Book Title: The Monk who sold His Ferrari
Author : Robin Sharmar
Reviewer: Mike Akintayo
I decided to read the monk who sold his Ferrari last year September after it was recommended by a friend.
The author used story to convey important principles. I guess that makes it more interesting and fun to read. If you’ve been bothered about self-discovery. This is one of the best books to read.
The book started with a story of a man called Julian Mantle who collapsed in the courtroom.
Prior to then, Julian was a successful lawyer who has achieve pretty much in the law profession.
Anyway, the heart attack became a game changer for Julian Mantle. This is because the heart attack was not only an attack but a call to destiny. Why did I say so?
The heart attack made Julian Mantle reflect on his life and led him to India (Kashmir precisely). Kashmir is an ancient and mystical state that sits sleepily at the foot of the Himalayas.
He called his journey to Kashmir “personal odyssey of the self”. It was in Kashmir that he met a man called Yogi Krishnan. Yogi krishnan later became his teacher and make him live among the sage of Sivvana.
He taught him how to live a richer and fulfilling life with the condition that when he returned back, he must share what he learnt with others.
After his 3 years in Kashmir, he came back to his friend John who worked with him while he was a lawyer. He narrated lessons learnt to his friend John who was surprised how a man who looks older than his age not look quite younger.
The level of transformation of Julian Mantle after his odyssey to India was visible to the blind and audible to the deaf.
So, the book is all about the lessons Julian learnt from Sage of Sivvana and was reported by John. The books contain a lot of nuggets that will aid the journey of self-discovery of its readers.
It covers topics such as purpose discovery, cultivating the mind, thought process, self discipline, Mantras / Creative Envisioning, time management, giving, building positive relationship, Gratitude, Power of saying No etc.
The book gives some techniques to have a trained mind and always think good thoughts. It includes: The Heart of the Rose, Opposition Thinking and the Secret of the Lake.
In the book, you will also discover The Power of Self-Examination, The 5 Step and Method for Attaining Goals, The 10 Ancient Rituals for Radiant Living, The Ancient Rule of 20, the Deathbed Mentality and 7 timeless virtues of enlightened living.
Here are some nuggets from the book:
From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.’ Every event offers you lessons.
Begin to live out of the glory of your imagination, not your memory.”
To liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination.
Quick-fixes do not work. All lasting inner change requires time and effort.
The very fact that you have a desire, or a dream means that you have the corresponding capacity to realize it.
The moment you concentrate the focus of your mind on a singular purpose, extraordinary gifts will appear within your life.
If you’ve read The monk who sold his Ferrari By Robin Sharmar, I will like to recommend also to you the Alchemist by Paul Coelho.
Those two books are Fire especially if you are just starting out on a journey of self-discovery. I’ve read both books and I can tell you that one of the greatest harm you will do yourself is not to get a copy to read.
What book will you like me to review soon?