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November 12, 2018

My Rating - 4 out of 5 stars
Published by - Jaico
Genre - Self-help
Publishing year - 2003
Language - English
ISBN - 978-81-7992-1623
Pages - 198
Buy now - Amazon IN

My Review - 

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma is a self-help book. It is a story about fulfilling one's dream, and the author shows a path to reaching our destiny. 

The main character of this story is Julian Mantle, an enormously successful lawyer. His outrageous courtroom theatrics regularly made the front pages of the newspaper. Unfortunately, he suffered a severe heart attack in court, and his life changed after that. He quit his job, sold all his belongings, and flew to India, searching for Nirvana or the true meaning of his life. 

It's a story about the transformation of 53-year-old Julian into a man who looks like 30 without any wrinkles on his face. Julian came to his country and met his old friend and colleague, John. Julian shared his story and experience with his friend.   

Robin Sharma shows a path of enlightenment through seven timeless virtues and symbols. This story tells you how to master your mind, follow your purpose, practice Kaizen, live with discipline, respect your time, selflessly serve others, and embrace the present.

The story has a single POV. It is slow-paced, and a few times, it makes me bored. The characters are a little bit dull. Julian is considered a litigator, while John wants to understand his friend's shares. This book is filled with different examples and stories to understand the meaning of life. Julian learned these things from the Sages of Sivana in India. The story definitely left an impact on readers. This book encourages you to follow your calling and do what makes you happy. It is a recommendable read. 

My Favourite Lines from the Book - 

  • Find out what you genuinely love to do and direct all of your energy towards doing it. Once you do this, abundance flows into your life, and all your desires are filled with ease and grace.

  • Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration. Never neglect to see the exquisite beauty in all living things. Today, and this very moment is a gift. So stay focused on your purpose. The Universe will take care of everything else.

  • The Universe favors the brave.

  • The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

  • Freedom is like a house: you build it brick by brick.

  • The quality of your life will come down to the quality of your contribution.

  • I am more than I appear to be; all the world's strength and power rest inside me.


  1. It was a life changing experience for me. I absolutely loved it. Came at the right time in my life. I am so much better for it.

  2. I love the concept, follow your call and do what your passion is, it's the turning point of your life.

  3. ok so it was very decent book .. Thank you for your review :) be happy and stay safe .