Today I’ll talk about a book that after hearing good reviews of it, I gave it for Father’s day, and it has inspired my father and me a lot.
Its name is “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma.
More than 5 millon copies sold in more than 50 countries and 70 different languages. It must be good I thought…
The book tells the story of Julian Mantle, a renowned lawyer who after years at the top of his profession living life to the fullest (that’s what he thought) and having all the material goods he wanted, has a heart attack in court.
The man was not happy, he was very fat and had various health problems caused by the great stress that he suffered and he saw the incident as a sign that something must change or he’ll die shortly.
He decided to quit his job, sell all his possessions (that actually possessed him), and go to India in search of enlightenment.
There in the Himalayas, after an arduous search he find the Elders of Simana, that treat him like one of them, and teach him the Seven Virtues of Enlightened Learning in the form or parables.
These virtues are tips and actions that anyone can do to live a full and satisfying life.
They only set a condition and that was that when returning to the West, he has to spread what he has learned.
Then Julian come back and the first thing he does is go see a young lawyer who worked with him and was following his steps dangerously. As the young man saw him, he was surprised by the tremendous physical and mental change of Julian.
They spent the whole night talking and Julian taught him everything he knew about the seven virtues…
And that’s all I’ll tell you, I strongly recommend you read it because although many of the tips are repeated always in these books, is not bad to reread them so they stay well recorded.
You can buy the Amazon Kindle version of the book for only $4.86: see Amazon.
This post was written more than 6 months ago, maybe things have changed or I don't think the same way anymore