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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Omg best personal development book

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

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  • Qamar Aftab
  • 30-03-21

Best advise on life

Finished this book today. But this not the end. Will listen this book again. Thank you Shetty for speeding the message of self awareness.

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  • 24-03-21

A book for gaining perspective

Lots of practical advice for the fast paced modern lifestyle. Love the anecdotes which brought the concepts and principles to life. Thanks Jay for writing this one :)

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dijana
  • 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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  • 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