For those who missed his first book The Monk Who sold his Ferrari or found it too verbose to read, Robin Sharma has culled out the best from the book and put it together, one for each day of the year, in Daily Inspiration from The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari. His book on the Monk was one of the biggest best sellers in the world with rave reviews and appreciations from persons like Paulo Coelho. The book gave a chartered path to fulfilling one'sdreams and reaching one'sdestiny. What caught the imagination of the readers about the book was that it assured them that they need not ?give up? anything to achieve this, except their burdens?emotional, societal and psychological.
Robin Sharma through his story telling narrative style made it really look simple, almost child'splay to go out and achieve what you want. The story is narrated by a high-profile corporate lawyer who happened to inherit the control of the firm of his mentor, who was known for his 3,000 dollar suit and the car he drove ? the red Ferrari. After a heart stroke, he leaves the scene and comes back, much younger, more energetic and most of all with a shine in the face that was hard to miss. He sits down to narrate how and where he found all this. He assures right from the start that these were within the reach of every man. Though he went to the Himalayas to find it, his masters had extracted vow from him that he?d go West and spread the word. And here he was, beginning with his professional associate.
This book of daily inspiration sets down a few simple things one can and must do, to make life better first for oneself and then as a spillover to the others around you. The first quote, for January 1 sets the tone ?when you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries and while you rejoice.? He attributes it to a Sanskrit sloka. And from there on it goes. He gives in small capsules, so that in 24 hours it can be understood and ingested. What makes Robin Sharma easy to read is that he gives his sermons without the air.
One of the reasons that launched his book The Monk who sold his Ferrari into a best seller was the tile. One was driven to it by curiosity, how the monk came to own the Ferrari in the first place. Without the narrative, the Daily Inspiration may sound like a desk calendar ?Thought for the Day?. But since he has the monk and his name preceding him, this book could also be a hit.
Jaico has also come up with a revised edition and new cover of The Monk who sold his Ferrari along with an audio book.
(Jaico Books, Jaico Publishing House, 121 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mumbai-400 001.)