Author Archive: Cheysuli
Cheysuli is a Siamese cat who understands the grandeur of her own godliness. While she hates the idea of having Ichiro around, she understands that he is her cross to bear. As a result she is teaching him all she knows about the world. Chey also writes her own blog (mysiamese.com) about the people around her.
It is a man’s own mind,not his enemy or foe, thatlures him to evil ways. ~ The Buddha ~ Chey says: “Fortunately I am a girl. And a cat so I am not lured to evil ways.” Ichiro: “I’m a cat too!” Chey says, “And it is easy to question whether you have a mind.”
“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding.” ~ Vincent van Gogh Chey says: And now you know that cats are instinctively smarter than humans. After all, we always look at things for long periods of time. Ichiro: I knew it! I am smarter […]
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland Chey says: This is why I will always be the better than you. I am the best me ever. Ichiro: But what if I’m the best me ever? Chey: Being me is still better than being you. […]
“In the sunlight of awareness, everything becomes sacred” Thich Nhat Hanh Chey says: This is why I am always lying in the sunshine. Ichiro: I love sun too. I had no idea why. Chey: It may take more sunshine for some than others.
“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” — Native Indian saying Chey: It is really much easier to aim the paw and besides, lightning does more damage when it hits. Ichiro: I am not sure how to get either of those. Chey: I’ll let you know […]
“First you believe, and then you see the Light.Next you go towards the Light.Soon you are IN the Light.Now you ARE the Light.” ~ Robert Holden Chey says: This is why I shine so brightly. I have spent so much time in the light that now I AM the light. Ichiro: Man, I have to […]
“Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.” ~ Chanakya Chey says: This can take time for those who are not already divine, which means you will have to work at all these things daily. Ichiro: How […]
“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust Chey says: This means that you can see something new in every situation, no matter how common. Ichiro: Thank heavens. I was worried I’d need an operation.
“Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us.” ~ Pema Chödrön Chey: This is why I put up with you. Ichiro: I can see that. I am quite an inspiration. Chey: I believe it is gloriousness that inspires us. And clearly I am glorious.
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love Chey says: I never miss an opportunity to participate either. Ichiro: I’m up at 3 AM participating! Chey: Sometimes sleep is a blessing Chey and Ichiro: May you have many blessings to participate in for 2013
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving Chey: I am really hoping for a nice fire tonight Ichiro: I am a little worried about heart burn if we have that flame of charity in our hearts. Chey: But I […]
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. ~Oren Arnold Chey says: I hope you appreciate my tolerance and charity and good example Ichiro: And here I gave you my heart…
“Hasten to do good; restrain your mind from evil. He who is slow in doing good, his mind delights in evil.” ~ The Buddha Chey: This is why I always move quickly because I am doing good. Ichiro: I move quickly too. Chey: But moving quickly to sit on my head is not doing […]
If a man does not find a prudent, righteous companion to walk with, let him continue walking alone like a king who has left his conquered country behind. — The Dhammapada Cheysuli says: This is why I walk alone. Ichiro: I think I am in my conquered country so I walk with whomever I […]
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. ~ Khalil Gibran Chey says: This is why I so seldom work. […]
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~Theodore Roosevelt Chey says: This is why everyone has so many expectations of me and why I must […]
Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. ~ don Miguel Ruiz Chey says: I believe this when I am being particularly cute but the people do not notice. Ichiro: what about when they do? Chey: Then I know they are just […]
“Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.” Unknown Chey says: This is why I speak loudly and clearly and gaze up at my human with my large blue eyes. Ichiro: I do that too. Chey: Humans find 3 […]