Hey dosto, Think Like A Monk by Jay Shetty abhi tak ki padhi gayi meri sabse aachi books me se ek hai. Is kitab me aapko bohot saare life lessons milenge jo ki aapke liye bohot kaam ke honge. Jay Shetty ne is book me aapne Monk (sadhu) banne ke raaste me sikhe gaye kayi chijo ke baare me bohot aache aur simple tarike se bataya hai. Is article ke author ne is book ko english me hi padha tha isliye ye article bhi english me hi hai. To aaiye padhte hain “52 Life Changing Lessons From ‘Think Like A Monk’ by Jay Shetty”.
10 Lessons from ‘Think Like A Monk’ by Jay Shetty
- It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
—Bhagavad Gita 3.35
- When we tune out the opinions, expectations, and obligations of the world around us, we begin to hear ourselves.
- The six lower values are greed, lust, anger, ego, illusion, and envy.
- When you are not alone, surround yourself with people who fit well with your values.
- Multiple studies show that the way we relate to the world around us is contagious. A twenty-year study of people living in a Massachusetts town showed that both happiness and depression spread within social circles.
- Who you talk to, what you watch, what you do with your time: all of these sources push values and beliefs.
- Gauranga Das taught called “Cancers of the Mind: Comparing, Complaining, Criticizing.”
- Buddha advised, “Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.”
- The more negativity that surrounds us, the more negative we become.
- Don’t judge someone with a different disease. ‘Don’t expect anyone to be perfect.’ Don’t think you are perfect.
10-20 Learnings from ‘Think Like A Monk’ by Jay Shetty
- Dalai Lama says, “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”
- If all someone needs is an ear, you can listen without exerting much energy. If we try to be problem-solvers, then we become frustrated when people don’t take our brilliant advice.
- Dalai Lama said, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Petty, negative thoughts and words are like mosquitos: Even the smallest ones can rob us of our peace.
- Envy is more destructive to you than whatever your friend has accomplished. Spend your energy transforming it.
- Doesn’t think it’s funny to make fun of people. “The world is filled with negativity. I want people to watch me and think, ‘I feel good, and I’m going to make somebody else feel good today.’ ”
- When you stop feeling so curious about others’ misfortunes and instead take pleasure in their successes, you’re healing.
- When we talk about our emotions, we usually say we are that emotion. I am angry. ‘I am sad.’ I am afraid. Talking to our fear separates it from us and helps us understand that the fear is not us, it is just something we’re experiencing.
- Try shifting from I am angry to I feel angry. I feel sad. I feel afraid. A simple change, but a profound one because it puts our emotions in their rightful place.
- Detachment is the ultimate practice in minimizing fear. Once I identified my anxiety about disappointing my parents, I was able to detach from it. I realized I had to take responsibility for my life. My parents might be upset, they might not—I had no control over that. I could only make decisions based on my own values.
- This is a lifelong practice, but as you become more and more accepting of the fact that we don’t truly own or control anything, you’ll find yourself actually enjoying and valuing people, things, and experiences more, and being more thoughtful.
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20-30 Teachings from Jay Shetty’s Book
- The Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca observed that “Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than reality.”
- Time is another form of wealth.
- When there is harmony between the mind, heart, and resolution then nothing is impossible.
- I say, “I wish I could do that.”
The monk pauses and turns to look at me. He asks, “Do you wish you could do that, or do you wish you could learn to do that?”
“What do you mean?” I know by now that some of my favorite lessons come not in the classroom, but in moments like this.
- No external labels or accomplishments can give me true confidence. I have to find it in myself.
- life is more meaningful when we define ourselves by our intentions rather than our achievements.
- When you protect your dharma, your dharma protects you.
- Albert Mehrabian showing that 55 percent of our communication is conveyed by body language, 38 percent is tone of voice, and a mere 7 percent is the actual words we speak.
- Our society is set up around strengthening our weaknesses rather than building our strengths.
- Rejection and criticism don’t feel like assaults. They feel like information that we can accept or reject, depending on whether they help us move forward.
30-40 Lessons from a Monk’s Book
- Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.
- The energy and mood of the morning carries through the day, so making life more meaningful begins there.
- When you start the morning with high pressure and high stress, you’re programming your body to operate in that mode for the rest of the day, through conversations, meetings, appointments.
- Kālidāsa, the great Sanskrit writer of the fifth century, wrote, “Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”
- Once we quell our external distractions, we can address the most subtle and powerful distractions of all, the voices inside our heads.
- True growth requires understanding the mind.
- Treat yourself with the same love and respect you want to show to others.
- There is a meme that shows Warren Buffett and Bill Gates standing side by side. The caption reads, “$232 Billion in one photo and not a Gucci belt in sight.” I have nothing against Gucci belts, but the point is that if you are satisfied with who you are, you don’t need to prove your worth to anyone else.
- The ego doesn’t want to be better. It wants to be seen as better.
- If we aren’t open-minded, we deny ourselves opportunities to learn, grow, and change.
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40-52 Lessons from ‘Think Like A Monk’ by Jay Shetty
- Humility allows us to understand our weaknesses and want to improve.
- Remembering your mistakes and forgetting your achievements restrains the ego and increases gratitude—a simple, effective recipe for humility.
- Everyone has a story, and sometimes our egos choose to ignore that. Don’t take everything personally—it is usually not about you.
- Humility allows you to see your own strengths and weaknesses clearly, so you can work, learn, and grow.
- The ego wants everyone to like you. High self-esteem is just fine if they don’t. The ego thinks it knows everything. Self-esteem thinks it can learn from anyone. The ego wants to prove itself. Self-esteem wants to express itself.
- Spend time with healed, wise, service-driven people and you will feel humbled—and motivated toward healing, wisdom, and service.
- I sat here and said I had no ego, that would be a complete lie. Overcoming your ego is a practice not an accomplishment.
- No matter how much you help others, feel no pride because there’s so much more to be done.
- “If gratitude were a medication, it would be the most popular product in the world, recommended for the well-being of all major parts of the body.”
- whatever we put out will come back to us. This is an example of karma, the idea that your actions, good or bad, bring the same back to you.
- The Sanskrit for monk is brahmacharya, which can be translated to “the right use of energy.”
- Above all, I ask you to leave people and places better and happier than you found them.
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