Don’t worry, be HOPEY!

From Ajahn Brahm Tour d’Indonesia 2014, i presented to you the main topic of the talkshow by Ajahn Brahm… Don’t Worry, be Hopey. “Many times people say, “Don’t worry be happy”. But how can we be happy when you got so many worry? When you worry, you are thinking of future with negative mind. You’re thinking of all the bad things which might happen. ***** I learned … Continue reading Don’t worry, be HOPEY!

Have You been Aware of Your Own Body?

From Ajahn Brahm Tour d’Indonesia 2014, i presented to you the main topic of the talkshow by Ajahn Brahm… Aware Everywhere “Awareness is mindfulness. People in western, they’re teaching mindfulness, charging you a lot of money. Here you got special offer, tonight. (hahaha). Mindfulness can solve so many problems. First, mindfulness of your body. So many people, they are not aware of their own body. They’re so busy planning the … Continue reading Have You been Aware of Your Own Body?

Ajahn Brahm’s Funny Stories at Tour d’Indonesia 2014 (Part 2)

(Previous Stories, check it out on Part 1)

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7. “What is your biggest MISTAKE in life?”

“I remember once… As a monk i had to do wedding blessings, funeral services, blessing babies, getting rid of ghosts. I did ghost-busting too!
And once i was doing marriage blessing.
Now when the monk did blessings, we did it in Palli language.
So the husband and wife didn’t know what we chanting.
 
So that day day i was very tired.
When i supposed to give wedding blessing, i did a funeral instead!, by mistake.
They didn’t know and they went “SADDHU! SADDHU! SADDHU!” (hahaha)
 
And you know the good things?
After all these years, they are still happily married!
So if you want a happy marriage, asked a monk to give a funeral chanting!”
 

8. “Who is the KINDEST person you’ve ever met and what experiences did you have with him/her?”

“The most kind-hearted person I’ve ever met, of course The Buddha.”
 

“Have you ever met The Buddha?”

YES.
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Ajahn Brahm’s Funny Stories at Tour d’Indonesia 2014 (Part 1)

Who?

Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera (Ajahn Brahm) is an Australian Buddhist monk.

He’s one of the spiritual role models of mine. Through his best-selling-worldwide books: “Opening the Door of Your Heart: And Other Buddhist Tales of Happiness(In Indonesia the book title was: Si Cacing dan Kotoran Kesayangannya), he taught people a lot about wisdom and happiness, lightly and amusingly.

This year was the 6th time Ajahn Brahm visited our country, Indonesia. I was 1 of the 1500 Bandung (west java, Indonesia) people who were lucky enough to listen to his funny stories!

Ajahn Brahm Tour d'Indonesia 2014 Official Poster
Ajahn Brahm Tour d’Indonesia 2014 Official Poster

These were the complete interview from the moderator to Ajahn Brahm at the beginning of the talk show. (bold sentences = Moderator; italic sentences = Ajahn Brahm). There were 10 questions. Here we go!!!

1. “What is your favorite HOBBY?”

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