A handbook for unlocking the soul’s purpose and manifesting a fulfilling life
• Reinterprets the traditional Dharma system of ancient India as a map for revealing one’s true purpose
• Provides tests for determining one’s Dharma type
• Explains the benefits, challenges, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each of the 5 Dharma types
Have you ever wondered why, despite great obstacles, some people achieve success, while others, though given everything, seem to squander it away? Or why some people, despite having very little, radiate joy, while others appear miserable though surrounded by opulence? The answer is Dharma: knowing your soul’s purpose and living it is the key to creating a fulfilling life.
Built on a deep body of Vedic knowledge, the ancient system of social structure and spiritual duty known as Dharma has modern applications for people seeking their life’s purpose. Author Simon Chokoisky explains the five Dharma archetypes--Warrior, Educator, Merchant, Laborer, and Outsider--and how your life’s purpose goes hand-in-hand with your Dharma type. Providing tests to determine your type, he outlines the benefits, challenges, emotional and learning styles, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each type.
Chokoisky reveals how the Dharma types function as an operating system for your identity, helping you map your life and play to your innate strengths, whether in choosing a prosperous career or field of study or in facing health challenges and meeting fitness goals. By accepting and understanding the nature of your type, you begin to align with your true purpose and, regardless of fate, find joy and meaning in life.
Building on themes explored in his previous book and DVD series on Vedic astrology and dharma types, Chokoisky applies elements of the ancient Indian Vedic tradition to the modern psyche in this comprehensive handbook. Simple self-tests help readers determine their dharma type educator, laborer, merchant, warrior, or outsider while subsequent chapters explore these labels and apply them to real-world decisions like choosing a partner or a profession. Chokoisky's tone is authoritative, inspirational, and rich with pop culture references from Harry Potter to Spider-Man that make his message accessible to the modern, Western mind. Exercises engage readers in a range of activities from sensory experiments to determine food preferences to more esoteric explorations such as choosing a totem animal as a spirit guide. While there are few true surprises here, either for fans of Chokoisky's earlier work on dharma types or those familiar with other personality typing systems, the author demonstrates a deep understanding of his subject. He writes clearly and eloquently, offering a spiritually inspired, and ultimately practical, guidebook for personal fulfillment. Previously published as The Dharma Types: Secrets of the Five Ancient Castes that Will Transform Your Life.