- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Ananda (8 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143442295
- ISBN-13: 978-0143442295
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2 x 20 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1,154 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Life's Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life Paperback – 8 Oct 2018
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Gaur Gopal Das studied electrical engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune. After a brief stint with Hewlett Packard, he decided to live life as a monk in an ashram in downtown Mumbai. He has remained there for twenty-two years, learning the antiquity of ancient philosophy and the modernity of contemporary psychology, to become a life coach to thousands in the city.
Gaur Gopal Das has been travelling the world since 2005, sharing his wisdom with corporate executives, universities and charities. In 2016, his global popularity exploded as he took his message online. With millions of views on his videos on social media, he has now begun to lead a movement to help others achieve happiness and purpose in their lives. Now one of the most famous monks in the world, Gaur Gopal Das holds the title of 'The Ideal Young Spiritual Guru', conferred upon him by the Indian Student Parliament, MIT Pune.
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Same has been the case after reading “Life’s Amazing Secrets” written by none other than one of the most popular spiritual personality on Youtube- Gaur Gopal Das. I have been following two personalities on Youtube when it comes to spiritual knowledge- No one can beat my following for Sadhguru and 2nd, this gentleman- Gaur Gopal Das. He has such a polite and well-speaking oratory skills that you can hear him for hours. Also, his concepts, examples and logics that he gives in his videos are so up to the mark that it teaches you something new each time you watch one of his new videos. Though I do not like the way ISKCON endorses spiritualism by circulating the knowledge only from the one dimension that they believe in but still, this man speaks individually by not bonding himself under the premise of the institution’s agenda. Unfortunately, everything that I have spoken about his powerful knowledge sharing capacity in his videos cannot be said for his debut book.
The book gives me a very basic knowledge of how to lead life which you have yourself kept hearing since childhood from your parents and colony’s uncles and aunts. Not a single chapter in the book is as impactful as such self-help and spiritual book are expected of. As Das has himself said in the start of the book that writing the book was not his original thought, but the publisher asked him to, this book also displays the same that author just completed it for the sake of at least start with writing books. Author has gone the Robin Sharma way where he has written the book in the conversational format still dividing it into different chapters but couldn’t deliver the same simple keys that can help us in changing our lifestyle and approach towards living.
The author has spoken about the four basic wheels of life in the book:- Balancing personal life, maintaining relationships, regulating work life and managing social contributions. The only section that I found little different than what I have regularly read is the one talking about managing work life. Except that, there is a section in which the author has described how should one sit in an asana and release the stress off which also sounded solution-proof. Otherwise, at the end of each chapter, author has summarized the whole chapter, and I am sorry to say, but if you only read those 4-5 bulleted points in the summary, you are done with the book as it has nothing more than that. This is a very confused book where author has also ended up giving examples or real-life scenarios which are not even completely relevant to the stuff he is talking about. Overall, I would say a very disappointing debut and I give this book only 2 stars out of 5.
1)People don't care what you know, unless they know what you care.
2) we don't see things as they are we see things as we are.
Not just these two lines but on every page of this treasure writer put forth the amazing lessons, stories and secrets which is tremendous.
Many of us have given one star just because they received damaged book or wrong product delivered or they are not happy with paper quality..Amazon provides you replace/return option then why are you giving rerate just because of unpleasant delivery...
So this book is an extension to it. Watching video is one thing. You need to put pieces together. Here he has done that wonderful job of putting things coherently together. Chapter by chapter he discusses, step by step, how to change the way you look at others, the world, how to fill it with positive energy , gratitude etc.,. Ofcourse all this is only to make your own life meaningful.
So makes an excellent reading. I personally preferred print format as I can carry with me and also share it.
have nice time.