This is the English translation of the Japanese book that has sold over a million copies as a series.
This book introduces sixty-five heart-warming stories that show what it means to learn from life s events. These simple yet beautiful tales invites us to look deeper into almost any situation in life. In the tradition of Aesop's Fables each story concludes with a moral lesson. In these lessons, the author gives us a perspective on people and events that is both rare and unexpected, demonstrating a profound understanding of the human condition. Something You Forgot Along the Way is a joy to read for anyone: teenagers looking to share in the wisdom of an adult;parents and teachers who wish to share something invaluable with their children or pupils; and all people everywhere, young or old, who seek to better themselves and the world they live in. This is a book to cherish, to share and to return to over and over again.
The 65 short stories in this book are:
・Making the World Happier
・Stones That Longed to Be Diamonds
・How Much Is Enough?
・Counseling the Wayward Student
・Living for a Great Desire
・Take Him the Money Now!
・The Best-Tasting Dish
・A Seed Not Planted Cannot Grow
・Change Irritation to Appreciation
・Promises Are to Be Kept
・Parents Are Mirrored in Their Children
・Reading in the Dark
・Kindness Benefits Oneself as Well as Others
・A Good Wife; a Bad Wife
・He Who Saves Others Will Be Saved Himself
・Sticking to a Single Path in Life
・Perseverance Is Greater than Proficiency
・Don't Judge People by Appearance
・Busy People Have the Most Time
・Change Yourself, and Others Will Follow
・Success Is the Fruit of Effort, etc.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KENTETSU TAKAMORI is a Pure Land Buddhist teacher born in Japan in 1929. He has lectured throughout Japan and worldwide on Buddhism for more than half a century. He is the author of several best-selling titles in Japanese and the chair of the Buddhist organization J**o Shinshu Shinrankai.
YOU WERE BORN FOR A REASON: The Real Purpose of Life was the first of his works to be published in English (Ichimannendo Publishing, Inc., 2006). This is a translation of the book Naze ikiru (Ichimannendo Publishing, 2001), which has sold over 600,000 copies to date.
His life has been dedicated to faithfully conveying the teachings of Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of Shin Buddhism (the True Pure Land School).
He lives with his wife and their dog in a small town in Toyama Prefecture overlooking the Japan Sea.
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