Everyday Immortality: A Concise Course in Spiritual Transformation (Deepak Chopra)

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Everyday Immortality contains a series of insights, known in eastern wisdom traditions as sutras, or koans. Like a string of pearls, each insight follows the next. You will ponder the meaning of each statement--some very obvious, others more challenging. Through this process, the reader's thought patterns are literally transformed, causing a permanent shift in perception. These exercises are a modern version of Gyana Yoga, India's ancient Yoga of Knowledge, long considered the most direct path to attaining enlightenment and immortality.

As a result of the process, your awareness and your experience of yourself and of the world will begin to change, and you will begin to slowly experience a state of joyful carefreeness and love that will stay with you more and more.

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In ancient yoga traditions, a sutra is like a pearl of wisdom--a spiritual commandment to ponder. Deepak Chopra has assembled a selection of modern translations from India's Gyan Yoga, known as the "yoga of knowledge." Each page contains a simple statement--intended to be read slowly and absorbed one reading at a time. "Each sentence must be fully understood and comprehended and give you a new insight before you move onto the next," instructs Chopra. "As you progress through these exercises, understanding and insight unfold in sequence."

On the surface, many of the sutras seem obvious, especially to experienced spiritual thinkers. For example, the lead-in sutra states: "The material universe and the physical body that I experience through my senses are only one aspect of reality." Chopra encourages readers not to be deceived by the simplicity. Ultimately, it is the process, he explains, not the individual sutras that lead to enlightenment. --Gail Hudson

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Deepak Chopra is the bestselling author of twenty-three books, including Ageless Body, Timeless Mind; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success; and The Path to Love. He is director of educational programs at The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

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