Cats, Myths And Folklore: Buddist Beliefs and Cats

The beliefs of one branch of the Buddist faith practised in southeast Asia thought that when a person who had reached the highest level of spirituality died, their soul then entered into the body of a cat. The soul would then remain there until the cat died, when it entered into Paradise. And despite the contradictory view of the cat in other Buddist lore, this particular belief may be reflected in the appearance of a cat at the feet of some statues of the Budda.

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  1. bettythomson says:

    I have fourteen rescued cats all of whom are getting up in age Its always interesting to talk to people who love these animals.

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