك فضلت أرجع أقرا له لكن بالعربي، ومن هنا تجدر الإشارة إلى إن ترجمة جرير لهذا الكتاب غير مرضية 100%، لكن كان ممتع جدا ومفيد ووسع فهمي لعدة أمور أهمها الإيقو والبرمجات القديمة. وأعطاني تصور أوسع عن الوعي والتنوير بشكل أكثر واقعية ووضوح من التصور والفهم اللي كان عندي قبل.
أقرأ لعدد من الكتاب
Got this audiobook from my library and listened to it over the weekend. Really inspiring about how to own one's happiness. I like the lists and the daily actions that Deepak suggests to incorporate his key recommendations into daily life. And Deepak reads it! I love listening to his voice.
A insightful look at living in the moment. I listened to this in audio book form. I'd listened to this again, after taking a break, as there was a lot to pick and choose from here.
This book is beautiful, When I read it a lot of things have changed in me! I really need to read it again because it's precious and needs to be read with an open mind. Amazing ...more
If you're on a spiritual path, this is one to check out. It highlights 7 keys to happiness and how to instill them in your daily life. The keys are simple to understand although they are challenging in practice. Good reminders.
I am still not sure how I feel about this book.

I audio booked it while traveling to/from work (only about a 15 minute commute) so I heard it in bits and pieces. Sometimes, before work, I would totally agree with him - "yeah, I do find inner happiness from helping others"... Then, after a long 12 hour shift working in the ER, without even a moment to scarf down dinner or pee, I was less than willing to believe the same things...

Or maybe it would have resonated with me more if I had not listened t
I might have to read this one again. . . . it is a very quick read with some interesting points. I need to think about them some more.
Munsef Mansurey
I finished the book now it's good but at times I felt that it was hard to understand what the writer was talking about .
الكتاب كان جيد و لكن في بعض الأحيان و أنا أقرأ الكتاب كنت أشعر بالتشويش و أيضا يحتوي علی بعض الأشياء التي من الصعب فهمها .
i just couldnt get through this audiobook. i do like deepak's voice and it was easy to follow, but i think this is another one i should try to read in book form instead of listening.
Annmarie Kostyk
You can't go wrong with Deepak Chopra. 7 keys to realize happiness. Easy to read. Makes you take breathe and really take a look at things.
Oct 13, 2014 Cristina rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cristina by: Julie Harter
Shelves: audiobooks
Simple, direct, quick and to the point. A nice little treat and a philosophy with great staying power! Thanks, Julie!! :)
Real Smile
يستحق القراءة
يغير طريقة معايشتك للكون حولك
فتولد ولاده جديدة ، حياة مفعمة بالبهجة القصوى
Cassandra Cantu
Short book, read it in one sitting. Good self reflecting book.
Melanie Walker
A good book to help you refocus on what's important.
Rebecca Haslam
I was curious as to Deepak's writings since Ian Somerhalder began tweeting about him a couple of months back. I am also currently at a sort of crossroads in my life, with me desperately needing guidance as to solve a number of issues that are holding me back. There were chapters and key parts of this book that I couldnt help but identify with, especially those regarding to let go of all hatred and anger, as it truly does no one any good. I will keep this book for future reference, and who knows, ...more
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Deepak Chopra, MD serves as the Founder and Chairman of The Chopra Foundation, and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

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 eighty books books with twenty-two New York Times best sellers in both
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