Vegetarian Cat in South Korea
This video is of the vegetarian cat who goes by the refuge name, 解脱 (Free oneself). A nun rescued the male cat a few years ago, and it has been living in the temple with many other nuns since then. Every day without fail, the cat will go to the prayer hall, sit on a cushion with its paws placed in front and eyes staring at the Buddha statue as if he is praying!! Very interesting!
The cat will only leave the prayer hall after many hours. Sometimes, when the Chief Nun wants to bring it out to play, he refuses to go. It just sits at prayer hall and stares at the Buddha statue.
A few years back when the Chief nun rescued the cat, she instructed the cat not to make any noise in the temple compound, not to eat meat and not to kill any beings…the cat listened and complied! Until today, he does not eat meat…even when a piece of fried chicken is placed in front of the cat, he does not get tempted! This vegetarian cat has also not gone against the other rules set by the Chief Nun.
The video also shows a visitor to the temple who was so curious and impressed with the cat to the point she prostrated to him!!
Could you have imagined that a cat could be vegetarian, pray and refrain from killing any beings?
I have added a video below, as well as the translation. Do watch how well-mannered this cat is. He can sit in front of the altar for hours throughout the day, looking at the Buddha statues on the altar.
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South Korea super cute vegetarian cat who ‘prays’
and does not kill
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This temple in South Korea besides having nuns also has a special resident which is a cat that goes by the refuge name, 解脱 (Free oneself).
Not like the other cats that goes around to play, this cat goes to the prayer hall every day, two paws place in front, eyes looking at the Buddha statue, looking like it is attentively praying. The cat will sit at the same position for a few hours and even though the Chief Nun brings the cat out to play, the cat still makes its way back to the front of the Buddha statue to sit. After sitting for a long time, the cat finally leaves the prayer hall. The cat walks so quickly, where is it heading to? Oh it wants to eat.
Like the nuns, the cat also only eats vegetarian food. After the Chief Nun rescued the cat four years ago, she instructed the cat to not make noise in the temple, to not eat meat and to not kill. The cat seems to understand as it has not gone against the rules for the past four years. Even though there is a fried chicken drumstick in front of the cat, the cat will not eat it.
There was a tourist who was very curious about this cat who prays till the point she prostrated to it. In actuality the cat sits at the prayer hall every day is it because of habit or is it really praying? Only the cat knows!