Fable – Aphrodite and the cat

Once upon a time, a cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to Aphrodite that she would turned into a woman.

Gata ensimismada

The goddess, pleased by her wish, transformed her into a beautiful woman and the man, falling in love with her, invited her to his house.

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Being both in the main room, Aphrodite wanted to know if the change in the cat had also changed her character, so she set loose a mouse in the bedroom.

Gato persiguiendo ratón

Forgetting the cat her current situation, she leapt off the bed and chased the mouse to eat it. The goddess, furious, returned her to the original state.

Gato llorando

We all have our nature and the fight against it is lost before hand…what do you think? Let us know in the comments 🙂

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Koan – Love openly

Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master.

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Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a private meeting.

Carta de amor

Eshun did not reply. The following day the master gave a lecture to the group, and when it was over, Eshun arose. Addressing the one who had written to her, she said:

If you really love me so much, come and embrace me now

Hombre que se esconde

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