Cats = Zen

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Zen in its essence is the art of seeing into the nature of one’s own being, and it points the way from bondage to freedom. By making us drink right from the fountain of life, it liberates us from all the yokes under which we finite beings are usually suffering in this world.

This is how D.T. Suzuki describes Zen. The picture confirms the thesis.

The nobel scandal

The Cultural Cat staff is pretty disappointed to find out a that the Nobel Prize 2014 is awarded a writer who doesn’t have have a cat. It is quite the scandal to be honest. Especially since the permanent secretary of the Swedish academy, announcer of the Nobel Prize in literature, is a cat lover. His cats are called Pollux and Castor, same as the nicknames Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre used to have for each other. Kind of cute isn’t it?

This is pollux.

And this is Castor

Lydia Davis

Brief Incident in Short a, Long a, and Schwa

Cat, gray tabby, calm, watches large, black ant. Man, rapt, stands staring at cat and ant. Ant advances along path. Ant halts, baffled. Ant back-tracks fast—straight at cat. Cat, alarmed, backs away. Man, standing, staring, laughs. Ant changes path again. Cat, calm again, watches again.

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