Dharma The Cat : Philosophy With Fur

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Cartoons and Commentary that blend humour with philosophy,"on the rocky road to nirvana with a Buddhist cat, a novice monk and a mouse hell-bent on cheese." The cartoon strip, "Dharma The Cat," runs in small monthly magazines in 20 countries, and is translated into 10 languages. The web site has won the "10 Best On The Web" Award in the Humor Category, and it is on the BBC Online's list of best educational sites.

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Welcome to the HOW NOT TO school of gaining wisdom -- a subject in which I have acquired some measure of expertise.

Many of these cartoons are autobiographical. I actually live with Siam The Mouse and Dharma The Cat. This coolest of cats teaches me how to be fully absorbed in the now, while Siam the cheese-chaser reminds me that one's spiritual development is always balanced by call of the mundane.

So, in these cartoons I am represented by Bodhi, the novice monk who stumbles so earnestly along the Buddha's noble path, while his wise cat Dharma observes from a cool place and offers commentary on my "progress." Meanwhile, Siam continually chases the cheese, and is forever laughing over her shoulder at both of us.

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Dharma The Cat is a very cool cat. From a higher plane he wisely observes his earnest young master, Bodhi, stumbling along the path to spiritual enlightenment, while Siam, a single-minded mouse, doesn't care for anything but the cheese.

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David Lourie
Published by Simon & Schuster Ltd (2000)
ISBN 10: 073181035X ISBN 13: 9780731810352
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