Lion Taming For Beginners 101

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After 3 months of deep meditation Abbot Rinpoche called his 3 most favoured monks to him and asked them the question above all other questions....

Abbot: And how wil you seek to attain enlightenment brother?
1st Monk: I will meditate in a deep dark cave for seven years eating nothing but one bowl of rice daily.
Abbot: And how about you brother?
2nd Monk: Master, I will contemplate the sound of one hand clapping in the purifying snows of Annapurna.
Abbot: Worthy quests, my disiples. And brother, what shall be your path?
3rd Monk: I'm going to train cats to jump through hoops.

;-)

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  1. First Contact 101 months ago | reply

    Good thai ming!

  2. spyzter 99 months ago | reply

    I thought I'd seen it all, then I see this!

  3. ashitparikh 99 months ago | reply

    lovely timing a capture. great photo.

  4. renzzzz 96 months ago | reply

    Ha ha ha. funny when I was in Burma I met the same monk who trained the cats to jump. I totally forgot it but now I see you picture and the whole story is comming back to me.

    Thanks for the reminder!!!!

    Renzzz

  5. minha_ulcera 96 months ago | reply

    wow! pretty jump

  6. _minette 96 months ago | reply

    I don't know. Maybe if it was a ring of fire...
    No, really. Great shot! I love the look of intense concentration on the cat's face.

  7. DELPHINES 93 months ago | reply

    Great caputure taro-chan!!!
    :)
    It's very interesting shot !
    Thank you for viewing my photo!
    And thank you for your lovely comment !!
    :D

  8. true2source 92 months ago | reply

    Fantastic. I love the expression on the cats face. Good story too !

  9. Anita & Greg 92 months ago | reply

    very good cat hopper
    (similar to the line: very good grass hopper)

  10. MiaRossy 90 months ago | reply

    amazing!!!
    4 CONTEST copia
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    in the group gatti,
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  11. Secret Tenerife 84 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cat-A-Log, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  12. roberto_venturini 83 months ago | reply

    LOL
    Being into meditation and owning 5 cats (3 of them adopted from a Buddhist Monastry) I feel especially involved with your photo...;-)

  13. MissDJT 82 months ago | reply

    oh shit, thats dank.

  14. mahonyweb 80 months ago | reply

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  15. Mink 70 months ago | reply

    Perfect timing!

  16. Brian O'Mahony 69 months ago | reply

    That's a F***** funny little quip!

    Found in your popular shots. (?)

  17. 57denis 69 months ago | reply

    This is a rigged shot. The cat is actually jumping -backwards- through the hoop. The tail is kept straight with hair spray ;-)

    Most entertaining!

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