The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma | A Book Review
Product Details –
- Pages: 198
- Genre: Self-Help
- Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
- ISBN – 13: 9788179921623
My Rating: 4/5
Goodreads Rating: 3.8/5
“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.”
‘The Monk who Sold his Ferrari’ is definitely among the best selling books and is undoubtedly one of the most inspirational books you will ever come across.
The book is as fascinating as its title. It is a precious fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny; as the author calls it. It is the one that will make you give some thought to your life, your dreams, your goals and your daily habits in achieving those goals. It is about the journey of a litigator who turned into a monk after facing disasters of his life. He met Indian monks, Yogi Krishnan and Yogi Raman, on his journey that proved to be responsible for his incredible change. The monks he met, told him about seven fables of life with which the monks survive for hundreds of years.
“We live in an age when we have forgotten what life is all about.”
Each and everything is well explained and slow paced. Keep your focus on the message it is giving and it will turn out to be life-changing for you. It will guide you in maintaining a relationship with oneself and others. The Seven Virtues of Enlightened Living that the Himalayan gurus use are the one you would want to learn to achieve your goal.
But the biggest challenge after reading this book is- ‘it is hard to incorporate all the exercise into your routine.’ The human behavior of “more and more at the moment” kills it all. But it will be easy for you if you practice one mantra or exercise at a time and you will love the transformation of your thoughts and your life. It will still be hard to practice all of them though.
The title of the book is also somewhat misleading; the character, Julian Mantle sold his Ferrari and then went to India to become the monk, but the way fiction is used to spread the message is outstanding.
Overall, the book is thought-provoking and life-changing. It is highly inspirational and the ideas are potentially powerful. Follow all the techniques, bite-by-bite and the results would fascinate you! Plus it’s a fun and easy read!
Those who are finding their dreams, chasing their dreams, finding a better way of living or frustrated with the present situation or lost in the game of life, must read this book.
‘Purpose of life is to have life of purpose.’