This weeks bAdAss award goes to Ajahn Brahm (full name Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera)
Ajahn is a Buddhist teacher of meditation. “He focuses on being true to the original roots of Buddha’s teaching of Dhamma and Vinaya”
- Dhamma – cosmic law and order
- Vinaya – discipline
Brahm is not only wise and knowledgeable, he also tells great stories with deep lessons. His light hearted approach and corny jokes are always good for a giggle.
Brahm was born in Peter Betts, London, United Kingdom in 1951. He graduated school and headed off to University of Cambridge to study physics. It was there where he saw a monk for the first time and immediately knew then that this is what he wanted to be. After graduating and teaching for a year he went to Thailand and became monk.
Ajahn has made quite a name for himself since. He now has written several books including “Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?” (also known as Open The Door To Your Heart)
I first came across Ajan Braham about three years ago when I was living in my tiny decrepit cabin. He too, still lives in a small hut and lives without money, despite his fame. I listened to his talks on repeat while I puttered around and washed dishes. I wanted his teachings to stick in my bones, taking the place of bullshit advertisements that I had been over exposed to “on the other side”.
April 2, 2017
Albert was born March 14/79 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. This pisces physicist was “passionately curious”… So much so that he created the law of relativity and won a nobel prize in 1921 for a paper he wrote on the photoelectric effect.
Yes, Albert had many accomplishments, but he also had some quirky traits!
Albert never wore socks and often wore sandals before the days of sandals being considered trendy or even appropriate footwear.
Medical professionals suggested that his behaviours were similar to those of someone with Autism or Aspergers. Some sources also say he had dyslexia.
Albert also had what they now call Einstein syndrome, which is a term now used for brilliant children who are late to speak. Albert said his first word at the age of four.
As with many badasses, Albert wasn’t much interested in following rules. And his footwear was only one way he showed his retaliation.
In the above photo was taken on his 72nd birthday. Albert was tired of smiling for the camera all day so he decided instead to stick out his tongue. This is one of the most famous photos of Einstein to this day.
In his spare time (you know, when he wasn’t busy figuring out the ways of the universe) Albert enjoyed to play his violin, sailing and hiking.
Equally brilliant as he was humble and wise, Albert is a total bad ass… with a killer hair cut.
Albert Einstein QUOTES
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”
“I have no special talents. I’m only passionately curious”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge”