Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. I am so excited for this post. I’ve been waiting a long time for this, first off the book was supposed to come out much earlier but COVID fucked things up and you cannot imagine the look of pure joy on my face when I got the book in my hands. I always was a big Jay Shetty fan. I dove deep and I’m going to share my realizations with all of you.
The book is a collection of teachings and a few stories from Jay Shetty’s personal life that provide context to how the teachings can be seen in practical use in life. The book also goes in chronological order starting with Jay’s first challenges when joining the ashram, his realizations when he got there and him putting to use all the teachings when left the ashram. The teachings themselves are condensed versions of the teachings the Bhagavad Gita and many other sources. Do not mistake the book to be something that will tell you to put on robes and shave your head, its actually quite different, and the book tells you all the realizations that one can have on their spiritual journey. Basically all the hard work has already been done, the people have been served, the introspection has been done and the teachings have been gained, all you need to do is apply the teachings into your life.
I got a physical copy as well as the audiobook version so that I can get into a full experience as if I was listening to a podcast even when I didn’t have the book. I suggest you to go with whatever one you are comfortable with. The book is an experience that you are meant to dive deep into. There are teachings and there are fun exercises in between for you to do so that you can feel like you’re participating in a class. The journey is absolutely phenomenal with the book giving you tons and tons of tips and advices. It’s a mindset change that people need and Jay Shetty provides just that. He talks about everything from how to live your purpose all the way to finding what you need in a relationship. Talking about love and work and how to get a balance in between them Jay really made sure that the book had something for everyone, even a teenager. There were times when I felt like I was immersed in the book because reading and listening at the same time is really something else.
My favourite teaching from the book is Varna and Dharma. Indians will probably know these 2 words as I thought I did but it turns out that these words have another meaning that I didn’t know about. Varna means what work you do or what kind of a person you are like a creator, leader etc. Dharma means your purpose, the work that you are meant to do in this world. Both go hand in hand because you need to know your Varna before you can love your Dharma. Jay actually says to experiment with different things and skills to see what we are good at and what we love to do. Combining passion and ability and using it to help the world makes up your Dharma. Most people never even realize their purpose in life because that’s not what we are taught in school, it depends on what culture you grow up in that decides what you will become. Some people realize their Dharma but don’t live it because they are too wrapped up in responsibilities and are too deep into something and don’t want to quit. Word of advice, ‘Dharma is a responsibility too’.
That’s all I have to say about the book please go out and get it or if your area is still in lockdown then stay at home and get the audio or e-book. Think like a monk is the mind-set change that the world needs and I can guarantee that you will get your money’s worth with this book.
So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this. Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with your thoughts and if you have any ideas which I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.