The Cat story is cleverly written around situations in life that can happen to anyone of us. Such as being angry at someone, jealous, proud, annoyed, bored or expecting too much. All of these states of mind are later watched through Dalai Lama’s graceful state of being which gives you an alternative way of processing these experiences.
To be even more realistic and exciting the Cat, also called Snow Lion or HHC (His Holiness’s Cat) meets various famous guests of Dalai Lama who are almost never named but described by what is commonly known about them. These meetings kinda answer the question:
- Does money or power bring happiness?
As the story continues you can observe how she gets from very selfish and “victim thinking” state to be emphatic, happy and genuinely confident. Part of which she learns herself and part of which she learns by being with Dalai Lama. This is not maybe precisely said in the book, but it is suggested that being in the presence of the master has indeed the profound positive effect on your own life.
Just in case you have been wondering about this - yes, if you want to know a little bit about Buddhism, karma, karmic connections, how is it with Tibetan monks or life in a monastery, you can get a quick glimpse of that in the book as well.
So if you are interested in any of these topics and you do not want to read anything too complicated, there is no need to look further.
Author David Michie is now famous for more than one book about His Holiness’s Cat. Series now include “The Power of Meow” or “The Art of Purring”.