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While navigating their way through Mumbai's horrendous traffic, Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry get talking, delving into concepts ranging from the human condition to finding one's purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness. Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding how to do well at While navigating their way through Mumbai's horrendous traffic, Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry get talking, delving into concepts ranging from the human condition to finding one's purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness. Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding how to do well at work or even how you can give back to the world, Gaur Gopal Das takes us on an unforgettable journey with his precious insights on these areas of life. Das is one of the most popular and sought-after monks and life coaches in the world, having shared his wisdom with millions. His debut book, Life's Amazing Secrets, distils his experiences and lessons about life into a light-hearted, thought-provoking book that will help you align yourself with the life you want to live.


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While navigating their way through Mumbai's horrendous traffic, Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry get talking, delving into concepts ranging from the human condition to finding one's purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness. Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding how to do well at While navigating their way through Mumbai's horrendous traffic, Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry get talking, delving into concepts ranging from the human condition to finding one's purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness. Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding how to do well at work or even how you can give back to the world, Gaur Gopal Das takes us on an unforgettable journey with his precious insights on these areas of life. Das is one of the most popular and sought-after monks and life coaches in the world, having shared his wisdom with millions. His debut book, Life's Amazing Secrets, distils his experiences and lessons about life into a light-hearted, thought-provoking book that will help you align yourself with the life you want to live.

30 review for Life's Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life

  1. 4 out of 5

    Vishnu Chevli

    It was a Saturday evening around 5:55 PM, my daily office closing time, when my mobile pinged. That mobile notification brought mail with two great news for us. 1) We got mail from Pengium India to offer us a chance to review a book 2) The book was none other than Gaur Gopal Das, who's videos are being viral every now and then, refered by many of my friends on social media. So it was obvious that we were not gonna say no to such a golden opportunity. Though we had said yes, we were a little bit tens It was a Saturday evening around 5:55 PM, my daily office closing time, when my mobile pinged. That mobile notification brought mail with two great news for us. 1) We got mail from Pengium India to offer us a chance to review a book 2) The book was none other than Gaur Gopal Das, who's videos are being viral every now and then, refered by many of my friends on social media. So it was obvious that we were not gonna say no to such a golden opportunity. Though we had said yes, we were a little bit tensed as the book belonged to a spiritual/mental self-help genre, which I personally not prefer. But I was proved wrong just like his videos. Gaur Gopal Das has used a unique concept. He has narrated his incident from his personal experience. The story started with Gaur Gopal's visit to an elite (super rich) couple's house. Harry (husband) went to drop Gaur Gopal after lunch. They stuck in traffic during the trip, at that time Harry confessed his situation to Gaur Gopal, that was when the story started. From there started a series of serious thoughts bundled with amazing short stories or narrations that one can correlate. Gaur Gopal has wonderfully used the object in which they were traveling to explain things. The content was divided into 4 sections, just like 4 tyres of a car, which according to Gaur Gopal Das makes our life easy and satisfied. These 4 tyres are 1) Personal life 2) Relationship 3) Worklife 4) Social contributions Even if one tyre gets punctured one cannot drive safely or survive the good drive. Our life depends upon the balance of these tyres. With each section, Harry's doubts were resolved by Gaur Gopal by proper reasoning and spirituality. Good points 1) Easy to follow language and medium pace 2) A wonderful amalgamation of self-help and short stories 3) Applicable to each and every person, especially in India where people judge first and act later 4) Question provided at end of each chapter which can help to learn yourself and align yourself with the logic A sure shot must read for anyone and any age group. I must be the lucky one to get a chance to review such a book. No need for separate rating 5/5 to the book. Detailed Review Link - https://chevusread.blogspot.com/2019/...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ashok Rao

    This is not one of those books that will tell you how you can achieve your goals or make a lot of money. On the contrary it tells you, money or no money, how you can be happy. This book talks about how you can achieve happiness permanently. If you are looking for an escape, maybe you can travel, watch a movie or read a book. But if you are looking for something that will remain with you all your life, then read this book. It will definitely change the way you look at your life. You will tell you This is not one of those books that will tell you how you can achieve your goals or make a lot of money. On the contrary it tells you, money or no money, how you can be happy. This book talks about how you can achieve happiness permanently. If you are looking for an escape, maybe you can travel, watch a movie or read a book. But if you are looking for something that will remain with you all your life, then read this book. It will definitely change the way you look at your life. You will tell yourself - life is indeed beautiful. I'd like to thank Gaur Gopal Das for writing this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kaushlendra Kushwaha

    Hundreds of take aways you'll get here in this book. You'll learn to live the meaningful and peaceful life. Life is actually a car as described in this book. Here I'm sharing some best take aways- 1:- It's not the happy people who are grateful, it's the grateful people who are happy. 2:- The only price is Commitment & Consistency. 3:- Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. -Leo Buscaglia 4:- Learning to detach ourselves from situations that are outside our control is Hundreds of take aways you'll get here in this book. You'll learn to live the meaningful and peaceful life. Life is actually a car as described in this book. Here I'm sharing some best take aways- 1:- It's not the happy people who are grateful, it's the grateful people who are happy. 2:- The only price is Commitment & Consistency. 3:- Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. -Leo Buscaglia 4:- Learning to detach ourselves from situations that are outside our control is an imperative skill to learn for personal growth. 5:- Sometimes when we get engrossed in a problem, we feel trapped in our minds. 6:- Many of our problems lie in not understanding our fundamental identity:- "We are not human beings having spiritual experiences; We are spiritual beings having human experiences." 7:- It was not what you said, it's how you said it. 8:- It's the nature of the world to make you feel unsettled. 9:- People with closed mindset want to grow by beating others in their field. Open minded people, on the other hand, grow by developing themselves. 10:- If you do what you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. 11:- Live your life in such a way that who know you but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you. It's not the end, this book is really going to help you to grow your mind/thinking. MUST MUST READ...

  4. 5 out of 5

    Karthick

    This book simplifies and chants simple philosophy which can be useful to change our typical life pattern. It sections into 4 types: 1. Personal Life: To see the positive or good from negative, simply being gratitude. Press pause in you life and see the beautiful moments that flourished our life. you cant control everything in your life. Learning to detach ourselves from situations that are beyond our control is an imperative skill to learn for personal growth. 2. Relationship: you must be sensitiv This book simplifies and chants simple philosophy which can be useful to change our typical life pattern. It sections into 4 types: 1. Personal Life: To see the positive or good from negative, simply being gratitude. Press pause in you life and see the beautiful moments that flourished our life. you cant control everything in your life. Learning to detach ourselves from situations that are beyond our control is an imperative skill to learn for personal growth. 2. Relationship: you must be sensitive with your words and actions. Treat even inanimate objects with consideration and respect. Be good and see the good and magnify it. "It is not what you said it, it is how you said it". Forgive people who hurt you. Your life style is more affected by other person's life system than their habits. 3. work life: Being envious and uncontrolled ambition are two causes of unhealthy competition. so, compete yourself to have a healthy growth than comparing yourself with others. Rather than being political, it is better to constantly work hard on self-improvement to achieve excellence. Foundation of growth is understanding who you are. (great one!) Remember, people are touched by what you do than what you say. 4. social contribution: Be an ice cream and candle (enjoy your life before it melts; give light to others before it melts). Be selfishly selfless. Serve your family, society and Nation. As Muhammad Ali said, "The service you do for other is the rent you pay for your room here on earth". Not to forget,.. IKIGAI

  5. 5 out of 5

    Anadi

    This book helped me at the right time as I really needed something like this to read. Relationships, forgiveness and mental peace through gratitude and compassion are the concepts explained in fairly simple style with small stories. I may read this book again and again till the time it really sinks in.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hitessh Panchal

    Gaur Gopal Das ! The Youtube Monk !! Picked up this book as am following GGD on social media and the messages in his short videos are really soothing and takes you out of difficult situation for time being. Unfortunately, the book does not stand up to the title. Rather, he could've just printed transcript of all his videos, which would've been a very good read. Would rather stick to his short Videos. In the book, the monk gives Sermons and Sermons are easier said than done !!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Swati

    Hare Krishna! Gaur Gopal Das is a great motivational speaker and a lifestyle coach. I hardly miss any of his lectures on YouTube, he is really a solution finder with a very pragmatic approach. The best part is that his solutions are very implementable in day to day life. I was so excited to read his book but it could have been written in a much better way. It looked like as if it is just a summary of all the videos that he had delivered on Social media, nothing new in it. Same examples from the Hare Krishna! Gaur Gopal Das is a great motivational speaker and a lifestyle coach. I hardly miss any of his lectures on YouTube, he is really a solution finder with a very pragmatic approach. The best part is that his solutions are very implementable in day to day life. I was so excited to read his book but it could have been written in a much better way. It looked like as if it is just a summary of all the videos that he had delivered on Social media, nothing new in it. Same examples from the videos were quoted in the form of text. Substance in the book is not that strong to make him a good writer. On the contrary, he speaks quite a lot better than what he wrote. Some quotes looked so absurd and incomplete in their true sense. This book is much like khichdi of various books which are quite loved by people. My ethics do not allow me to mention the names of those books. I must say every good orator cannot be a good writer. We can pick up a few meaningful lessons from the book but not many.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Keshav

    Title: Life's Amazing Secrets Author: Gaur Gopal Das Genre: Motivational Pages: 208 My rating: 4/5 Review: The author lives as a monk in an ashram in downtown Mumbai. His 'ikigai' is to help people to live life happily. To live happily we have to choose to be happy. He compares our life to a four wheeled car and explains how to balance the four wheels: personal life, relationship, work place and social contribution, through instances from epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, and from his own world wide travel Title: Life's Amazing Secrets Author: Gaur Gopal Das Genre: Motivational Pages: 208 My rating: 4/5 Review: The author lives as a monk in an ashram in downtown Mumbai. His 'ikigai' is to help people to live life happily. To live happily we have to choose to be happy. He compares our life to a four wheeled car and explains how to balance the four wheels: personal life, relationship, work place and social contribution, through instances from epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, and from his own world wide travel experiences. A must read for people who have everything: money, home, family, health, but still are unhappy. There are two appendices: Forgiveness worksheet and Ikigai worksheet for practise.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Booxoul

    Life’s Amazing Secrets by Gaur Gopal Das I came to know about this Jolly looking and ever smiling Gaur Gopal Das, through a YouTube video. And the first thought that popped into my mind was, wow! this guy has the most amazing genuine smile. I also had a chance to meet this amazing person at Crossword Books Awards in 2018, at that time I had no idea that he had also authored a book. So when Penguin people send over one his book ‘Life’s Amazing Secret’ I was pleasantly surprised. A very short read th Life’s Amazing Secrets by Gaur Gopal Das I came to know about this Jolly looking and ever smiling Gaur Gopal Das, through a YouTube video. And the first thought that popped into my mind was, wow! this guy has the most amazing genuine smile. I also had a chance to meet this amazing person at Crossword Books Awards in 2018, at that time I had no idea that he had also authored a book. So when Penguin people send over one his book ‘Life’s Amazing Secret’ I was pleasantly surprised. A very short read this book, ‘Life’s Amazing Secrets’ is as serene as the author himself. Moreover, this is one of the best books I have read in the Spiritual genre recently. Gaur Gopal Das tells his readers to balance out four principles that form the foundation of a happy life… 1. Personal Life 2. Relationships 3. Work life and 4. Social Contribution According to him if we apply these four principles in our life, they can make us deeply happy and thus we are in harmony with our surroundings. This book ‘Life’ s Amazing Secret’ is not like other Goals achieving books. On the contrary, it guides you to balance out every aspect of life and hence the ultimate happiness. Gaur Gopal Das’s golden words in this book will forever be etched into your mind and heart. This book is a gold mine, forever with you. It spews gold, every time you open it. Every chapter in the book begins with a beautiful quote and, at the end of each chapter, there is a short summary. It’s a book that you can read anytime, anywhere, and whenever you feel low or lost. The pace of the book is very balanced, neither fast nor slow. And the narration is like a spiritual chant: giving a sense of serenity and positivity. Moreover, the language is crisp and easy to understand. Overall, it’s a must read for everyone, regardless of their age or gender.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Arunayan Sharma

    Really you will discover your life's amazing secrets. Must read for you.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anantha Narayanan

    An amazing read from the amazing author. Felt right messages throughout...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pragati Khare

    Book which brought back the values and principles I was being taught since I was a child . It’s always good to reflect on the basic values like practising gratitude, forgiveness , selflessness which we often forget in the coping up with daily chores . The book leaves me with amplified positivity and gratitude with respect to my journey so far in personal and professional life. A good barometer to test how we are coping up with challenges and difficulties in our life.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Aakanksha

    Overall Review: Simple, Easy to Read, Rich Content and absolutely NO PROPAGANDA. . “To accept someone when everything is going right is easy. But when things are falling apart around you and you stick together, that’s the test of a relationship. Love is when we have every reason to break up but we do not.” ― Gaur Gopal Das, Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life . Life's Amazing Secrets is actually an amazing book and Prabhuji explains the Four Wheels of our Life in a c Overall Review: Simple, Easy to Read, Rich Content and absolutely NO PROPAGANDA. . “To accept someone when everything is going right is easy. But when things are falling apart around you and you stick together, that’s the test of a relationship. Love is when we have every reason to break up but we do not.” ― Gaur Gopal Das, Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life . Life's Amazing Secrets is actually an amazing book and Prabhuji explains the Four Wheels of our Life in a conversational manner. The narration interleaved with stories gives a good impact of the message the author wants to convey. For those who have seen his videos can feel that his writing is a reflection of what we see through his videos. For ones who have already read the scriptures and are doing spiritual practice, this is a reinforcement. . This book came to me when I was going through a difficult time personally. The various stories shared by Prabhuji helped me look beyond the short term troubles and focus on Relationships, forgiveness and mental peace through gratitude and compassion. This is not a religious book of any faith but based on the universal principles of finding peace, purpose and happiness for an individual. . The write is easy to read and conversational but sometimes you might feel repetitive or something that you already know. I feel each spiritual guru has the same thing to say but how they put it across is more important. I liked the way Prabhuji has put across the age-old wisdom in a modern context and it definitely helped me. . Genre: Non Fiction, Self Help Rating: ****/5 Reading Difficulty: **/5

  14. 5 out of 5

    Avinash Pandey

    # Personal and professional relationships along with social responsibilities and rights often transgress to delible boundaries in modern complicated urban life. Claiming equipoise among the pulls of varied expectations and ambitious, people often get bewildered to make rational decisions. Impatience leads to impertinence and sours otherwise harmonious relationships. # Gaur Gopal Das, help you navigate such intricacies in life with rational solutions for contentious issues to resolve overdue strai # Personal and professional relationships along with social responsibilities and rights often transgress to delible boundaries in modern complicated urban life. Claiming equipoise among the pulls of varied expectations and ambitious, people often get bewildered to make rational decisions. Impatience leads to impertinence and sours otherwise harmonious relationships. # Gaur Gopal Das, help you navigate such intricacies in life with rational solutions for contentious issues to resolve overdue strained relationships and professional stagnation.#

  15. 4 out of 5

    Arunita Dutta

    This is not a self help guide. It is in fact one of those books that answers some of the most common potent questions that every millennial has in a very easy to read and comprehend language without even once founding preachy.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Harshit

    This books is treasury which contains all the secrets of Happiness and great satisfaction of life. It gives lot of messages in the form of story.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Vedvrat Shikarpur

    Great self help book to apply philosophy of Ikigai and other simple ideas to transform one's life.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Deəpak Thaper

    Great book and truly tells you how to find balance in life.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Naresh Bhati

    Very well said. Would love to recommend others for better life.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ronak

    Have not been a person into mediation or spirituality. But very easy writing on a relatively complex subject. Absolutely loved reading this.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ajay

    Beautiful book. Books like this should be gifted to close ones. I am sure they will love it :)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Neeraj Kumar

    Beautiful journey and wonderful story for all ages Neatly written and it's a must read for all The best part of the book is its original . The best thing is the suspense .

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sourav Sagar

    Best book I have ever read so far.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Vijit Jain

    Light book with lot of small relatable stories to help you enter spirituality. Writer haven't gone into depth of the subject; but gave good push to pursue gratitude, selflessness and few more spiritual techniques. Flow of the book is good and simple. Best part is how to pursue spirituality balancing with normal life.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bhavik S.R Patel

    The books was interesting and far more beautifully written. From his Experience with his friend/follower, how he heard his problem and how charismatically solved the problem and explained the secret to live a happy life. The book was fast and it didn't had any unwanted things. It was simple and a great book to read...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pritesh Pawar

    I have been following Gaur Gopal Das closely through his online videos. It was obvious that I could connect him instantly through this book. The greatest thing about Gaur Gopal Das is that he instantly connects corporate and modern life to spirituality. Being an Engineer, he is well attached to the modern era of technology. Having read Bhagwad Geeta, I felt that 'Life's Amazing Secrets' has followed the same pattern. In Bhagwad Geeta, Krishna narrated the life lesson's to Arjun. In this book, Gau I have been following Gaur Gopal Das closely through his online videos. It was obvious that I could connect him instantly through this book. The greatest thing about Gaur Gopal Das is that he instantly connects corporate and modern life to spirituality. Being an Engineer, he is well attached to the modern era of technology. Having read Bhagwad Geeta, I felt that 'Life's Amazing Secrets' has followed the same pattern. In Bhagwad Geeta, Krishna narrated the life lesson's to Arjun. In this book, Gaur Gopal Das has narrated the life lessons to one of his followers named Harry. As usual, this book was shown the real charm of Gaur Gopal Das. Many anecdotes are mentioned in this book. This keeps a reader engaged with his lessons. This book tells us about the four major wheels of Life - Personal Life, Relationships, Work Life and Social Contribution. Every aspect is explained in detail. Concluding it, I pretty much liked this book. Probably only because I had a personal connection with Gaur Gopal Das.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rounak Raj

    Wow! One of the best books i have ever read in my life . If you want to know the meaning of life then go for this book. I will highly reccommend this to you

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jagdamba Nautiyal

    Inspired by his You tube channel, I decided to read this book. A fantastic book to understand what life is and how to achieve happiness.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Abhilash Ruhela

    There is so much about spirituality going on in timelines and feeds on our social media that almost everyone is aware of the concept even if they practice it or not. For a person like me who is regularly following and reading about the stuff, keeps knowing new things every day and also getting refreshed with all the previously learnt concepts. Every time, I pick up a spiritual book or a book by a spiritual personality, it is my basic expectation to learn and know something new which can surprise There is so much about spirituality going on in timelines and feeds on our social media that almost everyone is aware of the concept even if they practice it or not. For a person like me who is regularly following and reading about the stuff, keeps knowing new things every day and also getting refreshed with all the previously learnt concepts. Every time, I pick up a spiritual book or a book by a spiritual personality, it is my basic expectation to learn and know something new which can surprise, shock, astonish and mind-boggle me. If nothing of that sort happens, the book is a failure for me which is written not to introduce new concepts to human beings but just for sake of writing a book to accomplish one of the personal goals and yearly resolutions. 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. Thanks. ABHILASH RUHELA!!! Read the full review on :- http://www.writingbuddha.com/2018/10/...

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amol Jaiswal

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. When it's about life, no one has actually directed it better than gaur gopal. Teaching life lessons with a story, he actually made me visualize his own experience by putting me in his place. Everything that was told in book was fascinating. It concluded that money doesn't always give you happiness that you're looking for. Invest some time for your own self.

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