Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties

Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties

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By (author) Ajahn Brahm

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  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 230mm x 20mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Somerville
  • ISBN 10: 0861712781
  • ISBN 13: 9780861712786
  • Sales rank: 7,262

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The 108 pieces in the international bestseller "Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?" offer thoughtful commentary on everything from love and commitment to fear and pain. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as traditional Buddhist folk tales, author Ajahn Brahm uses over thirty years of spiritual growth as a monk to spin delightful tales that can be enjoyed in silence or read aloud to friends and family. Featuring titles such as "The Two-Finger Smile" and "The Worm and His Lovely Pile of Dung," these wry and witty stories provide playful, pithy takes on the basic building blocks of everyday life. Suitable for children, adults, and anyone in between, this eloquent volume wraps insight and inspiration inside of a good old yarn.

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Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera (known to most as Ajahn Brahm), born Peter Betts in London in 1951, is a Theravada Buddhist monk. Ajahn Brahm grew up in London and earned a degree in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University. Disillusioned with the world of academe, he trained as a monk in the jungles of Thailand under Ajahn Chah. A monk for over thirty years, Ajahn Brahm is a revered spiritual guide and the abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, in Serpentine, Western Australia-one of the largest monasteries in the southern hemisphere. He is also the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, and spiritual adviser and inspiration for Buddhist centers throughout Asia and Australia. His winning combination of wit and wisdom makes his books bestsellers in many languages, and on his teaching tours Brahm regularly draws multinational audiences of thousands.

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By marisa 25 Jul 2013 5

What can you not like about this book? Easy to read short stories that's filled with humour and wisdom. The kind that brings clarity with simple language. Warning: it will actually make you a happier person. It certainly did for me. I've given it to a number of friends and relatives and the feedback has been the same.

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"Ajahn Brahm follows in the widespread tradition of turning to stories--some folk tales, some personal experiences--to teach life's most important lessons. What's remarkable about this collection is that whether he is relating a tale about painful emotions, difficult relationships (including with ourselves), or even going through airport security, he touches on the universals of human experience with wisdom and wit so that we may confront our foibles with disarmingly gentle humor."--Jean Smith, author of NOW!, and editor of 365 Zen