YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Buddhist cat - Dhamma Wheel

Buddhist cat

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.
User avatar
zavk
Posts: 1161
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Buddhist cat

Postby zavk » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:03 am

I thought my cat is Buddhist because she often sits with me to meditate (i.e. nap), but I think this is the real deal:



The footage appears to be from Korea, but this appears to be a TV program from Hong Kong. I don't understand the voice-over because I don't understand Cantonese, and with my totally pathetic understanding of the Chinese language (despite studying it in school) I can only barely make out what the subtitles are saying: The cat would go to the Dhamma hall everyday and sit for hours in front of the Buddha rupa, almost as if it were prostrating or venerating it. The monks would try to entice it out to play but it would just return to the Dhamma hall. The only times when it voluntarily leaves the Dhamma hall is when it is hungry.

A good rebirth for this cat, I reckon. :meditate:
With metta,
zavk

plwk
Posts: 1464
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 am

Re: Buddhist cat

Postby plwk » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:21 am


User avatar
zavk
Posts: 1161
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Buddhist cat

Postby zavk » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:42 am

With metta,
zavk

Jhana4
Posts: 1309
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:20 pm
Location: U.S.A., Northeast

Re: Buddhist cat

Postby Jhana4 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:12 pm

I often wondered what meditators with pets do. I just assumed they closed the door. So your cat will settle in by you and be still enough for you to push on with your meditation?
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

User avatar
Viscid
Posts: 930
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:55 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: Buddhist cat

Postby Viscid » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:51 pm

Cats like warm comfy cushions.
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

User avatar
zavk
Posts: 1161
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Buddhist cat

Postby zavk » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:13 pm

Yup my cat sure loves my meditation blanket/cushion. She usually comes into the room, look out the window for a while, then circle around me.... sometimes she'll clamber on my lap to ask for a kiss, but she'll eventually settle down like in my avatar pic, resting her head on my leg to have a snooze. It's not much of a disturbance really; I might pat her or 'headbutt' her in return then i get back to my meditation. I had to get my partner to quickly tip toe into the room to take that photo.
With metta,
zavk

User avatar
andre9999
Posts: 465
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:04 pm
Location: Milwaukee, WI, US
Contact:

Re: Buddhist cat

Postby andre9999 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:26 am

One of my greyhounds just likes to come over while I'm sitting, stand a foot in front of me for a minute, then nudge my face with his wet nose. On the bright side, I'd prefer that to having a 100-pound dog try to sit in my lap.

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Buddhist cat

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:42 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..


Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine