kalden yungdrung wrote:
gnegirl wrote:When i was practising this morning, a little furry face was keeping me company. She was being as good as she could be until *chomp*, one of my mala counters is in her mouth, and i'm getting cat 'big-eyes' that seem to be saying 'i know i'm being bad, but i couldn't help it!'. A small tap on her nose, she releases the counter, purrs, curls up at my feet and i keep going as she snoozes.
Undoubtly good karma that the cat put in her mouth, a sacred object like here the mala. So for spoken mantras done by the help of a mala, the mala has something to do with the mouth. So i can understand why the cat could take the mala in her mouth.
Would it be not correct if a Lama would spit on your Mala.
The meaning is here that the Lama does bless the Mala.
Kitties are mischievous at times, especially this one. She is usually very good, but every now and then she pulls something like this to remind me of her feline nature. The swinging counters were simply too irresistible, and in her mind, looked like WAY too much fun not to join in.
The kitties have been shrine water bowl thieves, one ate a damaru striker, and a few misc things have gotten knocked off the shrine, book case nearby etc. I keep telling her 'next lifetime, you silly fuzzy, come back as a human and then you can play with the dharma toys!'. I keep the shrine pretty bare to prevent mischief, but every now and then either she is cleverer than i realize, or i am forgetful, and mischief ensues.