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Playing the Ball Where the Monkey Leaves it is a necessary rule for anyone who wishes to find peace in life. For peace can come only with the acceptance of life, of the way things are in life. The suchness of life is the starting point in daily living and the beginning of the discovery of happiness and peace.
The sage in the stories takes the reader along a path of apparent ordinariness and sudden depths. The stories are thematically arranged around issues of daily living such as relationships, suffering, helping and so on. They offer a treasure trove of wisdom regarding mindfulness in practical living. Reading them reflectively can be challenging and life-changing.