Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

                     'The Secret' is a book that I picked up from the Best Sellers rack in the book store. Having heard many reviews of this book including an exclusive show in Oprah Winfrey show dedicated to it, I was curious to read this much acclaimed book.
                      The book is based on a simple law termed 'The Law of Attraction' , the law that determines our destiny and draws things towards us. The primary concept of this book is that each individual is the author of his destiny and thinking positive powerful thoughts enables him to achieve his goal. At various points there are quotes from famous doctors, scientists , social workers ,etc discussing how they happened to transform their lives following 'The Secret'.
                      A lot of content of the book is based on the 'Ask , Believe, Receive' mantra. When you ask for something and whole heartedly believe that it will happen , you will reap the rewards. The first thought that came to my mind when I finished this book was that , a book published in the 20th century carries the same message present in the Indian vedas written eons ago . So great and priceless is our Indian Vedas and upanishads that 'The Secret' by merely picking gists of it has become a best seller.
                        Overall a good read and narrated in a very positive tone. Also the glossy pages with comforting text will make your reading interesting .  A nice read for anyone looking for some optimism and hope in life :)


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    Vaishnavi said...
    I have wondered about this book for a while actually...thanks for the review! I'll be sure to remember this when I am in need of some cheering up :)
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    Okay, to the cynics I would like to say, if you don't believe in this stuff, nobody is forcing you to. The Law of Attraction will not stop working because you don't want to believe it. To the believers I have to say, use it well.
    I lead a very happy life, and more happy stuff just keeps coming to me. The cynics lead a skeptical life, more doubts keep coming to them. The depressed lead a sorrowful life, they keep finding more reasons to be sad. That's it. You want to be happy, you've gotta believe you're happy, end of story.

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