Peace Is the Way: Bringing War and Violence to an End in Our Time

Version: Abridged
Author: Deepak Chopra MD
Narrator: Deepak Chopra MD
Genres: Self Development, Politics
Publisher: Random House Audio Dimensions
Published In: January 2005
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

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."
How can this be done?
By facing the truth that war is satisfying, and then substituting new satisfactions so that violence is no longer appealing. "War has become a habit. We reach for it the way a chain smoker reaches for a cigarette, promising to quit but somehow never kicking the habit." But Chopra tells us that peace has its own power, and our task now is to direct that power and multiply it one person at a time.
Behind the numbing headlines of violence running out of control there are unmistakable signs of a change--Chopra believes that a majority of people are ready to see an end to war. "Right now 23 million soldiers serve in armies around the world. Can't we find ten times that number who will dedicate themselves to peace? A hundred times?"
"Peace Is the Way challenges each of us to take the next leap in personal evolution. "You aren't asked to be a saint, or to give up any belief. You are only asked to stop reacting out of fear, to change your allegiance from violence to peace." In a practical seven-step program, Chopra shows the reader how to become a true peacemaker. "Violence may be innate in human nature, but so is its opposite: love. The next stage of humanity, the leap which we are poised to take, will be guided by the force of that love." This is more than a hope or an aspiration. It is a newway of being in the world, giving each individual the power to end war in our time.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews (2)

Everyone should listen to this!

Written by Jason Sawicki on February 3rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

There seems to be a shift occurring in the collective conscience of today. Deepak puts it in plain words - for us to stop wars, we must stop believing in the idea of war. In addition, the path of peace is one that is individualistic. I encourage you to read this book and become part of the New Humanity.

Peace Is The Way

Written by Anonymous on September 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Absolutely wonderful book expounds upon the author's ideas about peace and the futility of war and war-like ideology in our time. Given current events, I am recommending this book to everyone I know. If we all practice and exercise this mindset, the world would be a significantly better place in which to exist.

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.