Ven. Ajahn Brahm is a spiritual teacher who has warmed my heart, broadened my mind and made me laugh out loud.
“They drew a circle that shut me out,
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout!
But love and I had the wit to win
We drew a circle that took them in.”
The quote above beautifully captures the essence of who Ajahn is! Anyway, here are some of my favorite quotes by The Happy Monk …
“Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
That way, if he gets angry, he’s a mile away and barefoot.”
“Whatever you think its going to be, it will always be something different.”
“A busy person is not someone who has lots to do.
A busy person is someone who does too many things at the same time.”
“What’s done is finished.”
“The secret of life is… everything is out of control.”
“This too will pass.”
“The real thief of time is “worrying”. It takes away your time in enjoying life. The future is made right at this moment, thus worrying about the future is the same as neglecting your future.”
“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.”
“Physical pain is not optional. Emotional pain is optional.”
“When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart.”
Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso is also the author of these books:-
~ “Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?”
~ “Opening The Door of Your Heart”
~ “Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond”
~ “The Art of Disappearing”