Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?

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

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"Laugh your way to enlightenment" with this inspirational and light-hearted collection of stories from beloved Buddhist teacher Ajahn Brahm. 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 "How to Be a VIP" 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 happiness. Suitable for children, adults, and anyone in between, this eloquent volume delivers insight and inspiration in a humorous and engaging voice. Features of this book:
A collection of stories full of humor and wisdom Useful for stress relief and handling life's ups and downs Perfect for gifting Written in easy-to-understand language Delightful for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike
This book contains both encouraging, uplifting stories and thoughtful teachings in Ajahn Brahm's characteristic joyful style. Ajahn Brahm helps us navigate all of life's difficulties and beautiful moments. Who Ordered this Truckload of Dung? is certain to be an enjoyable addition to any individual or family's most treasured collection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 19.3mm | 399.16g
  • Somerville, United States
  • English
  • 0861712781
  • 9780861712786
  • 12,045

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"This is a book that is destined to become dog-earred and cherished and read aloud to one's friends and family. It will fall apart from your attention, I promise you! It's crammed with pithy, modern 'Buddhist Tales of Happiness' that cleverly relate the wisdom of Buddha's teachings in a poignant, funny, and profound way."--Mandala
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About Ajahn Brahm

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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1,572 ratings
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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.show more
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