[Buddha-l] New Buddhist Topic--Buddhism and Cats
twin_oceans at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 28 21:40:10 MST 2011
This is a genuine topic I have wanted to pursue. Apologies if it has already been discussed, just refer me to the year and I'll look for the thread.
Several years ago, I heard that "the only animal that was not invited to the Buddha's Parinirvana was the cat." This statement was accompanied by all the usual stereotypes about cats: they're mean, treacherous, etc., which is why they were excluded from the guest list. Where in the world did that statement come from? And who wrote out the invitations?
P.S. I live with 3 lovely, sweet cats: Selma, Estrella and Vicente.
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