Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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BOOK REVIEW

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Group-10

About the Author
Robin S. Sharma

Robin Sharma is one of the world’s premier thinkers on leadership, personal growth and life management. He was born in Nepal in 1965. The bestselling author of  The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
Robin Sharma is in constant demand internationally as keynote speaker at the conferences of many of the most powerful companies on the planet including Microsoft, Nortel Networks, General Motors, FedEx and IBM. He is a resident of Ontario, Canada. (Barnes and Noble)  Robin S.Sharma holds two law degrees including masters of law, LL.B ,L.L.M, and PhD. Robin is the founder of Sharma Leadership International Inc., a global consultancy that helps people in organizations. Clients include Microsoft, GE, NIKE, FedEx and IBM.

About the book

It’ a fable or just another self-help book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari does inspire you to change your life for the better. While the book sheds light on life’s bigger questions, it shows you how moderate changes in lifestyle, diet, exercise and how you deal with your relationships can help you develop better mentally, physically and spiritually. It defines success not in terms of material wealth but in terms of how well you know yourself. It encourages you to read more, eat less, exercise every day, spend more time with your family and think positive.

About The Characters.

Julian Mantle- A rich lawyer turned monk to re-discover his life.

John- Close friend & co-worker of Julian.

Yogi Raman- The most oldest & the head of the sages of sivana.

Yogi Krishnan- Lawyer turned monk like Julian.

Jenny- John’s wife to whom his happily married & has 2 children.

Story

Following his heart attack Julian Mantle had sold all his property (Yes, his Ferrari too) and left for India. The author tells us about Julian’s Indian odyssey, how he met the sages of Sivana who had a life changing effect on him. Julian Mantle shares his story of transformation, his secrets of a happy and fulfilling life with his friend John. Julian describes Sivana- a small place located in the Himalayas, the land of rose covered huts, placid blue waters with white lotuses floating, youth and vitality, beautiful glowing faces, fresh and exotic fruits. He tells John about the sages of Sivana who knew all secrets of how to live life happily and how to fulfil one’s dreams and reach one’s destiny. Julian relates his experiences with yogi Raman the leader of the sages of Sivana and the person who taught Julian his secrets of a happy and fulfilling life. He narrates to John the fable that contained the seven virtues for a life abundant with inner peace, joy and a wealth of spiritual gifts. He tells John the techniques that he learned from yogi Raman on how to master our minds with simple techniques like “the heart of rose technique” and “the secret of lake technique”. He tells John how to cultivate the mind and how to use setbacks for expanding knowledge of the self. He talks about setting and following our own purpose and teaches John the ancient art of self-leadership with techniques such as “do the things you fear” and “the 5 step method for attaining goals”. He waxes eloquent about the value of self-discipline and respect for time. He describes techniques such as “the ancient rule of 20” and “the vow of silence”. He teaches how to focus on the priorities and thereby maintain a balance and simplify life. He gives examples that prove that willpower is the essential virtue of a fully actualized life. Julian teaches John the virtue of selflessness in serving others. He asks John to embrace the present and live in the present - “Now”, never to sacrifice happiness for achievements and to savour the journey of life and live each day as his last one. At the end he asks John to spread these secrets for the benefit of other people. Embracing...
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