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

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Wisdom Publications, Sep 10, 2005 - Humor - 288 pages
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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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Pleasant, good-natured advice. - Goodreads
a bril book especially for story telling =) - Goodreads
Just about every story holds an insight gem. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Meghana - Goodreads

Ajahn Brahm seems less like a famous Buddhist monk and more like an old friend; his anecdotes are delightfully irreverent, often hilarious, and always memorable. He refuses to take himself too ... Read full review

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Awesome book!! Funny, inspirational, nerve soothing, to be read and enjoyed in more than one time. Recommended to anyone, old or young, big or small, believer or non believer. And after reading this ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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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