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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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Talking too much just to fill the book

I got really really excited about this title but really really board after the 2nd chapter

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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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erstwhile Robin Sharma served with cliché anecdotes and stories. Nothing new, fooling the Indian English speaking audience

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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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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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OK Ok, not good for Indian guy I guess.

Book is over all great, just lacking new content. Overall its worth reading at least once.

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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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A very good book to read

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

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thx jay

strangely, I feel as if it's written for me. looking forward to more from Jay.

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Fabulous book

Author Jay Sherry narrates his personal experiences as a monk in this book in a simple but superb way. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each and every word he spoke in this audio book. It’s a must read or listen for anyone who wants to get a true meaning of their life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-01-21

Loved it!

Every single chapter of this book is as valuable as gold. Its a book that every one should read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-21

Existing and Fulfilling

Incredible complicated and so simple words at the same time. Great author with a nice sense of humor who told exactly what needed to be said. 100% recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-21

Easy, entraining and valuable

loved it and book marked sections to go back to to listen to it again. loved the real-life application of the stories and loved the Monk insights that we can use daily. I listened at an increased speed.

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  • josh
  • 03-01-21

Amazing

This book has changed my life ... buy it immediately and listen on repeat ... you’re welcome

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-12-20

Life-changing perspective

I listened to it 2 times sequentially which is uniqueness. I tend to listen 2 or 3 books at a time but Think Like a Monk was such an intriguing, fascinating and eye-opening experience that I was glued to it. Jay explains some deep stuff in a very profound yet simple way with a lot of examples and practical tips. There is no single thing in this book that I don't adore and im obsessed by. Thank You Jay for gifting humanity with this beautiful legacy. THIS BOOK IS A MUST FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-11-20

Awesome book a must read x2

This is a great Book . Thanks for sharing your awesome life experience . I feel now that I am equipped to do my part in this world . You are so humble .
I am going ti start listening again specially chapter 3 and 4 and the last chapter .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-11-20

The book I needed to read

This book gave me clarity, assurance and knowledge and matters that would have taken me years to figure out, if at all. I am grateful for this book and lucky to have been able to read and listen to this book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-11-20

great insight into the monk mindset

Jay is a great narrator and his info on the monk mindset has some nice little gems of information along the way in this book. well worth a read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-20

Loved it!!

Loved it. Great book and narration. Very helpful and plan on listening to it over and over again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-20

Simply Profound

I loved the book. So informative and mind-blowing.
Jay, out of books I've read, Think Like a Monk is among the top.
Thank you for sharing this wisdom

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-20

Extremely surface level - nothing original

Nothing against Jay because he seems like a good dude but this is clearly so highly rated because he has fans among the Instagram/Social Media generation who have never read up on spirituality/self help. If, like me, you have read a few self help books, you’ll have already heard 90% of what’s in here before as most of it is regurgitated stuff from other authors. There’s nothing original whatsoever really, and is dangerously trite throughout. ‘Be in the present moment, journal, write down gratitudes, find the awareness behind your ego’ etc etc. It’s all stuff you’ve heard 1000x before in the genre and offers little insight or anything new.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stephen
  • 15-11-20

An average book that has been well marketed and copied content

I refunded the book after seem heaps of claims online about a lot of the content being copied with no credit. What is said in this book has been said a million times already and no originality. It’s an average book that has been well marketed.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-20

Timeless Life principles

This is one of the best books I’ve ever listened to. Currently waiting for my hard copy!! It’s one of those books that you use as a life guide to living a fulfilling lifestyle. The principles taught in this book will be transcended to generations to come. Thank You Sir. We really do appreciate you.
MUST READ/LISTEN!!

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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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  • 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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