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Opening the Door of Your Heart Audiobook

Opening the Door of Your Heart: And Other Buddhist Tales of Happiness

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Publisher's Summary

Here are modern tales of happiness, compassion and love that will both enlighten and entertain. During his wanderings and work over the last 30 years as a Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. While traditional Buddhist philosophy is at the heart of this collection, these thoughtful stories are written like playful parables, which are used to launch into a deeper exploration of subjects such as mindfulness, suffering, forgiveness, hope, wisdom, and unconditional love. Told with wit and good humor, they reveal moments of compassion in the lives of ordinary people and the timeless wisdom of the Buddha's teachings.

©2004 Ajahn Brahm; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    C. Hoyt Glen Burnie, MD 08-21-12
    C. Hoyt Glen Burnie, MD 08-21-12 Member Since 2011

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    What made the experience of listening to Opening the Door of Your Heart the most enjoyable?

    Great stories to share with friends and family. Love telling some to my children. Found myself literally laughing out loud.


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    Heather Portland, OR, United States 08-17-12
    Heather Portland, OR, United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about Opening the Door of Your Heart?

    Positive attitude.


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    Life affirming.


    Have you listened to any of Francis Greenslade’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Being kind or karma will get you.


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    I am glad I purchased the book. I liked it a lot.

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    Danny Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-24-11
    Danny Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-24-11 Member Since 2011
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    "A great help in a time of mental unrest."

    The stories told in this book were profound, yet simultaneously entertaining and often quite funny. I would highly recommend giving this book a listen.

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    ian 10-24-16
    ian 10-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    ajahn brahm has done it again. he always amuses me with his lessons. great book

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    Georgina Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico 10-16-16
    Georgina Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico 10-16-16 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A must read and re-read book"

    I came along this author from the youtube. This guy is amazing, really make me want to become budhist. He is also VERY funny. I heard the lessons from youtube but i like to hera him during my driving. He makes my driivng easier and makes me laugh all the way to my work and he makes me think about everything I am doing wrong. He so right in so many levels, please do youtself a gift and buy this book, I really think he would not mind, but you do.

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    I've listened to this dozens of times. it's amazing. every time I read it I get deeper and more diverse levels of meaning

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    Gitte 05-28-16
    Gitte 05-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    A very funny and valuable lesson in life. Everyone should read this book at least once in their lives ☺

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    Daisy Tan 01-03-16
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    "Greatest book for solutions in life!"

    108 short interesting stories which is applicable to this modern world. If you are someone seeking happiness, this book is highly recommended!

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    YNaples 05-09-15
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    Absolutely love this song. Will definitely need to listen again and again and again. My 7 year old son also enjoyed the stories.

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    Jessica Owen Savannah, GA 04-14-15
    Jessica Owen Savannah, GA 04-14-15 Member Since 2010

    Hello!

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    An easy listen to do when you have little moments for yourself. A handful of great short stories with a lot of mindful lessons to remind you the importance of your life. I will definitely be listening to this audiobook regularly. I am hoping audible puts out more books by Ajahn Brahm.

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