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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (857 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ajahn Brahm Narrator: Francis Greenslade Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariesca Icha | 2/15/2014

    " Judul dan isi : Lucu, Unik, Menarik dan Inspiratif... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna Stuart | 2/13/2014

    " awesome, funny, insightful. lots of "hmmmmm" moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/12/2014

    " I can't praise this book highly enough. Firstly, let me say I have no interest in pursuing Buddhism (or any other religion), and I am also not the type to be found in the "self-help" section. But this book is a thing of absolute beauty. On the two occasions I've read through it - firstly whilst going through a messy breakup in 2008, and again recently whilst confronted with a different flavour of awful - different stories have jumped out at me and helped me find peace. Reading it really is like having a calm, endlessly patient and understanding friend in the room, and I never say this, but I actually would recommend this to everyone. Yes, everyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 1/29/2014

    " I'd been looking forward to reading this book since I bought it some time ago. However I was quite disappointed in it. The book is divided into 108 short tales (some only 1 page, most 2 pages long). Most of the tales were simplistic, with only a couple staying with me. I know simplistic isn't necessarily bad, but I found this book too thin on context, a very quick read as a result, and annoying by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalia | 1/23/2014

    " awesomeness overload! Should read this book, easy approach, easy understanding, full of wisdom and humor. This book has it all. It changes my life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan1968gmail.com | 1/21/2014

    " A lot of good stories by a good storyteller. Each story is simple, short and with a clear point at the end. This book is wonderfully grounded and open. It has a real 'voice', and that voice, that kind tone, is the character that runs through the pages. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 1/15/2014

    " Like "Chicken Soup for the Buddhist Soul," this quick read is short on philosophy, big on story. 108 (I know that's an important Buddhist number, but forget why) parables get at important ideas on spirituality, pain, forgiveness, and other biggies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/6/2014

    " Despite the fact that I have read this book, I feel like this will be on my currently-reading list for some time. My advise: take your time, re-read stories that mean something to you, and allow the messages to sink in. -A wonderful book to return again and again.- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred Sampson | 12/11/2013

    " Ajahn Brahm is a wonderful, funny, down-to-earth teacher and writer. Sensible, applicable stories, much fun and wisdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/30/2013

    " Fantastic book! You can read it straight through, or pick and choose topics. You can reference back to parts that are appropriate to what you are going through. I totally recommend this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 11/10/2013

    " One of my all time favorites! It never fails to make you go "aahh" or "mmhh" or sometimes "wow". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devi R. Ayu | 11/7/2013

    " Buku iniiiiiiiii..lucuuuuuuuuu..tapi menggugah..gaya bahasanya cair..kalo dalam bahasa Indonesia "Cacing dan Kotorannya"..wekkekekek... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iqbal | 11/7/2013

    " boleh lah..meski yg nulis seorang biksu "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilprincess | 2/19/2013

    " cara yang jenaka menceramahi orang......ahaha "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dipa utomo | 12/23/2012

    " Menggugah dengan cara yang spiritualis tapi tidak menggurui "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anis | 9/24/2012

    " terima kasih, Brahmn. gara-gara baca buku ini, saya jadi pengen jadi biksuni :') "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Viv JM | 8/2/2012

    " A gem of a book. I loved the way Ajahn Brahm was able to convey Buddhist teachings in such an accessible way in this collection of anecdotes and stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rini Goh | 6/2/2012

    " suka dengan buku ini, tercerahkan dr bbrp kebodohan yg tidak disadari. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasia Angel | 4/25/2012

    " I like this book! I like when somebody tells me principles with stories to make it easier and make sense.. =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veridiana | 3/2/2012

    " VERY RECOMMENDED. (...and this book is funny, too : D ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurent Videau | 2/5/2012

    " I particularly loved, and was very touched, by the experience of this monk in a prison and how the tears of a cow changed the life of a though criminal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ajigoen | 5/29/2011

    " Luar biasa buku ini! Acapkali kocak tapi sarat makna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/11/2011

    " It was just OK. I got better advice from Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Puspha Kusumah | 1/11/2011

    " Inspiring, Educating, Fabulous read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antonius | 12/29/2010

    " Practical lesson to live a life at the fullest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dita | 12/7/2010

    " mmm... lumayan deh. Pertama kali baca karena dikenalin sama tante yang memang hobi baca buku semacam ini. This is actually not the kind of book I'm used to read but I guess it's OK :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sri Wahyuni | 8/21/2010

    " buku yang menarik berisi tentan filosofi ajaran Budha.. dan menghibur juga.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rini | 8/9/2010

    " suka dengan buku ini, tercerahkan dr bbrp kebodohan yg tidak disadari. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arya | 7/23/2010

    " nie buku bagus banget....
    menceritakan kisah-kisah tentang kehidupan, yang kalo sipikir "iya juga ya"...
    dan salah satu buku yang musti dibaca orang orang-orang....
    mungkin kalo banyak orang yang baca buku ini, semoga dunia semakin baik aja :) "

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