The Dalai Lama's Cat
“‘Oh! How adorable! I didn’t know you had a cat!’ she exclaimed.I am always surprised how many people make this observation. Why should His Holiness not have a cat?‘If only she could speak,’ continued the actress. ‘I’m sure she’d have such wisdom to share.’And so the seed was planted . . . I... show more
“‘Oh! How adorable! I didn’t know you had a cat!’ she exclaimed.I am always surprised how many people make this observation. Why should His Holiness not have a cat?‘If only she could speak,’ continued the actress. ‘I’m sure she’d have such wisdom to share.’And so the seed was planted . . . I began to think that perhaps the time had come for me to write a book of my own—a book that would convey some of the wisdom I’ve learned sitting not at the feet of the Dalai Lama but even closer, on his lap. A book that would tell my own tale . . . how I was rescued from a fate too grisly to contemplate to become the constant companion of a man who is not only one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate but also a dab hand with a can opener.” Starving and pitiful, a mud-smeared kitten is rescued from the slums of New Delhi and transported to a life she could have never imagined. In a beautiful sanctuary overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas, she begins her new life as the Dalai Lama’s cat.Warmhearted, irreverent, and wise, this cat of many names opens a window to the inner sanctum of life in Dharamsala. A tiny spy observing the constant flow of private meetings between His Holiness and everyone from Hollywood celebrities to philanthropists to self-help authors, the Dalai Lama’s cat provides us with insights on how to find happiness and meaning in a busy, materialistic world. Her story will put a smile on the face of anyone who has been blessed by the kneading paws and bountiful purring of a cat.
Publish date: 2012-10-01
Publisher: Hay House Visions
Pages no: 217
Edition language: English
A particularly illuminating treasure of a book. The main hero is a cat, Dalai Lama's cat, flirting, ruminating on energy and dharma, pondering psychology, quoting 'The Great Gatsby'... Oh, my!I immensely enjoyed it!
David Michie's expertise on Buddhism shines through this delightful novel -- without being the least bit preachy. Written from the perspective of HHC (His Holiness' Cat), She of Many Names -- it seems that everyone in town calls her something different -- this is a delightful look at life inside Dh...