Sentient Beings in The Kingdom of Bhutan by Laurie S. Chambers
By Gini Rainey
Chambers, who has spent over fifty years traveling the world seeking to understand the complexity of being human, has written a lovely book about the peaceful kingdom of Bhutan. Located in the Himalayan mountains, Bhutan’s people have formed a unique relationship with the animals sharing their space in this beautiful area.
While the cover might lead you to think this is a children’s book, it is filled with the complexity of human/animal relationships. In a place where all living things matter, Chambers has managed to capture the beauty of both the sights and principles of the Bhutanese and subtly implores that we all take on these loving and caring and grateful people.
And don’t be mistaken, there are at least three levels presented in her book. One that appeals to the seeker of truth and peace, one that encourages the young child to live a life of appreciation and love, and one that captures the eye of the seeker of visual beauty. This is not a book to be read straight through. Rather, it would be a wise and intelligent thing to read each page for its own merit and value and digest and internalize the message that each one has to offer.
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