Friday, March 26, 2010

Book Review--The Monk who sold his Ferrari..

It was March 2007, when I first started reading the book ‘The monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma’. However I could not complete it due to my pre engagements and lack of interest after reading few pages. During my summers, I again got the prospect of reading it…

Robin Sharma has always been a fabulous storyteller and this notion of mine has been reassured after reading this enlightening book. At first look, the title of the novel is misleading but as you keep on reading…You will realize how Ferrari has been associated with the millionaire lawyer turned enlightened monk. A beautifully woven story with few incidents and objects is core of the novel..

Garden being symbolized as human mind to emphasize on cultivating our mind• The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts
• There are no mistakes - only lessons. See setbacks as opportunities for personal expansion and spiritual growth

Light house in the garden specifies the purpose of life constantly.• The purpose of life is a life of purpose
• Discovering and then realizing your lifework brings lasting fulfillment
• Set clearly defined personal, professional and spiritual goals, and then have the courage to act on them.
A 90 kg weight sumo wrestler is being resembled to an important concept ‘Kaizen’ of continuous improvement.• Enlightenment comes through the consistent cultivation of your mind, body and soul.

And the list is on…it talks about self discipline, time as the most precious commodity and our ultimate purpose in life is to selflessly serve others. The one thing which separates it from other self help books is the techniques which have been given to achieve the transformation that can enhance the life of every individual…A must read for all!!
Few Lines from the novel…
on an average day
the average person runs about sixty thousand thoughts through
his mind. What really amazed me though, was that ninety-five
percent of those thoughts were the same as the ones you thought
the day before!"
This is the tyranny of impoverished thinking. Those
people who think the same thoughts every day, most of them
negative, have fallen into bad mental habits. Rather than focusing on all the good in their lives and thinking of ways to make things even better, they are captives of their pasts.

Now am looking forward to read ‘I who bought his ferrari’ by some other author..

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