Buddha 🐱 Beings


What can I say - I’m just a naughty moderator :smiling_imp:

Metta to all creatures, great and small, furry or slithery etc :smiley:
:cat::dog2::unicorn::snake::spider: :heart:


We should also have a Naughty Moderator thread.



Slim Cat and I have, indeed, made friends. A couple of nights ago she came knocking at my door, asking to be let into my room:

Also, for the security conscious out there, I’d like to reassure you that the Tilorian staircase is well guarded:

Tilorien Monastery: we continue building

And this is the other Tilorien cat Bolleke:


Eeeerm, I think that was just any thread I posted in while being a moderator! :japanese_goblin:


Since we’re being naughty, I met this baby goat with his mum in Scotland recently. :blush:
Google Photos


feeding the swan while on holidays:


Hazel, the brown hen, who lives with the people hosting me this weekend.
Note the Buddha statue in the background. Totally relevant to D&D, right? :grinning:


This seems to be a perfectly derailed thread. First it derailed from Tilorien monastery, and now it is derailing from cats! :laughing:

:cat: :cat2: :dog: :swan: :rooster: :mouse: :water_buffalo: :tiger: :racehorse: :cow: :unicorn: :bird: :whale: :dragon: :beetle: :panda_face: :chipmunk: :rabbit: :dove: :octopus: :spider: :mosquito: :microbe: :butterfly: :shell: :turtle: :kangaroo: :hedgehog: :fish: … I love them all! :heart:


:sad_monkey_face: :thought_balloon: I even have “monk” in my name, but still don’t get a mention.



:see_no_evil: :sweat_smile:

:monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey:
:monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face: :monkey_face:

Anybody else I forgot?


But the microbe gets a mention. :rofl:


Michael the hairy cow. :laughing:


Recently read, the Buddha at uposatha: “the sangha is not pure…” !
(from “the life of the Buddha”, Bhikkhu Nanamoli , pg. 161-163)


The world is a scary place; I like staying near the Buddha



From DN 16 (Chap 28) about the shrines to where a pilgrimage has good fruit:

Faithful monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen will come, and think: ‘Here the Realized One was born!’ and ‘Here the Realized One became awakened as a supreme fully awakened Buddha!’ and ‘Here the supreme Wheel of Dhamma was rolled forth by the Realized One!’ and ‘Here the Realized One became fully extinguished through the natural principle of extinguishment, without anything left over!’ Anyone who passes away while on pilgrimage to these shrines will, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm.”

(seen in St. Andrews, Scotland)


Me and Tilly the rescue greyhound in a photo commissioned today, especially for this particular thread!

May all beings run, bounce, crawl, slither, fly, swim and swing towards Nibbana!


You are very brave introducing a greyhound to all these cats. Many dogs like to chase cats, but it’s the sight hounds that can actually ‘catch and dispatch’ them. Actually it looks like she’s got one in her sights right now. Better keep a tight hold of that lead.


Just FYI, Rescue greyhounds have to undergo really rigorous training to be allowed to be in public without a muzzle. They wear a special collar as designation. This makes them a sort of super special, genius, non-cat-chasing greyhounds :innocent: :dog2: :innocent: