Robin Sharma, the leadership writer spins a captivating yarn that teaches as well as delights the normally harried on-the-go population. Starting from his "The Monk Who sold His Ferrarri", Robin Sharma carries us through onto another chapter in the life of The Monk, the spreading of his new-found wisdom.
In the present day and age, where there are two bread-winners in the nuclear family, things have been falling apart, with the parents at times not realizing the importance of those first infuential years of their children. Caught up in the theory that the more money you make the happier you get, people become slaves to this fast-paced world.
The book in a pleasant simple second person narrative, starts at the point in time when the sister to the Monk has an epiphany after a tragedy. This tragedy makes her see the wrong in her life, but it takes the Monk to coax her in the right direction with the 'Five principles' that will help her and her family.
The principles help the sister realize her role as a successful business-woman, wife and mother and the imbalance she has been living all this time. Guiding her tenderly, he teaches her that work can be fun and spontaneous, a marriage is made up of two people, and that the children need a constant figure to help nurture and protect them constantly.
Peppered with thoughtful quotes that would get any philosophical enthusiast bubbling with energy, this book is refreshing in it's simple concept. Binding the at times familiar principles into a lovely story format, Robin Sharma sucks the reader into the land of the Monk, making you realize that Life does not have to be monotonous, but fun and spontaneous.