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Deepak Chopra's passionate new book, Peace Is the Way, was inspired by a saying from Mahatma Gandhi: There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. In a world where every path to peace has proved futile, the one strategy that hasn't been tried is the way of peace itself. We must not bring one war to an end, or thirty, Chopra tells us, but the idea of war itself.
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 21st 2005 by Harmony (first published 2004)
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Dariel
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am deeply moved to have been able to participate in the reading of this book, to participate in it because whoever reads this book will be so profoundly touched that they will become part of the world wide movement to peace, not just peace in the physical world, but peace in our souls. Namaste and Thank You.
Jacqueline corkish
Loved this, it's the first of Chopra's books i have read and it certainly will not be the last.

Compassion and respect are a must for humans. We need to lose the mindset of us and them otherwise they will always be the enemy (whether that is a family member, neighbour or terrorist).

Politicians should read this and choose another career, we need to neutralise the powers that are behind our leaders until then they will never truly lead us to where we all need to be...one with each other human being
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Moira
Aug 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Excellent book on Peace, without being religious.
Tami Belt
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As relevant today as it was when written.
Nathan
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've always been a fan of Deepak Chopra's writing, not the overpriced meditation/self-help seminars & seminar products he hawks, and so/but I am deeply impressed with his book, "Peace is the Way", which, sadly, both of the municipal public libraries which I have possession of cards to use at, have since discarded this book, and thus, I can no longer re-read this title. I do not suspect Donald Trump had anything to do with this, however, because my first municipal library offender in question got ...more
Shashi
Dec 15, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been thinking about this book for over a year now.
It is a beautiful book, and I've decided that I do believe in Deepak Chopra's message,which is that we need to create peace within ourselves in order to manifest peace in the world we live in. With that said, in order to contribute to the well being of others, we have to do things daily toward that aim. Based on my own experience, I think that Deepak Chopra fans and fans of The Secret run the risk of getting so self absorbed in self improve
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Carol
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Refreshing to hear an author read his work himself. I was touched by this book, and reinspired by the cause of peace - inner and outer. Though the political scenerio is slightly dated, Deepak's encouragement for all to take the way of peace is not. Most interesting are his comments about why various peace movements in the past have failed. It seems trite to say that peace begins with each individual on this planet, but it is the truth all the same. Any bitterness or resentment that we retain aff ...more
Karen Sullivan
Disappointed that he kept harping on about negative examples from Muslims when terrorist acts by Muslims make up less than 4% of global terrorism. There are plenty of examples of terrorists and fanatics from a whole lotta other walks of life.

I understand this was early post 9-11 and it's scathing enough of US policies pursued but making false statements like the majority of Muslims think... all Muslims think... was not only misleading but took away from the book's message.

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Ana
Apr 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ana by: Silvia Pena
This is a Chopra book that is easy to understand and very motivating to work for peace by starting in your hometown, at your job, at home. The biggest point of the book is to be for peace, not against war. Focus on the positive, not the negative. And remember, by raising everybody's consciousness towards peace, the world can change. ...more
Rachel
Aug 31, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book has a lot of practical advice for bringing peace into one's life. I didn't give it more stars because I felt it jumped around a bit and some of the stories given were unnecessary and unbelievable. Regardless, it makes very good points on why we aren't peaceful and how we can become more in our own lives, thus having the power to change the world. ...more
Christian Allen
Interesting information about how conflict as a whole is declining in the world. A bit soft, though, in that it advocates simply a renuncation of violence within the individual and that this is the way to peace. Unfortunately not everyone has the emotional intelligence or spiritual awareness to do this.
Krys Gut
It seems like Deepak's message generally is framed around Gandhi's various teachings, basically if you want to eliminate war, be a proponent for peace. Or in Gandhi's words, 'be the change you want to see in the world.'

The majority of the book seemed flat and fell short.

Sorry Deepak, you're incredible but this book is a pass.
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Marypoppings
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peach is certainly the way - I am convinced of this, and always have been, AND because of this book I am able to explain to others WHY peace should be the only way. It helped my back up my way of thinking about War and Violence to "politicians" and mostly men (no offense; not all men) always come up with some "smart" business savvy material answer that goes against the belief of PEACE. ...more
Cory
May 01, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007
I was taken in by the title, as I love the quote from which it was taken:

THERE IS NO WAY TO PEACE, PEACE IS THE WAY

It was pretty good, but I get more out of Buddhist and Hindu spiritual literature.
Adithye K N
Jun 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the malayalam translation of this book...Malayalam is my mother tongue...I loved this book and especially the 7 practices for the peace...But i had some problems to read some areas...

I Thank 'peace is the way',because It helps me to find out Deepakji...
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Lon
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat predictable case for why we can and should move beyond our baser instincts for war and retribution. I found myself saying "Amen to that, Amen to that, Amen to that," when what I really wanted was something provocative that would force me to think of this in new ways.


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Gadeer Al-Shathry
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the source for every peace seeker who wants to develop the awareness around the world. It includes a peace program with simple daily plans that can be shared with family, friends and every peace seeker.
Annie
Aug 30, 2007 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Just bought it - bored at the airport. It is somewhat eveil that they sell heavy books at the airport...
Cory Gimmestad
Feb 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hear Chopra is fairly direct but I'll let you all know. I've started this book once before and got sidetracked but frmo what I remember it was intense. ...more
Kani
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow. simple and to the point. an excellent reminder that "peace begins with me" and some gentle ways to blossom into the flower of that vision. blessed be. om shanti om ...more
Ldamartin
Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone on the planet should read this book at least once. I've read it three times. ...more
Jeannie
Nov 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another mind-opening book by Chopra
Elaine
Jan 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Must read! The way of peace must start from us...
Michael
Yeah...I got 100 pages into this one and just can't do it. Way too New Agey for me. ...more
Leah
Apr 26, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Another book I didn't care for too much until the end ...more
Craig Bolton
"Peace Is the Way: Bringing War and Violence to an End (Chopra, Deepak) by Deepak Chopra (2005)" ...more
Teressa
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Should be priority reading for all of humanity. If we could all wrap our minds around these concepts, what a wonderful world this would be.
Madiha
Apr 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good reiteration of principles I know already. I was looking for more. I love this philosophy though. Good read for sure
Emily Williams
Deepak is as insightful as he is soothing. I have read this book many times , always drawing a new perspective
Nayana
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great book, a must read!
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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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