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Tales of A Magic Monastery is one of those books you can read cover to cover, or just read one short story It can be read to and by children of all ages but understood only by the heart Although it s possible to link some of the vignettes to Gospel parables, if one tries to do that, so much beauty will be lost, as will much of the wisdom I expect Just read itwith an open and loving heart. Incredibly weak little snippets. I m not positive whether I m the wrong audience or in the wrong mood or these very short stories are obvious and dumb. Read this book after the sad passing of my old pastor, Father William Bovard He was a great man and this was one of his favorite books to use in his homilies.It s puzzling and Zen ish and probably will require much study to understand But I m glad I have a copy and I m glad to keep it on my shelf in tribute to Father Bovard He was a great man. [ FREE PDF ] ♋ Tales of a Magic Monastery ☩ Here, the charming, mature stories from the internationallly beloved monk are accompanied by original art Like the parables of Jesus, these tales repeatedly unfold new levels of meaning if we are willing to sit with them Funny, perceptive, and perplexing parables about a fantastical monastery Almost dream like, as if Salman Rushdie were to try to write parables for a desert father Some made absolutely no sense until I read and thought about them over and over again Others were a bit easier to digest Nice to have something that wasn t too trite Cool illustrations, too A couple favorite The Mountain of Decision How long have you been a monk I asked A real monk Not long It took me fifty years to get up t Funny, perceptive, and perplexing parables about a fantastical monastery Almost dream like, as if Salman Rushdie were to try to write parables for a desert father Some made absolutely no sense until I read and thought about them over and over again Others were a bit easier to digest Nice to have something that wasn t too trite Cool illustrations, too A couple favorite The Mountain of Decision How long have you been a monk I asked A real monk Not long It took me fifty years to get up the Mountain of Decision Do you have to see first before you decide, or is it that you decide first and then you see If you ll take my advice, he said, you ll drop the questions, and go right up the mountain A collection of weak, cliched, tiresome little prose poems which are very much a product of their time They lack the coherence and the simplicity of zen koans, as well as the strength and poignancy of the New Testament, and wind up offensive both to the intellect and the spirit Poor writing and superficial thoughts, though the drawings are themselves quite charming that s the only reason I gave it even a single star. I love quotes and short stories This book is composed of very short tales, all true by a real monk The tales are lovely and spiritually true A friend who thought that I would like it loaned it to me The tales illustrate how some of the spiritual truths that we have all heard can be fully assimilated into a real live person s perspective on life, meaning, relationship Wonderful I love this little book I am so happy to see it listed here on GoodReads I don t know anyone else who has read this book One pager stories that make you think Most stories simply pose questions.I pull it off my shelf regularly and just read a story to mull over during the day Love it. inspiring.