Author: Robin S. Sharma
|The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (1996) is a self-help classic telling the story of fictional lawyer Julian Mantle, who sold his mansion and Ferrari to study the seven virtues of the Sages of Sivana (simplicity, generosity, discipline, tolerance, sacrifice, compassion, and most importantly love) in the Himalayan mountains to escape the rat race and find true happiness.|
A 40-year-old man suffering from heart failure and being overweight had a heart attack while hiking in the Himalayas. During his convalescence, Julian Mantle realized that he needed to make a radical change: he had to sell his beautiful Ferrari and all of his possessions, and leave behind his career as an international lawyer. For eighteen years he had been living the high life, keeping a frenetic pace going from one luxurious hotel to another.
Julian Mantle isn’t your typical monk. The story of how he became one is a little more unusual than your typical religious tale. Julian Mantle was the typical, rich, successful,l, and stressed-out entrepreneur. He owned a Ferrari, a mansion, two Bentleys, and servants. He was rich but unhappy. Unfulfilled. So he sold everything and ventured into the Himalayan mountains. There, he found the Sages of Sivana, which taught him seven virtues, making him promise he’d pass on their teachings.
Leaving behind his jet-setting lifestyle and stressed-out existence in London, Julian Mantle, an ambitious lawyer, sets off to “find himself”. Feeling empty and spiritually unfulfilled, he begins a quest to discover life’s true meaning.
Beginning with lessons in a monastery high on a mountainside, Julian learns to let go of his ego and realize his true potential. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a timeless, inspirational story that will change your life.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Key Points
Try to use “The heart of rose” exercise for peace
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is an excellent resource for meditation practices and clearing your mind of unwanted thoughts and beliefs. We all have a few things in our minds that we need not think about because they are so deeply rooted in our subconscious. For example, the fact that I am going to die someday in the future. When you think about it, it brings up a lot of anxiety and fear. So, that’s one thing you can tell your mind, “I don’t want to think about you. You are too much of a distraction! You are not serving me any good purpose either.
So let’s say a friend wants to give you some bad news. As they tell you their problem, you listen and then imagine placing the problem in the heart of a rose. You feel the rose close around your problem and the stem attaching itself to your heart. The rose grows bigger and bigger, absorbing your friend’s problem and taking it away from you, so it no longer interferes with your life.
So, to allow your mind to be a garden and not a dumpster, you need to be the one who controls what goes in and what stays out. One powerful way of doing this is through something I call the “Heart of the Rose” exercise. First, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, in and out. You are guarded by the gate of your brain… and you are in control.
The Rituals of Radiant Living covers everything you need
The Rituals of Radiant Living are a simple morning routine that covers everything you need because A good morning leads to a good day, which, ultimately, leads to a good life. This covers everything you need: your health, your happiness, and your purpose. The Rituals of Radiant Living is an unamicable chance to take the first steps towards becoming who you want to be.
The rituals are a compilation of the best personal development knowledge from the last thousand years. They can be practiced by anyone – from the leader to the rank beginner – from the devoted student to the struggling artist – as they are a way of life as much as they are techniques. They are a daily, ever-present reminder of who we are and what we value, a guide to living life well and bringing our dreams into existence.
This is not a morning routine for the time-constrained–it’s a deliberate acknowledgment that building a life of meaning takes time, and that time matters. You will also find morning mantras to repeat throughout the day, ways to create space for yourself by setting aside time for meditation, and a reminder that self-care is an essential part of life.
Each morning, you will learn to make your transition from sleeping to waking gentle and smooth. You will set aside time to nourish yourself with food and water, exercise the body,y and let your mind wander. To close your morning preparation, you’ll think about what you’re grateful for, which is tied to creating a mindset of gratitude throughout the day.
Do good with others for the betterment of yourself
You may be familiar with the concept of karma from Buddhism and Hinduism. Simply put, the idea is that good deeds bring good rewards and bad deeds bring bad rewards. The concept goes back to ancient times, and you can find traces of it in various religions.
Although, it’s best to lead by example, here are some ways to help others and in turn, benefit yourself. When it comes to the basics of life and taking care of yourself, you should take care of yourself first. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t help others for the sake of helping others. Wholeheartedly help someone and you’ll be better off yourself.
Be the leader that takes care of yourself first. When you make time for yourself to eat healthy meals and exercise, you’re being a leader by example.
Take care of your body and mind so that you can be a better leader for others. When you lead from a place of strength, you have more room in your heart to give back to others.
When I was a teenager I had a part-time job at a restaurant and my co-worker would always tell me that I should just be selfless. “Why work when you could just get paid to do nothing?” Well, it turns out her advice wasn’t bad.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Quotes
“I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason,” the yogi Krishnan told him. “Every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson… Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.” Robin Sharma
“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.” Robin Sharma
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Review
“The monk who sold his Ferrari” kind of novel adds essence to your life and gives you direction, especially in the hard times. It gives you the answer to the questions like what is the purpose of life? How we can attain happiness and satisfaction? It is very inspiring and you will get some great lessons from it.
To whom I would recommend The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari summary?
- Any student who feels pressured because of his studies.
- A worker was tired and frustrated from his work.
- Anyone wants motivation and inspiration in life.