The Monk Whose Ferrari Was Bought

Should it be ‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari ‘ or ‘ The Monk who bought his Ferrari with the money people like me have spent on this book!!’ ?

That was my last thought as I closed this book…Robin Sharma is ” Sri Sri Ravishankar Meets Mr.Stephen Covey “.

It is a telling comment on our lives today, that we need a book to tell us to

Develop Joyful Thoughts
Follow Our Life’s Mission and Calling
Cultivate Self-Discipline and Act Courageously
Value Time as Our Most Important Commodity
Nourish Our Relationships
Live Fully, One Day at a Time.

Just what my girlfriend tells me at the end of every day as I return from another 14 hour workday!

Mr.Sharma’s book reinvents one man’s day dreams in colorful expressions. The book appears like an insult to the intelligent reader with its long drawn descriptions & forced symbolism.

As I read Julian’s meanderings and monologues, I could not help being amazed at the success of such Self Help books which focus on the spiritual at the expense of practical suggestions.
The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari is book packaged and written for the Western Audiences who may find the charming explanations of Oriental life very interesting and escapist!

Robin Sharma’s gift is in his ability to convert often repeated thoughts to a visual scenario that can be preserved in our minds as a gentle reminder.

The complete book should only have been a leaflet..the last page of the book which has this visual!


~ by exploreamaze on November 21, 2005.

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