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

Ajahn Brahm

Top 10 Best Quotes

“We should always be grateful for the faults in our partner because if they didn't have those faults from the start, they would have been able to marry someone much better than us”

“To think that you will be happy by becoming something else is delusion. Becoming something else just exchanges one form of suffering for another form of suffering. But when you are content with who you are now, junior or senior, married or single, rich or poor, then you are free of suffering.”

“Whatever you do in your life, Son, the door of my heart will always be open to you.”

“Any place you don´t want to be, no matter how comfortable, is a prison for you.”

“Why allow other people to control your inner happiness?”

“Grief is what we add on to loss. It is a learned response, specific to some cultures only. It is not universal and it is not unavoidable. ... Grief is seeing only what has been taken away from you. The celebration of a life is recognizing all that we were blessed with, and feeling so very grateful.”

“We all deserve to get away and have some peace; and others deserve the peace of us getting out of their way!”

“I figured out once that if you decide to have fun when you give a public talk, then you relax. It is psychologically impossible to have fear and fun at the same time. When I am relaxed, ideas flow freely into my mind during my talk, then leave through my mouth with the smoothness of eloquence. Moreover, the audience doesn’t get bored when it is fun.”

“What is the essential difference between banknotes, coins, and chicken shit? None.”

“Sometimes in life, even saints have to "hiss" to be kind. But no one needs to bite.”

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