The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a self-help book written by Robin Sharma.
The story is about a litigation lawyer, Julian Mantle and how he turned into a monk.
About Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is a famous Canadian writer, who worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25 when he self-published a book on stress management and spirituality titled ‘MegaLiving’.
He is one of the world’s premier speakers on Leadership and has founded a company ‘Sharma Leadership International’.
Content of the book
The story of Julian Mantle can be compared to anyone of us. We live our lives in such a way that we don’t find any time for ourselves.
Julian Mantle was a renowned counsel who gave up his job to change himself. He sold his Ferrari and went to the mountains of Sivana in India.
In those beautiful mountains, he met with Yogi Ramam, who taught him life lessons which he found worth sharing to his best buddy John when he returned to his native land.
Yogi Raman gave the lessons to Julian in the form of a story that included a beautiful garden, a towering lighthouse, a 9-foot tall sumo wrestler with his private parts covered with Pink wire cable, a gold stopwatch, the fragrant roses and a path of diamonds.
These things were used as metaphors for depicting various things of human lives which can lead anyone to the path of success and peacefulness. Read out the book to find out…..
But, the book’s main focus is to provide you the spiritual success in life.
Best quotes from the book
Stop being a prisoner of your past, instead become the architect of your future.
The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The pressure is not always a bad thing. Pressure can inspire you to achieve great ends.
The only limits on your life are those that you set yourself.
Fear is nothing more than a negative stream of consciousness.
You sow a thought, you reap an action. Reap an action, you sow a habit. Sow a habit, you reap a character. Sow a character, you reap your destiny.
Planning is important because failing to plan is planning to fail.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Whom should read
For underachievers, this book can guide you the way forward. Do not hesitate to take the risk as ” How you ever gonna know if you never even try? “
When you will take the right path, you will always reach your destination.
For those who think that they have achieved everything in life, probably, this is the book to read.
It makes you think if the material possessions are enough to make you feel good about life, or there is something missing.
This book could be the start of your story. It can help you define your own path. After reading this book, every step that you will take in life, you will know the purpose of it.
as stated in the book ……….
The Purpose of Life is a Life of purpose