I live the life of a cat on an island of dogs
where catfood isn't to be found
for sale in petshops
& all a poor hounded cat can do
is sit on the mat
& pathetically meow
the only thing that matters
the existential now
Wrote above piece half a century ago, when still a teen & more naive, a mere kitten. Now, though haven't fully realised the "great perfection" of this very moment, I do also PURR sometimes.
Our furry feline friend might benefit from the Buddhist nondual teaching of Dzogchen (or Dog zen as the dyslexic & those fond of a pun prefer to call it!)
"Cats yawn because they realize that there's nothing to do."
- Jack Kerouac, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
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