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The Dalai Lama's Cat : A Novel - Michie David

The Dalai Lama's Cat

A Novel

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Published: 30th January 2013
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"'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 Holinessnot 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.

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4.6

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  • Deserves multiple readings (8)
  • Well written (8)

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5.0

Such a beautiful read!

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from Byron Bay, Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
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    Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

    This book is what makes you smile, laugh and cry all at once! I'm so glad that I was recommended this book by a friend. The way it is written is so unique and engaging!

     
    4.0

    Surprising

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    from Newcastle, NSW

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        Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

        I had always wondered what it would be like to be close to such a busy and interesting person as the Dali Lama? This book provides a unique perspective into the goings on, of his household.
        David Michie again illustrates his understanding of Buddhist teachings, by subtly weaving in insights and examples of Buddhist wisdom into what appears at first to be a simple story.
        An enjoyable and easy read.

         
        5.0

        The intimacy of Dalai Lama's household

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        from queensland Australia

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        • Engaging Characters
        • Well Written

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          • Enhances the basic concept of mediataion

          Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

          It is cat eye vision of the his Holiness house hold. The captures images McLeod Ganj and changes since I visited this location in 1973. The book validates the basic principles of Buddhism.

           
          4.0

          Loved the book and will re read it.

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          from Carnarvon

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            Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

            Lovely book great characters and an interesting insight into another culture.

             
            4.0

            Delightful book for cat lovers

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            from WA

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            • Engaging Characters
            • Healing Power For Pet Los

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              Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

              Service and delivery is very good. Books always arrive well packed and in excellent condition.

               
              4.0

              I'm a cat lover - enough said.

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              from Western Australia

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                  Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

                  Light hearted,warm and funny. Gave interesting insight to the Dalai Lama's world.

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                  4.0

                  Deep and meaningful content

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                  from Perth Western Australia

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                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Profound And Thoughtful
                  • Well Written

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                    • Spiritual Guidance
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                    Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

                    This is a wonderful book. It is set in an unusual way with the cat as the storyteller. This works very well, as she is a vain but beautiful creature and readily admits to her many faults as she absorbs the inner peace and tranquillity experienced by the Dalai Lama. She becomes more enlightened to things which make us unhappy as the story proceeds and has wise words of advice. A very worthwhile read and a book to refer to again and again.

                     
                    5.0

                    Just get it

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                    from Perth

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                        Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

                        Great read with pearls of wisdom

                         
                        5.0

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                          • Cat Lovers
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                          Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

                          A beautiful and engaging introduction to the world of buddhism. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have passed it on to my mother and sister to read. My mother thought it was wonderful too! I am so inspired that I have booked a short holiday to see the Dalai Lama at Uluru in June! :-)

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                          5.0

                          Awesome

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                          from Apple Tree Creek, Qld, Australia

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                              Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

                              This book had a lesson to learn in every chapter, was cleverly written and a book I will read more than once. Loved it. Members of the family read it and enjoyed it as well

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                              "What a joy to spend some intimate time with the Dalai Lama glimpsed through the devoted eyes of his adventurous cat, Mousie-Tung. This charming and highly entertaining book will cheer you up and warm your heart. Curl up with The Dalai Lama's Cat." -- Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader "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

                              ISBN: 9781401940584
                              ISBN-10: 1401940587
                              Audience: General
                              Format: Paperback
                              Language: English
                              Number Of Pages: 230
                              Published: 30th January 2013
                              Publisher: Hay House Inc
                              Country of Publication: US
                              Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.6  x 1.8
                              Weight (kg): 0.26
                              Edition Number: 1