Life’s Amazing Secrets: Book Review & Lessons

Life’s Amazing Secrets by Gaur Gopal Das

Publisher: Penguin

First Published On: 17 September 2018

Genre: Self- Help

About Life’s Amazing Secrets:

We are constantly struggling to make more and more money. We think that we will be happy once we become rich. The final destination cannot be money.

Instead, we should make ways to be a happier version of ourselves. Happiness should be the final goal to live a blissful life.

Wealth cannot buy happiness. Even the richest person can be unhappy. Similarly, the poorest can be the one filled with happiness. Happiness is something that does not see that you are rich or poor. It belongs to those who truly cherish being content, irrespective of the current situation.

The book will teach you how to strike the right balance between work, relationships, society, and spirituality. The simple principles and techniques can be used by anyone, to experience a sense of satisfaction.

The secret of life is finding balance. We must balance the four crucial areas of our life: our personal life, our relationships, our work life, and our social contribution.

Gaur Gopal Das teaches ancient eastern wisdom to the people and helps them to live a fulfilled life. He once got an invitation by one of his Attendee named Mr. Hariprasad Iyer for lunch. After a lot of persistence, he decides to visit his home for lunch.

Gaur Gopal Das visited Iyer’s home, and his experience was magnificent. Mr. Iyer made a lot of money and lived a luxurious life. Gaur Gopal Das was happy to see the status and the lifestyle of his follower. Later he discovered that Mr. Iyer was unhappy and completely lost in his life.

So, this book is a guide for all the people who seek happiness. The author has mentioned stories that will make you understand life better.

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Key Takeaways:

Lesson 1Happiness does not come automatically

Happiness is a choice. It’s a decision. Once we decide to be happy, we start living life with integrity and balance. 

If you can balance your personal, work, and relationships, you open doors for creating more happiness.

Lesson 2: We must choose how to respond

We must have a positive state of mind when dealing with problems. Being positive does not mean we neglect the negative. 

Staying positive keeps your mind focused and thinking effectively. It removes the chaos and makes you calm so that you can find the right solution.

You can practice positivity by being grateful for the things around you. Gratitude is a state of being that allows us to see the positive.

Lesson 3: If you want to grow, you have to compete

At work, we tend to compare and compete with others, instead of comparing and competing with ourselves. We need to complete but with ourselves. The goal should be to improve ourselves.

Competition is a mindset that we have to redefine. Whether it’s school, college, sports, workplace, business, competition is a part of our lives. So, we should focus on creating a healthy ecosystem of competition.

Lesson 4: Our association is powerful

It can uplift us or bring us down. We eventually become the people we surround ourselves with. We shart sharing time, thoughts, values, beliefs, etc.

A man or a woman is known by the company they keep. We need to be smart in choosing people, especially a relationship for life.

Lesson 5: Practice selflessness

Selflessness starts with our family, but it should not just end there. We should help those outside of our immediate care and affection too.

Practice compassion and help others whenever possible. They can be your family members, friends, relatives, or any person near you. Have a heart that can heal others to build a better place to live.

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My Favorite Section:

The are several quotes by some of the eminent people added in the chapters. It makes the lessons more empowering.

The author has used a lot of beautifully crafted real-life, relatable stories. These stories make it an enjoyable read.


This book acts as a spiritual guide, as the author has meticulously explained, the way to achieve happiness in life. You are happy or sad, old or young, this book will shape your perspective towards life.

I would suggest everyone to read this spectacular book. You will be inspired by each and every story mentioned by the author. Life’s Amazing Secrets book will not leave you empty-handed. It will shower you with immense knowledge required for a better version of the life.

About the Author:

Gaur Gopal Das is an ex-engineer, now a monk, life coach, and motivational speaker.

He runs a youtube channel named- Gaur Gopal Das and shares several motivational and spiritual videos. Gaur Gopal Das is helping and healing people with his words of wisdom.

He lives a simple ashram life and is following his passion for helping the world. Also, he is a member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

He is the writer of another popular book -The Way of the Monk: The Four Steps to Peace, Purpose, and Lasting Happiness.

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Quotes From the Book:

‘‘If someone offers you an amazing opportunity, and you are not sure you can do it, say YES, then learn how to do it later.’’ – Sir Richard Branson

‘‘Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.’’ – Aldous Huxley

‘‘Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.’’ – Democritus

Rating: 4/5

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