Ajahn Brahm Quotes

Quotes from Ajahn Brahm

This is a small collection of inspirational quotes from the Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Brahm.

Ajahn Brahm peace quote

“Peace is the most valuable commodity. And it’s FREE!”

“Complaining is finding faults, wisdom is finding solutions”

“Life is what’s happening while your worrying”

“Silence is so much more productive of wisdom & clarity of thinking”

“When you have abandoned all past & future, it is as if you have come alive, you are hear mindful.”

“The secret to life is…. Everything is out of control”

“If you know how to let go and be at peace, you know everything you need to know about living in the world”

“Fear is finding fault with the future”

Ajahn Brahm 1951 – present 

Is a British born Australian Buddhist monk from the Thai forest tradition and tutored under the auspicious Ajahn Chah. Born Peter Betts in London, England to a working class family, he was to have a normal upbringing for the time but whilst at school he showed exceptional abilities and won a scholarship to Cambridge university to study theoretical physics. It was at Cambridge university that a love affaire with Buddhism, eastern mysticism and meditation began and after graduation and a brief one year stint as a teacher he followed the hippy trail overland from England to the east finally finding his way to Thailand. At the age of 23 peter was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Bangkok.

It was a chance encounter with Ajahn Sumedho that led him to the Thai forest tradition, where he settled and under the guidance of Ajahn Chah he would stay and study for 9 years. It was Ajahn Chah who asked him to help with teaching duties in Australia and together with Ajahn Jagaro they set up Bodhinyana monastery in Perth, Western Australia. This was the first Buddhist monastery in the Thai Theravada linage in the Southern Hemisphere, and still the largest today. In 1995 Ajahn Brahm took over as Abbott of Bodhinyana Monastery which is where he still resides today.

An amazing public speaker selling out concert venues across Singapore and Malaysia, author of two excellent books and credited with translating the Vinaya, the monastic code, into the English language. His easy going nature has earn’t him a large following and his down to earth style and approach make him one of the greatest living teachers of today. 

Published by 4enlightenment

Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. He now teaches the Art Of Positive Thinking from his 16years of personal experience. After searching for years and trying everything and anything out there on positive thinking I discovered a Secret that transformed my entire life. From a Homeless Monk to now thriving in business regularly earning 5 figures a month.

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    Addicted2Motivate says:

    Great post. Enjoyed the read. Thanks.

    1. 4enlightenment – Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. He now teaches the Art Of Positive Thinking from his 16years of personal experience. After searching for years and trying everything and anything out there on positive thinking I discovered a Secret that transformed my entire life. From a Homeless Monk to now thriving in business regularly earning 5 figures a month.
      4enlightenment says:

      Glad you liked it.

  2. Truehappiness1111 – Yofiel L is professionally a lecturer at a tertiary education institute, where Yofiel inspires youths to live positively while attaining high academic achievement, coordinates various academic programs, and manages staff development events such as health and wellness programs including but not limited to those about mindfulness, healthy diets and yoga. Yofiel has also walked the spiritual path for the past 10 plus years with all walks of life such as her own kind (clairvoyants), telepaths and empaths. Yofiel also has the experiences of working with various natural medicine such as ayahuasca and bufo which have brought about her recent spiritual breakthroughs and inspired the conception of her blog on true happiness and love, My Journey Back to Love. Yofiel is also a raw vegan. To contact Yofiel, please email suemail1111@gmail.com or go to Instagram: truehappiness1111.
    Truehappiness1111 says:

    recently had a meditation session with Ajahn Brahm. It was fun but at the same time there are things I disagree with. I made a post about it here if you would like to read about it. http://myjourneybacktolove.wordpress.com
    Have a wonderful weekend:)

    1. 4enlightenment – Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. He now teaches the Art Of Positive Thinking from his 16years of personal experience. After searching for years and trying everything and anything out there on positive thinking I discovered a Secret that transformed my entire life. From a Homeless Monk to now thriving in business regularly earning 5 figures a month.
      4enlightenment says:

      I agree with you Ajahn Brahm has become a little controversial and definitely a unique monk with his style

      1. Truehappiness1111 – Yofiel L is professionally a lecturer at a tertiary education institute, where Yofiel inspires youths to live positively while attaining high academic achievement, coordinates various academic programs, and manages staff development events such as health and wellness programs including but not limited to those about mindfulness, healthy diets and yoga. Yofiel has also walked the spiritual path for the past 10 plus years with all walks of life such as her own kind (clairvoyants), telepaths and empaths. Yofiel also has the experiences of working with various natural medicine such as ayahuasca and bufo which have brought about her recent spiritual breakthroughs and inspired the conception of her blog on true happiness and love, My Journey Back to Love. Yofiel is also a raw vegan. To contact Yofiel, please email suemail1111@gmail.com or go to Instagram: truehappiness1111.
        Truehappiness1111 says:

        I just hope he is happy. True happiness is all I care about.

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