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The Dalai Lama's Cat Paperback – October 1, 2012
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“This enchanting story is a rare treat. I highly recommend it!” — Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of Conscious Loving and The First Rule of Ten
About the Author
David Michie is the best-selling author of Buddhism for Busy People, Hurry Up and Meditate, and Enlightenment to Go.
Top Customer Reviews
As you might imagine, "Bodhi catva" is privy to many spiritually intense conversations, and not only does she recount some the most important nuggets of Buddhism, she also applies the principles to her own life as she continues to strive to live up to her title of HHC (His Holiness's Cat). We also get a clue into the feline mind on issues such as playing the cello, "as we cats refer to that most delicate part of our grooming regimen when we attend to our nether regions."
Yes, there's a good dose of humor throughout the book as well.
I love me some anthropomorphism, and Michie pulls this off brilliantly. Both the premise and the writing are sharp, snappy, and clever; the story is warm and fulfilling. The lessons in Buddhist principles are an added, wonderful bonus because Michie, an established authority on Buddhism, not only shares them but also illustrates them in lighthearted, everyday situations to which anyone can relate.
I highlighted so many bits in my Kindle version, but one I want to leave you with is this, just in case the idea of reading a book about Buddhism, or any religion, puts you off: "The purpose of Buddhism is not to convert people. It is to give them tools so they can create greater happiness. So they can be happier Catholics, happier atheists, happier Buddhists.Read more ›
You might NOT be a cat person, it's okay--don't let the name of this book deter you, and if you are a cat person--rejoice and turn the pages.
Wow, advise on happiness and living life in a novel that is filled with stories (within the story). Engaging daily situations that teach from the author's perception of the Dalai Lama's beliefs, or more specifically Buddhism. The book is also a pure example of learning through stories--so pleasant to have those `aha' moments shown in tale versus telling in a non-fiction instructional guide.
The tale (tail) begins with a kitten that is saved from the slums of New Delhi. A visual any reader can gain from the trailer of the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Am I shallow to say the hints throughout the book about famous people visiting the Dalai Lama kept me guessing and more than interested? Maybe a little, but I found it fascinating. Sharing the Dalai Lama's teachings within life's moments as seen through the eyes of the cat (who also learns from each happening!) and always on topics the reader can relate to. Although the work is fiction, I believe, the author, David Michie has an understanding of Buddhism, and does a fabulous job of spinning his tale with relevance toward today's times. Bravo! Well done.Read more ›
I think you have to have an open mind to get anything out of this book. I can honestly say I am very interested in learning more about the Dalai Lama and Buddhism after reading this book. Basically I was thinking it would be about meditating and forsaking good things in life, but it really is so much more. Admittedly I was woefully ignorant, but I hope to change that after reading this book. I heartily recommend reading this book, you might find a lot more in it than a cat story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful bits of wisdom about Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. Light-hearted and full of humor and an easy read. So many books about Buddhism are slow and hard to get through. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Wisdom Seeker
Entertaining and uplifting. If you want to know more about Buddhism ... or cats... this is a great book!Published 3 days ago by Dr. B.L. Shelton
Nice story about a cat. There are "lessons" as it were concerning Buddhism but it's not "preachy" like some other tomes. Read morePublished 8 days ago by JustaDude
If you are a cat lover, this book will enchant you. There is also a second one.Published 9 days ago by Robin Brooks
Like many other books on religion or philosophy this does not become a chore. It is a fun read and you will look forward to reading the next page. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Dhruv S. Mehta
The Dalai Lama's CAT is at first simplistic but quickly demonstrates a truly in-depth, insightful and sweet story of life from the perspective of what we humans, would suppose a... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a FABULOUS book! Absolutely enchanting and full of wonderful advice and observations. Well done! Great, fast delivery too!Published 22 days ago by S Barker