Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Vegetarian Cat Called Liberation

There was a story in the papers about a special temple cat in South Korea.

This cat was found as a kitten with burnt injuries 4 yrs ago by the abbot. The abbot saved it and gave it a Dharma name "Liberation". She also gave the kitten 3 precepts for staying in the monastery:

1) to refrain from making noise in the temple
2) to refrain from eating meat and
3) to refrain from killing.

Amazingly the kitten could understand the instructions and has never violated the precepts since then.

In addition, the cat spent hours everyday in the temple venerating the Buddha, leaving reluctantly only for its strictly vegetarian meal.


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