The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Book Review

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“The secret of happiness is simple: find out what you truly love to do and then direct all your energy towards doing it. Once you do this, abundance flows into your life and all your desires are filled with ease and grace.”

The Monk Who sold His Ferrari

Julian Mantle, an attorney, used to live a life full of luxury, power and respect, had a heart attack one day from which he merely survived. Thinking that his stressful schedule has something to do with the attack, he decided to take a break and selling his most loved Ferrari, he moved to India for a search of the meaning of life. He was never heard of anymore.

Years later, as John was completing the last of his works for the day, a young monk came to visit him. His face radiated pure energy and youthfulness. It was none other than Julian, his old colleague. But, how changed he was! No more that conceited, power-hungry and short tempered old man he was! His face was filled with contentment and his body emitted the aura of calm and intelligence that instantly drew respect from the minds of people.

As the night passed by, Julian revealed the secrets of an Enlightened Living. Through a wonderful story of a Sumo wrestler, he taught John, and indirectly, us, the secrets to a happy life. He teaches us that by controlling our minds, we focus our energy into the work we need to do. An otherwise general man would have a thousand of useless information cluttered in his mind which prevents him to pay complete attention to the work at hand. Julian also explained the Ten Rituals of Radiant Living. It includes the practice of habits of early awakening, practising solitude, exercising daily and eating healthy.

As Paulo Coelho said, it is “A captivating story that teaches as it delights”- A fable carefully narrated to teach all the readers the value of living a life for the soul. This book preaches the concept of following the Middle Path in a convincing way. Although it tells you that one shouldn’t chase only material wealth, it doesn’t completely deny the fact that wealth is required for a living. It just keeps reminding the reader to set aside time for exploring your inner self too. Time management, self-discipline, concentration, meditation, self – exploration are some of the key aspects the fable focuses on. I would definitely suggest you buy the book if you feel that you are not able to cope up with life and it’s ways. Helped me a lot when I was so helpless about what exactly to focus on and how to manage my time and schedule. I am sure it will help you too, guiding you through the right path, motivating and inspiring till the end. Unlike other self-help books, this one is actually a fast-paced one, and so, I am sure, you won’t be bored.

About the Author:

Robin Sharma:
Born on 16 June 1964, the Canadian writer, Robin Sharma, worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25 when he self-published his first self-help book Mega Living in 1994. However, it was The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari who bought him the name and fame. Since then, all his self-help books have never failed to hit the Bestseller column. Some of his other books you must read are Who Will Cry When You Die, The Secret Letters, The Leader who had no Title, The Greatness Guide and his most recent page-turner, The 5 AM Club. For daily motivation, visit Robin Sharma’s official website https://www.robinsharma.com/

Book: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Author: Robin Sharma
Genre: Self Help, Fiction.
ISBN: 9788179921623
Pages: 198 pages
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

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8 Comments
  1. Ishani Mitra says

    Wonderfully written.. really impressive ♥️ This review motivates me to absolutely read the book!🌈

  2. Hemant Budhwani says

    I have been meaning to read this book for quite a while now. It was already in my TBR before. And after reading this review, I can’t help but order it myself now. You have very adequately summarized the essence of this book. Great review. 🙂

  3. Pretisha Bhar says

    Very well written……😀

    1. Yash Gupta says

      Amazing Review! Just loved the way you elaborated each and every aspect of the book. This book is in my TBR list surely going to check this out super soon. 😎

  4. Bookish Devil says

    Amazing review. I might read a couple of his books this June. Thanks to you 😛

    1. GeekyAlien says

      Nice!, Happy Reading.

  5. Anonymous says

    well written…clear, succinct, robust
    and compact.😊

  6. Silvia Roy says

    well written..inspiring, engaging and very useful… different and refreshing… excellent , Cocky and quirky in equal measure, it is a must-read.

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