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Who Will Cry When You Die? Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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“When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries while you rejoice.”
— Ancient Sanskrit saying

Does the gem of wisdom quoted above strike a chord deep within you? Do you feel that life is slipping by so fast that you just might never get the chance to live with the meaning, happiness and joy you know yo
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Hamood Alsudais
Nov 01, 2011 Hamood Alsudais rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rubin Sharma ... Is a great author
His book The Monk who Sold His Ferrari was unique and appealing ... I'm in my way to read it !!!

But this book "Who Will Cry When You Die" is a life lessons from the monk who sold his ferrari ....

It is so simple and was written by simple language ...

This book helped me to make a hard decision in my life because I was reading it at critical time of my life.

It is a book you read when you are having bad days or good days!!! It just gives you a huge push to live y
أ. خلود الغفري
من اكثر الكتب التي احببتها
بسيط وسلس.. اشارة مرور حمراء للتوقف مع الذات وتقدير الاشياء البسيطة في الحياة
اشبه بماراثون حياة اكس لارج الذي طرحته في مدونتي استروجينات
مليء بالقصص التي مر بها الكاتب وجعلته يقدر الحياة ويهتم بما يجب ان يتركه من بعده
الكتاب عبارة عن عناوين قصيرة من صفحتين اقل او اكثر
يمكن قراءة اي عنوان منها.. لا يحتاج الى الربط بينها او التركيز فيها
لذا من الممتع قراءته في السيارة او في اوقات الانتظار

اوصي به لمن اراد التأمل في الحياة وعبرها الجميلة
crooked english
Jul 09, 2011 crooked english rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life such a way that when you die the world cries and you rejoice". This is the crux of the book written by the author of the bestseller ‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’ who tells one how to lead a prosperous life in a simple, direct and easy-to-read way.
The author, though very young, has been able to summon some really good and inspiring unknown as well as known but not practised advice. He guides the readers through his more tha
Sep 25, 2012 Vivek rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well i am not a fan of Self Help books like these! They do give you a pump but at the end of the day you know that everything has to come from inside ;) These books are just like a beer that makes you feel high for few hours and when you wake up next morning everything is gone :P
Sowmya's book world
Too many people lead small life, we die in our twenties and are buried at eighty. Remember nothing can stop a person who refuses to be stopped. Most people don't really fail; they simply give up trying

We know everything whatever told in this book, but do we really follow those?? It’s not just about knowing things which helps you. The real worth of knowing things is when we really implement in our daily life. This is a one book, filled with motivation and encouragement. Every chapter defines the
Mar 22, 2008 Neha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
The book is full of preachings about "the right way to lead a good life" presented in a list like manner rather than the thoughts weaved in a story line or put in a philosophical manner to make an interesting read. If leading a fulfilling life was as simple as following a check list, the world wouldn't be full of distress. In my opinion contemplating your life for half the time that you would need to finish the book would be much more fruitful.

Everything explained in the book is true, except tha
Jul 09, 2012 Kristīne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is the best book I've ever read- in the way that it gives so many good advices. After reading (and while reading) this book I put myself together, became more disciplined (e.g. it inspired me to wake up earlier in mornings, to go swimming in mornings, to think more positive etc.). While reading this book, I put down some notes, and after finishing reading this book, I continued to read my notes over and over again. I really recommend this book if you need a little push to make some ...more
Dec 31, 2015 Anuradha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-d-rather-die
I bought this book too; it's at home, somewhere, collecting dust. I'd never read it, though. How can you one star a book without reading it, you ask. I hate it when authors use the success of their previous book to sell new books. And I don't mean like sequels here. I'm referring to how E.L. James wrote the same fucking book from his point of view, and that became a best seller too. Or Ravinder Singh, who, while banking on the success of his first book, referred to it more times than I could cou ...more
Ravi Kumar Dandapani
Lessons for life ? Yes one hundred percent. Good read.

Some questions answered are

1. Discover Your Calling
2. Every Day, Be Kind to a Stranger
3. Maintain Your Perspective
4. Practice Tough Love
5. Keep a Journal
6. Develop an Honesty Philosophy
7. Honor Your Past
8. Start Your Day Well
9. Learn to Say No Gracefully
10. Take a Weekly Sabbatical
11. Talk to yourself
12. Schedule worry Breaks
13. Model a Child
14. Remember, Genius Is 99 Percent Inspiration
15. Care for the Temple
16. Learn to Be Silent
Pankaj Pandey
May 26, 2013 Pankaj Pandey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robin Sharma - the man who inspired me to change the way I look at life. Robin is an amazing writer who has himself transformed his life and has helped numerous others to change the way they look at life.
Who Will Cry When You Die? is an amazing book that helps us see the deeper truth of life and help prioritize what is important and what is not.

I strongly recommend this book to everyone, to read it, re-read it and follow the teachings in the book to see a change in your life.
All the best.
Mar 20, 2016 Mayur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very small & little acts during your daily moments of life which we tend to overlook/don't have time/just not interested. The best part of this book which I personally loved is the division of the whole book in small chapters, this tends to make it an enjoyable experience. While reading certain chapters I could easily remember some moments of my own childhood passing through my eyes which many times made me laugh-out loud & feel the sudden burst of happiness , energy flowing through my b ...more
Khushboo katyayan
opens your mind!
Scottsdale Public Library
One day at work, I found a book at my desk with a note that read, "This is for you. It is an excellent book with much wisdom on how to live your life. I absolutely love this book and I hope you enjoy it too." I pass this book and note on to you. Though the title is morose, the contents are uplifting. This author reminds us to make time for the important and cut out our futile endeavors. Such mini chapters include, "Stop Condemning," "Go on a News Fast," and "Don't Finish Every Book You Start." S ...more
Caroline Lumosi
Jan 19, 2016 Caroline Lumosi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book offers beautiful pieces of advice if taken seriously can create good habits and values that leads to success. It is beautifully written, easy to read and follow and quiet enjoyable.

My favourite quotes in the book:

'When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries while you rejoice'

'Effective, fulfilled people do not spend time doing what is most convenient and comfortable. They have the courage to listen to their hea
Jul 23, 2012 Valerie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: robin-sharma
It really makes me think after this book. It is just like asking myself if I am living on my purpose and if i am doing the right thing. Really helps me to understand the views in the future. :)
Mizuki Arjuneko
Menarik, sih. Babnya pendek-pendek jadi mudah dicerna. Sayang kebanyakan lebih berupa nasihat. Biasanya daya tarik buku-buku begini itu justru karena banyak disisipi kejadian nyata yang menyentuh hati. Dan makin ke belakang nasihatnya berasa diulang-ulang lang-lang.

Ada bagian yang menarik, sih. Misalnya pas dia bilang kalau rekreasi itu sebaiknya kegiatan yang membuat kita jadi punya energi untuk berkreasi kembali. Jadi piknik atau nyantai pun juga harus bijak. Juga pas dia bilang dia punya "dew
Dipanshu Rawal
Feb 24, 2017 Dipanshu Rawal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live.
~Norman Cousins.

At some point of our lives, we all need some advice regarding our life’s whereabouts. The secret power lies within us.
I know, many of us have already heard about this book. Some lucky souls might have also read this book. Let me retell you a thing you all know. Some books are meant to be swallowed, while some books are written to intake them as a medicine; two to three times a day. This book is such
Uma mahesh
Sep 30, 2007 Uma mahesh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every one
Shelves: lifelessons
not to judge by what it says "cry when u die"

reminds u of what u r losing in life

each lesson is a lesson for life.

u start enjoing small things in life.

language is simple n understanding.

not to miss it
Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
Reading a book of this sort will definitely makes ones day. I really enjoyed the book, though thought provoking at times. Most of these lessons are known to us probably we neglect them or take it for granted we postpone them to practice. Enjoy reading the book.
Jul 12, 2013 Suprith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple and neat work by Robin Sharma.
many things suggested can be incorporated in our lives to bring about the transformation within
Jul 13, 2017 FreeFD rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-development
Gercekten simdiye kadar okudugum en iyi self develpment kitabi
Jul 21, 2016 Evelyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every once in a while I feel the need to read an inspirational book, it does me good. This is the first book of Robin Sharma's that I have read, although I do have another one waiting.
This is a collection of 101 very short "life lessons". Nothing really new here, but many important reminders.
This author peppers his writing with quotes from other writers, philosophers, historical figures, etc. so much so that this felt a lot more like a compilation of quotes than an original work. I felt cheated
Awdhesh Singh
I found this book average. There is nothing new but repetition of the teachings of wise men. The chapters of the book seems to be have been written around a quotation rather than quotations being used to give force to the message. Many of the teachings are based on his personal experience, which may not work for you as each person is different. It reminds me an story

A person having defective eye vision visited an oculist (eye specialist).The oculist gave him a pair of specs. The person visited t
Vinay Leo R.
Sometimes you need a little push to know you are on the right track. That time, a book might well come in handy. This book is like the 101 on life (not literally). It has some good ideas and thoughts, and if you just look at the title itself, you might be happier than you were the moment before. It's one book that you can't classify as "one-time-read" or "re-readable". If you sit with it continuously and finish, you'd either feel very elated or very down. Because after reading some of it, you mi ...more
Adam K
Mar 24, 2013 Adam K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mostly enjoyed this book. It contains a great many lessons that we all should practice in life. I was a little disappointed and perplexed by the seeming contradictions also contained. For example, the ordinary social conventions of the status quo that Robin Sharma seems to enable. Like families, children and society. As a devout individualist I am reticent to conforming to society's conventions. I do dance to the beat of my own drum and follow my intuition. I do not need to be instructed on th ...more
Jaspreet Narang
May 05, 2012 Jaspreet Narang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice Book. Shares 101 things we can do to live a better life. Some of these are very simple to implement, the others will definitely take time, patience, dedication and passion. But overall, I find this book good for anyone who wants some quick points rather than going through a story and coming back to the same point.Who Will Cry When You Die? Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Apr 12, 2016 Anie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book written in an easy and transparent way. It helps to arrange your priorities and thoughts. A great motivational book that can also be given as a gift to someone. Overall a very nice book and even if one follows some things from this book, his life can improve rapidly. Every chapter of this book makes you feed good and it could make your life beautiful if you adopt that in your life.
Kamlesh Joshi
Mar 22, 2013 Kamlesh Joshi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
" The day you die, People should cry and you should rejoice." ...

Whenever I have recited this sentence in the classroom students really rejoiced my voice. This whole quote from beginning to the end gives wide understanding for any kind of reader. There are day to days habits has been mentioned in the book but in such beautiful way with connection to the reader.

I am following wrong pattern in reading this book first and got inspired to read The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari...

Thanks. .
Nov 09, 2009 Mariam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Who will cry when you die” offers 101 inspirational lessons on how to live a more focused prosperous life, in a simple direct and easy-to-read way. Some of the tips are clichés like keep a journal, a walk in the woods and have family meals but others are thought provoking like become an imposter, create a hero list, and have a living funeral, you can easily carry the book with you , it will offer inspiration through out your day.
Shah Saguna

A book that gives one a deep sense of satisfaction and makes the person feel good from within. The mantras, if implemented in daily life can bring a positive change in one's attitude . A must read for the youth who are filled with negative energy and lack of confidence. Very inspiring and motivational.
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Robin Sharma is one of the world’s premier thinkers on leadership, personal growth and life management. The bestselling author of
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,
Who Will Cry When You Die? and
The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO and four other books on self-transformation.

Robin Sharma is in constant demand internationally as keynote speaker at the conferences of many of the most powerful companies

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