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2021 Audiobook of the Year - The British Book Awards.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Don’t believe the hype...

Jay seems like a great guy so this isn’t a dig at him but the book is only okay. Nothing mind blowing or life changing there for me.... the hugely positive reviews here baffle me to be honest.

This is probably one of those books I’ll never listen to again. I can honestly say I’ve heard about 20% of it before anyway as general self-help stuff concepts. If you’re really stuck to find a book to listen to, then maybe give it a listen, otherwise, I’d pass.

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Omg best personal development book

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

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  • 18-09-21

Nothing new here

I wasn’t sure about this book. There were a couple of nuggets but the rest of it was familiar from other books such as concepts around fear, self talk, meditation. Great for people who haven’t really explored wellness type books before.

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  • 03-08-21

Brilliant

Such a relief to find a self help book that is about the spirit and what it is to be human

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-21

Thank you

Thank you Jay.
This book changed my life.
I left my job as an accountant and I’m so much happier. I’ll definitely re-listen to this over and over.
With love always
Miss Lotus Flower Bomb

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  • 02-09-21

Exceptional !

This book inspired me beyond words. Jay has brought life back into learning and has transformed ancient but essential knowledge into practical advice to enhance my lifestyle. This book is the greatest gift to yourself !

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  • Pedro Faria Zeni
  • 01-09-21

Good book to reach self awareness

Jay is very good communicator. He has very good arguments and persuasive comments. This book makes us to think about our lives and focus what is important, and how to breath ☺️

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  • 26-08-21

Nice

This boy is good...
Very inspiring and well communicated...
Keep up the good work...

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  • Dan Warburton
  • 31-07-21

One of the best audiobooks Ever

I’ve listened to a lot of books and this was one of the very best in teaching me the fundamentals of Buddhism. Outstanding. This book has greatly impacted my life.

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  • 10-07-21

Timeless

A great book that is timelessness. Breathing is the most important thing. Teaches one to serve. Finding your purpose

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  • Brinn Tomes
  • 07-07-21

Great story that everyone can relate to

the reader has great passion and connects with you the entire way.

being on the journey myself, it has given some great insight to what we all think, share and have questions about...something for everyone in the book. thanks for the journey

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  • Tamuka Makotore
  • 03-06-21

Insightful lessons

Enjoyed the book, besides the fact that the app kept on hanging. I would recommend having a print copy as opposed to listening. As there are some breathing and other exercises you'd want to go back to when sitting.