[Buddha-l] New Buddhist Topic--Buddhism and Cats

Richard Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Fri Dec 30 07:59:14 MST 2011

On Dec 29, 2011, at 16:47 , Charlie Hodgin wrote:

> I recall on the 10,000 Buddhas of Northern California website it used to
> have lay vows listed and requirements.
> 1 of the questions was do you live with a cat - the implication being that
> if you did you could not take a lay ordination.

That's interesting. I've heard that when cats seek bodhisattva ordination, one of the questions is "Do you live with a human being?" Presumably, we are rather bad influences on cats aspiring to spiritual growth.

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