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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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Ajahn Brahm's stories will heal you where it hurts

My biggest issue with this book is that it is much too short. If you listen to Brahm regularly on YouTube, you would have heard all these stories before but it's lovely to have all of them in one place. Will definitely be my go to book when I need a pick me up or slap on the face.

and I am not even Buddhist.

The narrator however annoyed me a little with his nasal voice but not enough to put me off this audiobook.

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A smug Narcissist relaying horrible stories.

The author uses to he word "I" more than any other word. And many of his own stories are awkwardly contrived and often filled with insults and cruelty. As far as the narrator goes, his accent is more suited for Australian beer commercials than a book about Buddhist teachings. I tried listening several times, but could never make it past these obstacles. But maybe that's the author's intent; to teach us to accept the imperfect?

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It was kool

I lieked it you guys r very kool haha funny peaple hehe funny guys haha

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a public good

easy listening, fantastic messages, engaging reading.

a book that makes that has spillover benefits to your family, friends and community

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awesome

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

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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Absolutely AMAZING!

this it's the most commonly read book in my library. I've polished off over 200 non fiction books on audible, and this one has been the most life changing. I've listened to it probably 40 times. every time I feel stressed, annoyed, scared, pissed, or unloved I reread (listen) this little book of Australian awesomeness and get a dose of reality.

opening the door to your heart is worth 10 years of therapy.

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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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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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Wonderful

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