Sunday, July 24, 2011

Synopsis 8: The Monk who sold his Ferrari

          ‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’ by Robin Sharma is one of the most inspiring books that I have come across. This book speaks about changing your lifestyle in order to attain your goals and objectives in life. The author has presented his ideas about leading a simple and balanced life in the form of a fable. The presentation of the fable is immaculate and it had a mesmerizing effect on me when I was reading this book.

          This book presents a story about a highly successful lawyer Julian Mantle who visits India in search of spirituality. In the process he gives up his legal profession. On his odyssey to India he comes across Monks residing in a village named Sivana in the foothills of Himalayas.  From the Monks he learns time tested method regarding time management, discipline, developing a strong will power, personal introspection and overcoming fear. The Monks teach all this ageless principles and in return expect Julian to return back to his native country and teach the same principles to all the ones who require it the most. Julian Mantle then returns to his native place and meets his friend and fellow lawyer John and teaches him all the ageless principles and this is how the story goes.

             I liked the manner in which the various ideas are presented in this book. This book has left a permanent impression on my mind.

Following are some of my favourite lines from the book:

“I am more than I appear to be , all the world’s strength and power rests inside me.”

“We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of the past. Become a architect of the future.”