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Sacred Verses, Healing Sounds, Volumes I and II

The Bhagavad Gita and Hymns of the Rig Veda
Written by: Deepak Chopra
Narrated by: Deepak Chopra
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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In this illuminating audio experience, Deepak Chopra invites listeners to experience the therapeutic power of sound through language and music. In Volume I, Deepak explains how language forms our material reality and shapes our beliefs and behavior. Listeners are treated to a selection of sacred verses from the Bhagavad Gita that spontaneously generate insight, intuition, and inner harmony.

In Volume II, Deepak continues with a selection of hymns and prayers from an ancient Indian scripture, the Rig Veda. Filled with praise to the gods, the elements, and the bounty of the earth, the recording takes listeners on an unforgettable journey into the true nature of the universe. The more one listens to these sacred verses, the more one gains from the healing power contained within the sound of the verse themselves.

©1994 Deepak Chopra, M.D. (P)1994 New World Library/Amber-Allen

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  • Ricardo
  • 31-12-09

Give it a chance...

On first listen, I wasn't sure what to make of this because it is definitely different.
After a while I started to really get into the narration of the Gita and the music behind it. I've lost count of how many times I've went back and re-listened to this because of the beauty of the blend of words and music.
My only complaint is that it is too short, I wish that he would have done all 18 chapters.


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  • Brandon
  • 30-12-08

More like 3.75

The quality of the audio isn't great on the download. The sitar music overshadows the readings somewhat. It's a certian style of reading and think there is alot of missing parts from the original. However, it is very beautiful and very insightful into the some of the meaning

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  • Divya
  • 12-09-05

In English!! Dah - where are the sacred verses

I didnt buy this one to hear Deepak Chopra transalate the Bhagavad Geeta in English to me...I wanted to hear the Sanskrit verses which are so intense and soothing to hear! Plus there are only 13 chapters in this audio book - The Bhagavad Geeta has 18 chapters!!

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  • Sandeep
  • 21-06-12

Deepak Chopra at his best

Spiritual Information of the Bhagavad Gita from a very different perspective. A must Listen for everyone.

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  • Ram Kumar
  • 08-04-08

Good Explanation

I have heard more traditional ones and it is usually believed that narrator should not derive his own meanings and explanations from the sacred texts. But deepak chopra really proved them wrong. This is a very good summary.

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  • MM
  • 17-02-05

Very relaxing

I have an anxiety disorder and for some reason this audio always calms my mind. I don't know if it's Deepak's voice or the actual words. Perhaps it's just he concentration on the story. It's very metaphorical and interesting. I highly recommend this audiobook. I have one other title by Dr. Chopra which is pretty good but I like this one the most.

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  • Rose
  • 10-07-04

Great, as usual!

Deepak has always had my admiration. He understands Western minds! Also his voice is hypnotic. I was waiting for this title!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-11-10

Excellent for the Psyche & soul

Deepak Chopra has a soothing voice with a heavy accent, but when I just stopped trying to remember the passages and just listened this measure of healing versus and sound did what Chopra said it would do; bring me a calming less fearful and fulfilling empowerment to be who I am because there is true peace in realizing this...

Just listen don't think understanding is within you....

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  • dr brian d richards
  • 02-01-20

Incredibly useful

Across the spectrum of ancient and revered spiritual texts, this is one of the most practically useful. It is both profound and wrenchingly poignant, in that all of Arjuna's spiritual realizations with Krishna occur on the very battlefield itself--as he is fighting to the death against his own family. It is also one of the most compelling descriptions of mystical-type experience that I've found (e.g., transformative experiences that happen spontaneously and that are often described as "ineffable," or beyond words). I've come back to this iteration many times over the years, and I continue to draw insight and wisdom from it that is directly applicable to the present moment in my life, whatever it may be. Extraordinary as a karma yoga meditative practice when landscaping, preparing a meal, driving to work, etc. To quote the Gita, "Cut the path of ignorance. Conquer the path of ignorance. Enjoy the path of enlightenment. All your enemies have already been slain."

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  • Veil Worker
  • 18-10-19

Music louder than narration

I enjoyed the topic and content very much but the music was too loud. Difficult to hear.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-11-19

Sacred Verses, Annoying Sounds

Whilst the topic was superb and the reading, although monotonous, was listenable, the annoying wailing voice in the mix prevented me from listening to the narration. It was mentally wearing - I had to concentrate so hard I found it pointless in the end.

I realise that the music and 'singing' is spiritual music to some, but in the context of this audio book, it was totally inappropriate and made it totally impossible to listen to.

I will return this if possible for a refund. Do yourself a favour - don't bother!

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  • Linda King
  • 03-05-18

Background warbling too loud

I could not follow the story comfortably because of the terrible background noise. all very confusing and annoying because I do really like this book to read. very disappointed.

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  • Tim
  • 21-08-07

purity of knowledge

deepak chopra :it has been said that pure cognised knowledge can be lost in one generation be interesting to see if deepak has some way of averting this or is it already lost with him

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