©2004 Ajahn Brahm; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
This is a treasure of a book...full of simple, yet meaningful stories and all the while laced with warmth and humour. I will listen again and again.
Traveler. Artist. Dreamer.
This changed my perspective on who, I thought, a buddhist can be. They can be funny, they can swear and call people names, and they can be interesting. The stories changed my perspective on the way I view people and view life. I laughed and teared up in some parts. The narrator was excellent. He wasn't just reading. He put feeling into the moments and you can picture a person in certain stories (their faces and expressions, etc). This is the first time I actually rated an audiobook with 5 stars across the board.
Ajahn Brahm does a wonderful job of combining stories with life lessons. This book isn't bossy or full of long lectures. Instead Brahm does a delightful job of combining humor and teaching. I would read again. The narrator also is very good, with a warm voice that invites you to listen.
Ajahn Brahm seems to have had a peek into my life as this book seems to be written to me personally. Both my husband and I have enjoyed his honesty and humor. The beautifully written stories are narrated by Francis Greenslade whose relaxed voice is easy on the ear and a pleasure to listen to.
The stories told in this book were profound, yet simultaneously entertaining and often quite funny. I would highly recommend giving this book a listen.
Opening the Door of Your Heart is a collection of Ajahn Brahms most memorable and interesting stories that tell important Buddhist lessons in a fun, interesting and relevant way. Brahm makes Buddhism accessible for everyone, especially for lay novices like myself.
I've been a listener of Ajahn Brahm's podcast for awhile now and I love his voice and style. I was a little leery to listen to a book that wasn't narrated by Brahm himself as he is so wonderful at telling his own story. It took me a few stories before I warmed to the narrator, but after awhile he grew on me.
The whole thing is memorable! It's one of those books you'll read again and again.
The last sentence will put a big grin on your face.
The stories in this book will inspire you to
look at life in a different way.
Worth every penny.
You can listen to it over and over again
and will not lose its taste.
Great stories to share with friends and family. Love telling some to my children. Found myself literally laughing out loud.
Being kind or karma will get you.
I am glad I purchased the book. I liked it a lot.
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