The book "The Birds in My Life" that was laboriously written and edited by Supreme Master Ching Hai with nice printing, was released to encourage people to study, to share the love, and to learn how to take care of our animal friends. After reading the book, I think it was laid out so beautifully with vivacious images. The simple construction of words brings us a feeling of excitement, closeness, and friendliness toward the bird.
I feel that I am lucky to have read this book. Among the twenty two species of bird that the author is raising, some are given individual names with special meanings. For example, Brighty, Sunny, and Cheery are the names given to the birds so that they could enjoy a life full of happiness and good spirit. Free Joy is always excited about life whereas Mei Mei was given this name because of her quality of intelligence. Each species has its own characteristic. Some have noble gestures with interest in peace like Anakhan, and are liberal and elegant towards women like Free Joy. Some are loyal and talkative like Gentino, gentle and compassionate like Luvy, or just interested in scratching their own heads like Prajna. Others dangle from above like Rainbow, the rest able to understand humans like Libra.
Therefore, to me this is a book full of love, a documentary work that the author has spent a tremendous amount of time on, in her persistent work to integrate, study, research, and collect her own and personal experiences that she has toward each specie of bird. This brings us a wealth of insights with profound feelings to the nature of the birds as well as other animals around us. Reading the book will also help us relax mentally, and develops our ability to be more aware with greater understanding, and to respect the life of all beings. Furthermore, this will help enrich our life with such great joy that we will be more ready to explore the wonderful and mysterious world.
I hope that more people will read this very beneficial and valuable book, "The Birds in My Life." If you are thinking about buying a good book for your collection or as a gift to your children, or family members, I highly recommend this book.