About the Book
Caleb, the Buddhist monk, is a fictitious character, who represents the teachings and wisdom of Buddhism. In his lively discussions with Bianca, Caleb asks us to transform our minds by cultivating thoughts. Bianca defines happiness as inborn maintained by fulfilment. Caleb thinks our unenlightened existence conditions suffering. In 21 sessions, Caleb and Bianca discuss what they believe to be essential to human happiness. What is the meaning of "compassion", the basis for "kindness", how can we relate to our "ego" and what really is "personality"? KING OF DESIRE QUEEN OF HAPPINESS offers a deep evaluation of human aspiration and motivation in an accessible and entertaining way. Religion and science are being scrutinised, traditional views challenged and our human existence reconnected to our natural roots. This book provides new food for thought! It encourages reflection and motivates real change, following on from Bianca Ferrari's first book "THE CONTINUUM OF HAPPINESS".
PhD in Cultural Anthropology and Psychology. A lifelong interest in human society and extensive travels to learn from indigenous cultures. A passion for exterior and interior beauty, that will grace people and their surrounds in close relation with nature. An interest in dignified life styles that create harmony and balance inside human communities and are truly sustainable for all living creatures. There is a strong recommendation to reduce the influence of empirical research for the sake of preserving the instinctive faculty which has always guided human understanding deeply and securely.