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Think Like a Monk

The Secret of How to Harness the Power of Positivity and Be Happy Now
Written by: Jay Shetty
Narrated by: Jay Shetty
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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The Sunday Times number one best seller

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the number one podcast ‘On Purpose’, distils the timeless wisdom he learned as a practising monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.

Over the past three years, Jay Shetty has become a favourite in the hearts and minds of millions of people worldwide. One of his clips was the most watched video on Facebook last year, with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 32 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos, which have amassed more than 5 billion views, and his podcast, ‘On Purpose’, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 health-related podcast.

In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us.

The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract. Shetty transforms them into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can – and should – think like a monk

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Jay Shetty (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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A monk life in real life

No need to shave your head, put saffron clothes, go to isolation in Himalayas and practice religion , you can always live an authentic life with peace and compassion. Thats what I learned from the book. I will have a revision after 15 days gap.

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loved it.

I already ordered hard copy but that got delayed so listened it on audible and finish it very fast. I liked the experience of the Author shared very honestly. Jay has amazing power to connect to all listeners. Listening in his voice was fantastic. I will read a hard xopy and then listen it again. Thanks for writing this book.

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Moderate for indians

These things are pretty basic for people from India. it might be something new for western world.But in India these are more like traits that we inherited and also taught by out parents from childhood.

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Loved every chapter and the insight I gained from it. This one sentence "Life is too short to live without a purpose" brought more clarity in me😍.No doubt, a must read book.

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Monk Mindset

Quite engaging and will give new dimension towards life if one thinks like a monk.

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A very good book to read

A very good book with good narration. It gives, so much insights about life

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True title

This book explains in a Great detail. It explains about the what monk says when he (Jay Shetty) was in ashram in Mumbai. This book differentiate between monk's mind and monkey's mind.

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must read!!!

I am so delighted I have read this book..the meditations inbetween was the bonus of the book..it's an extension of his YouTube videos ..and I am forever grateful for it

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Brilliant

loved it and I am going to revisit this again and again and again thank you Jay for this wonderful journey

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Inspirational

Much needed book for me in current situation .Very well articulated. Will be re listensting to imbibe the essence and apply in daily life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-20

Not for me

I feel that if you’re a listener of Jay’s podcast, you won’t find much new information here.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-20

Monk Mind

I have learned how to breathe, and be grateful, excited & joyful for each day! I have typed up & laminated Calm. Balance. Ease. Stillness. Peace. I have put these words in my kitchen, bathroom, & my car! Daily Reminders!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-10-20

A MUST READ

Amazed by how spiritual teaching has been boiled down to applicable practices. Loved every bit.

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  • Kelly Goeby
  • 11-10-20

Fantastic Book

I’ve listened to this through twice and picked up golden words of encouragement and insight from both listens. I will listen to it again undoubtably because it’s life changing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-20

Real life

One of the bet books for self growth i have ever find. It is true, honest, real and i can use this in everiday life. I started meditating everiday, this is a big one for me! Thank you for this!

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  • 26-09-20

Jay Shetty didn't disappoint!

This book was very insightful and instructive, exceeding my expectation. That's rare. I discovered Jay from his online viral videos and have followed him on IG keenly. He truly meets his promise of making wisdom go viral. I have several screenshots of his posts and looked forward to this book. I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-09-20

Absolutely moved

Loved how easily it is to believe and comprehend its contents because its narrated by the author Jay Shetty.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-20

Guidance to Finding purpose

I love this book. it has giving meaning and guide to my life biggest question which is the reason we exist .Thank you Jay Shetty

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-09-20

This book was absolutely wonderful and fantastic.

I love this book and your words mean a lot to me I feel more inspired and positive about life..

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  • Viraj Oza
  • 09-09-20

Just what 2020 needed!

The perfect blend of spirituality, ancient wisdom and modern science that you can practically and simply begin to apply TODAY that create habits and mindset that last a lifetime. So generous in content, quality and sincerity. Many books preach, this a guide that you’ll be going to for life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-20

Amazing

Fantastic audiobook and narrated beautifully. I highly recommend purchasing. And will definitely use some of the techniques that Jay is teaching

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-09-20

Cant put this book down

I'm only on chapter 4, but this book is awesome. Its crammed full of excellent perspectives and exercises, its just what I've been looking for for a long time. thankyou

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  • rhian
  • 11-09-20

BEST. BOOK. EVER.

This book is so so good, its the only book I have ever read that has made me feel like I want it to last FOREVER. It is life-changing, a game-changer, and EVERYONE should read it. Every word touched my soul, my being, my core, and my heart. Brings you back to your true values. You will find so much HAPPINESS in yourself with this amazing book. Thank you Jay Shetty for coming into my life. Love Love, Rhian

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  • Keith Owen McKay
  • 10-09-20

Highly recommended

A fantastic book 👌👌👌👌👌 Really helped the make things clearer in I can’t recommend this book enough Iv given a copy to each of my kids and some family Enjoy 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  • Sweta Shah
  • 09-09-20

Omg best personal development book

Jay's book with his words is priceless! Thank you so much for the gift ❤️😊

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  • Sarah Edgar
  • 08-09-20

Life Changing Book

Loved it. It didn't disappoint. Jay is so inspirational and his work is life changing for so many.

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  • Malal
  • 15-09-20

Speaks to your heart !!! highly recommend

I'm more than half way through this books and haven't skipped any of it !! most of the time in self help books I don't enjoy some chapters but this one speaks to your heart. Very simple yet profound !! It's also read by Jay Shetty himself which I really appreciated and enjoyed.

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  • Reena J
  • 09-09-20

This book will transform your life!

Simple. Practical. Authentic. This audible version of Jay reading his book can only be described as the best ever narrated by author book on audible i have ever heard Positive, eloquent and high energy from start to finish - i can only describe this to be a 10 hr podcast by Jay that you just don’t want to turn off or even miss a word spoken. Completed this 10 hr narration in a single day - yes. It is THAT good! Ancient wisdom articulated in how to apply in this modern world in a useful and practical way will surely only have one outcome. And that is Jay succeeding in his vision of making wisdom go viral. Jay - when is book #2 coming out!!

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  • Joana J. Jehuappiah
  • 20-09-20

Theres Nothing New Under the Sun

As much as there was great wisdom advice and stories shared. none of of was new or revolutionary. I also couldn't help but feel patronised on occasions , when speaking in rhetorics it often came from the negative perspective e.g. when you wake up in the morning is the first thing you do reach for your phone ... I will however read this again as it was good to get a fuller understanding of dharma and sewa.

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  • mrs s garrett
  • 12-09-20

The new Bible of our time.

Now I know that headline will get me in trouble, but seriously this book if followed, can only bring good to our world. Thank you Jay Shetty for doing the work 🙏🏻 and condensing it into a book that we can all go away from ( or if you’re like me read again and again) and go forward with meaning in our lives. New tools that help us create that soul centred life we are all chasing but didn’t know we were. I am so grateful to have read this and to have the right questions to ask of and for myself. Almost instantly I am drinking my food and chewing my water 😂🤣. I am keeping within my most productive quadrant and I am looking at the old in new ways. Nothing is mundane anymore. You have inspired in me the service of my dharma and I am excited because I asked where the motivation came from to want to do this and it is a place of love and care. I’m sure it will take a lifetime to tame my ego but each day and new practices will now be its monitor. Seriously grab a copy of this book, it is what we all need.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-20

Who doesn't want a Monk Mind?

Absolutely fantastic! It has so many great life lessons and Jay is just so humble. He reads the book to you and it was great because it felt like you are in a conversation and a coaching session. I would recommend this book for anyone he wants to start changing their thinking patterns and look depth within, so that they can develop their true authentic selves or as Jay refers to it their "Monk Mind" . The activities Jay includes in the book are fantastic and I couldn't help myself and have now purchased the hard copy of the book so that I can go through these at my own time and pace. Definitely a major winner and won't disappoint!

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  • Melanie Strickland
  • 23-09-20

Highly highly recommend

I don't generally leave reviews unless I feel an impact. 'Think Like a Monk' provides so many aspects that I will find it hard to believe if each person that reads it doesn't take something of value from it. I couldn't stop listening and I also purchased the hard copy to refer to. I've read many books and I think this may be the best and most life changing one. Do yourself a favour, read it and be open to the suggestions on how to improve your life and thoughts.

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  • Kremesa G
  • 18-09-20

Finally a book from Jay

Just when I thought how to learn basics of meditation, the book was offered for presale. Bought it immediately. Needless to say I didn't go wrong. Jay will teach you how to make your mind your friend in an easy and digestible way. I loved this book. I'll listen to it many times over. Thanks Jay and audible for making this happen for a little price comparing to the value.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-20

Fabulous! Transformational! I am so excited

Beautifully written, each sentence has a knowledge bomb love it! Jay thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world 🎊💐📖❤️

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  • Lakshmi sreekumar
  • 09-09-20

Very practical book! Loads to learn and Implement

Amazing narration! loads to learn, introspect and implement in you life. I like the references to the Bhagavat Gita.

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  • R8N
  • 02-10-20

Awesome awesome awesome

I will now buy the book to do the work suggested by Jay So very helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-20

A must purchase

Absolutely brilliant, simply put 🥰 It's so good I'll be ordering a hard copy 🙏

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  • TAM
  • 27-09-20

A handful of Apples to take away

It's handful of delicious and nutritious fruits to take away from Jay's book. I've always liked his tone so that I'm very happy he reads his own book this time. The book is structured in order hence it is easy to follow the flow of the lessons. A must read, food for the soul.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-20

Powerful and so inspiring!

Think like a monk has opened up new ways to take on and understand every day challenges! I will re read and re hear this book many times to unlock every detail and message Jay has taught me throughout this book. inspiring me to be a better self and to love and serve everyone, not only those I love. Thank you Jay

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