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READ PDF Û The Art of Purring Ê What makes you purrOf all the questions in the world, this is the most important It is also the great leveler Because no matter whether you are a playful kitten or a sedentary senior, a scrawny alley Tom or a sleek coated uptown girl, whatever your circumstances, you just want to be happy Not the kind of happy that comes and goes like a can of flaked tuna but an enduring happiness The deep down happiness that makes you purr from the heart Before leaving for a teaching tour to America, the Dalai Lama poses a challenge to his beloved feline, HHC His Holiness s Cat to discover the true cause of happiness Little does she know what adventures this task will bring A hair raising chase through the streets of McLeod Ganj leads to an unexpected revelation about the perils of self obsession An encounter with the mystical Yogi Tarchen inspires a breakthrough discovery about her past one with dramatic implications for us all And overheard conversations between ivy league psychologists, high ranking lamas, and famous writers who congregate at the Himalaya Book Caf help her explore the convergence between science and Buddhism on the vital subject of happiness Sparkling with wisdom, warmth, and a touch of mischief, The Dalai Lama s Cat and the Art of Purring is a charming reminder of why HHC is becoming one of the most loved cats around the worldSo what is the true cause of purring The Dalai Lama whispers this secret on his return only for the ears of HHC and those with whom she has a karmic connection that, dear reader, means you This book is somewhat deeper than the first and we don t see much of the Dalai Lama As a matter of fact, this book proves to me that I would never be able to become a Buddist, I just don t have the patience for it Some of the passages are wordy and to me, seem to have nothing to do with the book Then again this book is a mish mash of peoples lives and deaths yes one of our beloved characters died in this book Also, the Dalai Lama is on a trip for most of the book.This book does reinforce t This book is somewhat deeper than the first and we don t see much of the Dalai Lama As a matter of fact, this book proves to me that I would never be able to become a Buddist, I just don t have the patience for it Some of the passages are wordy and to me, seem to have nothing to do with the book Then again this book is a mish mash of peoples lives and deaths yes one of our beloved characters died in this book Also, the Dalai Lama is on a trip for most of the book.This book does reinforce the fact that the world does not revolve around our ego and unfortunately, that is about all that I took away about Buddism from this book On the other hand, the stories that revolve around the other s non feline canine lives are quite interesting and surprising David Michie has found a whimsical, clever way to educate the reader about happiness from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective Although I didn t initially choose the book with a goal to learnabout Tibetan Buddhism, I learned a lot And despite learning a lot, it was an easy, enjoyable read I enjoyed the human and animal characters and became eager to see where their narratives led.It is written in the first person perspective of as the title says the Dalai Lama s cat, and I grew very fond of David Michie has found a whimsical, clever way to educate the reader about happiness from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective Although I didn t initially choose the book with a goal to learnabout Tibetan Buddhism, I learned a lot And despite learning a lot, it was an easy, enjoyable read I enjoyed the human and animal characters and became eager to see where their narratives led.It is written in the first person perspective of as the title says the Dalai Lama s cat, and I grew very fond of HHC His Holiness s Cat , one of the names by which she is known The story takes place over several weeks while the Dalai Lama is away He has given HHC the assignment of, in his absence, discovering the secrets to true happiness, and we get to go along for the ride As she learns, so does the reader It really is cleverly done.Although this book is a sequel to The Dalai Lama s Cat, I thoroughly enjoyed it as a stand alone I have not read The Dalai Lama s Cat, but I now plan to I hope this is a series and that there will bethan two.Bravo to an unexpectedly profound, delightful read I love this this series, book 2 is even better then the first I love that the cat narrates the book and if you re not a cat lover lots of dogs appear There is a shocking revelation view spoiler HHC was reincarnated from a DOG hide spoiler Highly recommended for anyone who loves animals, wants a break from violence and despair I love this this series, book 2 is even better then the first I love that the cat narrates the book and if you re not a cat lover lots of dogs appear There is a shocking revelation view spoiler HHC was reincarnated from a DOG hide spoiler Highly recommended for anyone who loves animals, wants a break from violence and despair There are books that make you feel happy as you turn their pages, one anecdote at a time.And then there are books that lighten up your soul.And then there is this book and this entire series for that matter Took over 2 weeks for this book just so that I don t end up finishing it too soon Guess this book will be gifted by me to many over next few years