Jag kan ha fel och andra visdomar från mitt liv som buddhistmunk

Jag kan ha fel och andra visdomar från mitt liv som buddhistmunk I May Be Wrong

In his mid-twenties Björn Lindeblad goes from pursuing a promising career as a business executive, to uprooting his life and giving away all his possessions to become a Buddhist forest monk in the jungles of Thailand. There he is given his monk name, Natthiko, meaning “one who grows in wisdom.” Seventeen years of monastery life later, he returns to his native Sweden. Lost, unemployed and with no money to his name, he crashes headfirst into a depression. But owing to his learnings and generous surroundings, he discovers a new path forwards and is today a much beloved public speaker and meditation instructor. In 2018, Björn was diagnosed with the incurable disease ALS.

In I May Be Wrong, Björn shares his hard-won insights into how one can live a more free and present life, improving one’s mental well-being in the process. Finding hope and beauty in the face of unfavorable odds, and drawing from his experiences of monastery life, where death was ever-present, he also reflects on what stands out as most important when things are coming to an end. Besides brimming with eye-opening perspectives, this life-affirming book further outlines helpful hands-on exercises we can use in our daily lives to find our inner peace.

I May Be Wrong became 2020’s No. 1 bestselling non-fiction title in Sweden.

Awards

Sound Award (Voice of the Year) Sweden 2021
Adlibris Award (Best Non-fiction) Sweden 2020
Storytel Awards (Best Non-fiction) Sweden 2020
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Reviews

  • “Beautiful and moving.”

    Hela Gotland, Sweden

  • “The book contains so many wisdoms that tie in with the big issues that the world wrestles with today. /…/ Heart-rending, yet at the same time so beautiful.”

    Nyhetsmorgon, Sweden

  • “It’s an astounding life story. /…/ Björn Natthiko Lindeblad talks with vulnerability about the one thing we all know for certain: that at some point, we will all die. /…/ Why, he wonders, does our culture’s narrative about death talk only of battle, resistance and denial? /…/ A different perspective on a dilemma that is admittedly timeless, but also unusually present this particular year.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • “[Björn Natthiko Lindeblad] is rather good at giving the impenetrable darkness what it deserves. /…/ [He] knows how to twist and turn his prose in order to call our attention to things, and sort of make them new all together.”

    Göteborgsposten, Sweden

  • “[Björn’s words] are so wise, so filled with insight, so beautiful, so fragile – and at the same time, so unbearably painful. /…/ It’s so important, so vulnerable and so filled with emotion and wisdom. It’s impossible to guard against.”

    Aftonbladet, Sweden

Author
Björn Natthiko Lindeblad
Published
2020
Genre
  • Non-fiction
Pages
192
Reading material

Swedish edition

English translation

Rights sold

Bulgaria, Kibea

Czech Republic, Kniha Zlin

Finland, Aula Kustannus

France, Ambre Éditions

Germany, Dtv

Hungary, Cartaphilus

Italy, Vallardi

Korea, Dasan

Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC

Lithuania, Balto

Netherlands, Het Spectrum

Norway, Publicom

Poland, Foksal

Portugal, Lua de Papel

Romania, Trei

Russia, Bombora

Spain, Ariel

Sweden, Bonnier Fakta

UK, Bloomsbury

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