12 Cats Who Look Like Buddha

There are very few animals who have mastered the art of zen-like contemplation, but the cat is certainly one of them (in case you’re wondering, the others are: cows, three-toed sloths and this lemur). Perhaps that’s why more and more cats are starting to resemble Siddhārtha Gautama, otherwise known as the Buddha.

1. “To understand everything is to forgive everything.”

2. “Just as a picture is drawn by an artist, surroundings are created by the activities of the mind.”

3. “Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”

4. “Do not speak unless it improves on silence.”

5. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

6. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

7. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

8. “Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear.”

9. “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”

10. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

11. “The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

12. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

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