Buddhist monks don’t have a lot of money. So when a new monastery was being built in Western Australia, all the monks were turned into builders.
One particular monk, Ajahn Brahm, was tasked with building a brick wall. In his previous life he was a Scientist; he’d never laid a brick in his life.
With patience and tenacity he got the hang of it. Carefully he placed each brick, ensuring it was centered perfectly. He was even starting to enjoy it.