Sixty enlightening parables from the extraordinary life of Mad Monk: a Chan/Zen Buddhist, artist, humanist, lover, hedonist and above all moralist. Each parable brims with Larry Littany Litt's unique wit, wisdom, and practical advice. He's a renowned trickster and conversely a savior. Mad Monk is a contradiction, living his life fully with humor, creativity and a special sense of civic duty. Even though he's a Chan/Zen monk he loves women, wine and sometimes forbidden food. Yet he works daily painting portraits of Dalma in his studio. When he travels out from the monastery he transforms himself into a sophisticated gentlemen. When his Trickster spirit emerges bubbling with mischief from within his soul anything can happen. He donates proceeds from his painting sales to helping the poor and his monastery's maintenance. He walks miles every day for exercise and meditation, observing and often interacting with interesting or distressed people. He introduces himself as 'Mad Monk' with his jocular tone, inspiring a smile and honest humor. His deserved reputation for speaking unpopular truths precedes him. Read one, two or more stories each time you open this book. You will have a friend and companion for life.
Mad Monk Improper Parables: Wit, Wisdom, Humor, Laughter and Practical Advice
Larry Littany Litt, author