A Bombay boy with a Bachelors in English Lit. Rohit has written The Kitty Buddha, a tale about a cat searching for meaning in this world. Inspirational new-age philosophy interlaced with adult humor. Here’s a peak at the kitty’s wisdom! xoxo
Well, at least that’s what the tacky looking guy in the picture appears to be saying no? Of course, with a cutting chai and not a pint of lager.
But this blog is not about me. It’s about Kitty, the striking cat in the mirror who must have inadvertently got your attention over mine (because I’m delusional really, she’s far more interesting), and she has embarked on a journey much like the great prince Siddhartha who went on to become the enlightened one. Here is what she found on her journey in my debut novel The Kitty Buddha.
1) A Curious Trade of Saliva
“I know you guys love kissing but just look at it through the eyes of a sexy pussycat. If that girl were to spit on that boy, he would be repulsed and shocked and disgusted all at the same time. Yet it’s perfectly normal to trade copious amounts of saliva with your tongues… it’s the same saliva for crying out loud!!! That’s why we cats don’t kiss.”
2) The Anatomy of Love
“Try and think of somebody you love. See how nice it feels. Now think of somebody you hate. Don’t you feel your heart resisting? Like something can’t fit in there? That’s because the heart is not designed to accommodate hate. Sometimes I think to myself, ‘What is the anatomy of love? Does it have a shape? Is it the shape of the heart? It must be because it fits perfectly in there. Hate, however hangs onto the heart like an oversaw jigsaw piece.”
3) A Chemical Kaleidoscope
“I believe there are chemicals in the brain that control our feelings. Yeah, serotonin, dopamine (not Doberman), whatever. Could the brain really be nothing more than a chemical kaleidoscope? A little push here and your chemical patterns are altered. Nothing you can do about it. Life’s thrown you about this way. Hope it throws you around in a better way…
But what I do remember is there wasn’t a single pattern I didn’t admire. Every pattern had some intrinsic meaning, even if I didn’t know what that meaning was. The same with life. There is beauty in each pattern, in each state of mind.”
4) The Closing of Closure
“How can there be something called closure? Do we really want to close the beautiful moments in our lives? No, what is really needed is the closing of closure… to feel until you feel no more.”
5) Nothing prepares you for life
“You think life prepares you for everything you know. But nothing, nothing ever prepares you for life…”
6) Building around the Hole
“ It’s true the hole is nothing when you look at it. But without it, neither is the donut. When your life is empty, you don’t run away from the hole. That’s living in denial. Instead you build something beautiful around it, and let the character of the hole blend with that structure to create something meaningful.”
7) The Song of Life
“If you listen too hard to find the words you lose the magic of the music… the music is the feeling.. the lyrics are only thoughts… And it is exactly the feeling, no matter how complex, that truly defines your experience. That, my dear reader, is the song of life. One hundred percent instrumental.”
8) The true essence of being a butterfly
“What they don’t understand, what people don’t understand, is that the butterfly never quite understood all the attention it got. In its mind it was still the caterpillar…”
9) Lego Engineering
“If you pick up the pieces of another person’s life, what you are really doing is making the LEGO structure of the human spirit stronger. You fail because you don’t see the big picture. You’re too busy working on your own building, not realizing that if the buildings around you collapse, you will be affected as well.”
10) Thinking outside the ME
“At first I thought you were crazy but I realized the only way I could ever think outside my mind was to think out of the box. That box was me, Kitty. Once I thought outside me about another, about you, I could feel…”
“… That’s the correct way to think, Kitty. About another. You have to think outside the ME.”
At the end I first want to say a BIG THANK YOU to MissMalini for having me voice my thoughts.. erm.. Kitty’s in this blog of mine. I’m probably one of her biggest fans… really respect her and admire the way she has succeeded in a most difficult profession. Really hope you all enjoyed reading it and really look forward to your comments and interaction. I always grew up wondering as a child and I still do. Would love to reach out to likewise people. Thanks and have a super day!!!
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