Book Summary: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

by Lynn

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a self-help book written by Robin Sharma, a leadership expert, and motivational speaker. The novel tells the story of Julian Mantle, a successful lawyer who has lost sight of his true purpose in life. Mantle suffers a heart attack one day and is visited by a group of wise sages who appear to him in a dream. These sages offer Mantle a choice: continue on his current path and risk losing everything, or embark on a spiritual journey and discover the true meaning of success.

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Mantle decides to sell everything he owns, including his beloved Ferrari, and travel to India, where he meets a guru named Rishi Rajneesh. Rishi teaches Mantle the seven enlightened leadership virtues and how to live a fulfilling life.

The first virtue, according to Rishi, is discipline, which is the foundation of all success. Mantle learns to control his thoughts and emotions, as well as prioritize his tasks, allowing him to concentrate on the most important aspects of life.

The second virtue, according to Rishi, is courage, which is required to overcome fear and take risks in pursuit of one’s dreams. Mantle learns to confront his fears and speak his truth, even when it is painful.

The third virtue, according to Rishi, is compassion, which is the key to connecting with others and finding true happiness. Mantle learns to be kind and empathetic to others, as well as to be grateful for his blessings.

The fourth virtue, according to Rishi, is integrity, which is necessary for developing trust and maintaining strong relationships. Mantle learns to be honest and true to himself, and to always do the right thing, even if it is difficult.

The fifth virtue, according to Rishi, is forgiveness, which is essential for letting go of resentment and anger. Mantle learns to forgive others and himself, as well as to move on from mistakes made in the past.

The sixth virtue, according to Rishi, is love, which is the most powerful force in the universe. Mantle discovers how to open his heart and freely give and receive love.

The seventh virtue, according to Rishi, is wisdom, which is the culmination of all the other virtues. Mantle learns to seek knowledge and understanding and to apply that knowledge and understanding to his life and work.

As Mantle embarks on his spiritual journey, he discovers that true success is not about material possessions or professional accomplishments, but about living a life of purpose and meaning. He learns to be in the moment, to find joy in the little things, and to make a positive difference in the world.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a thought-provoking and inspiring book that provides valuable insights and advice on how to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Its message is timeless and universal, and it will appeal to readers of all ages and backgrounds.


“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”

“The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.”

“True happiness is not about being rich or famous or powerful. It’s about being content and at peace with ourselves and the world around us.”

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

“The secret of living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.”

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.”

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

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