Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

The Cat Who Went to Heaven is the story of a cat who belongs to a poor painter. The Painter is asked by the Buddhist priests to paint a picture to put in the main hall of the temple. One by one, the painter thinks of animals that have been blessed by Buddha, and one by one, he paints them down, but none of the animals are cats. The Buddhists believe the cats are demons and therefore are not blessed by Buddha. The painters cat always looks up pleadingly into its masters face as if saying “ That is a very good animal. But aren't you forgetting something?” Will the painter draw a cat or not? This is a good book!

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