Peace Is the Way (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Mar 8, 2005 - Religion - 288 pages
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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.”

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 new way of being in the world, giving each individual the power to end war in our time.


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Review: Peace Is the Way: Bringing War and Violence to an End

User Review  - Marypoppings - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Review: Peace Is the Way: Bringing War and Violence to an End

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

Another book I didn't care for too much until the end Read full review

Contents

Title Page
THE SPECTER OF THEM
BEYOND TOXIC NATIONALISM
WHY DOES GOD WANT WAR?
THE METAPHYSICS OF TERROR
THE BODY AT PEACE
Epilogue
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Deepak Chopra is one of the world’s bestselling spiritual authors and the founder of the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California.

If you would like to become part of a global community of conscious peace makers, please visit www.chopra.com and click under “News from Deepak.” Also visit Alliance for the New Humanity at www.anhglobal.org.


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