When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat who lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. So the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. And when the cat eventually died, another cat was brought to the monastery and tied up. Centuries later, learned descendants of the spiritual teacher wrote scholarly treatises about the religious significance of tying up a cat for meditation practice.
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When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat who lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. So the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. And when the cat eventually died, another cat was brought to the monastery and tied up. Centuries later, learned descendants of the spiritual teacher wrote scholarly treatises about the religious significance of tying up a cat for meditation practice.

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17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 6/26/02 - 2:53:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe we should tie up penguins instead. They're WAY more distracting than any cat could be.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 6/27/02 - 12:39:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Or hammertime to be tied up. He is so distracting.
12 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/24/07 - 10:08:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd rather tie up liberals.
12 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/24/07 - 10:13:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/26/2002 2:53:05 PM exxkon wrote:
Maybe we should tie up penguins instead. They're WAY more distracting than any cat could be.

yeah



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