Friday, August 6, 2010

The Pious Cat in South Korea

Original Videos by Queenaaaaaa's Channel @ YouTube

English translation provided by Wayne Woo, Singapore (Wayne's Dhamma Blog)

There was a story in the papers about a special temple cat in South Korea, which spends hours everyday gazing and praying to the Buddha, reluctantly leaving only for its meals. There was one part where after eating food, the cat shed a tear... out of gratitude? This cat was found as a kitten four years ago by the abbot with burn injuries. The abbess saved it and gave it the Dharma name of "Liberation". She also gave the kitten three precepts for staying in the monastery, which was to 1) refrain from making noise in the Vihara, 2) refrain from eating meat and 3) refrain from killing. Amazingly the kitten could understand her instructions and have never broken them for the past 4 years.

Other titles on Korean Buddhism
Don't-Know Mind: The Spirit of Korean Zen Korean Buddhism: Tradition and Transformation Zen Buddhism: In Search of Self Korean Buddhism