Thai monk meditates among kittens


Meditation is among the many things practiced by Buddhist monks around the world. It is known to be a journey towards discovering an absolute peace of mind, and ultimately Nirvana. While many prefer meditating in a peaceful environment, others are willing to take it to the next level with a test of patience.

A video of a Thai monk meditating among four playful kittens recently went viral on Facebook. In the clip, their adorable antics appear to be akin to a speck of dust to a master of meditation like him.

Here’s what how the naughty kittens put the monk’s patience to the test, in a one of the cutest – albeit most challenging – mediation tests to date.

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Meditating monk versus 4 kittens


In the viral clip, a Thai monk appears to be doing his best to maintain his composure as four kittens unsuccessfully nudge him for a play time.

Despite the kittens’ many attempts of jumping and pulling at his robes, the monk persevered in keeping his palms against each other and his posture in check.

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What’s hilarious about the video is that the subtitles seem to match what’s going through his mind at every moment.

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Despite the monk’s incomparable patience, there was a moment where he def almost fell for the cute felines.


The monk seen opening his eyes for a few seconds
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The video was shared on the Facebook page Meowed, garnering over 9,300 shares and 31,000 likes at the time of writing.


Netizens respond with funny theories


When it comes to cat stories, we can be sure that netizens aren’t gonna let them slide without leaving hilarious comments.

Many roamed into the comments section of the post, with some commending the monk’s incredible capacity for patience.

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This netizen even made the incident into an inspirational quote
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A lot of cat lovers shared that they would not have made it past the challenge – even just for a second. And we totally agree.


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Others even added in some funny catchphrases and believable theories as to why the cats wouldn’t let go of the monk.

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Shield up for “the kittens”
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Sadly, this netizen thinks the kittens won’t get to join the meditation sesh anymore, at least in the foreseeable future.

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Next-level challenge for pet lovers


This cute story of a meditating monk versus four kittens can be turned into a challenge for pet-owners to try while we work from home.

Want to know if you can reach the monk’s level of patience? Why not give it a try and meditate with your cute furry animals?

Don’t forget to let us know how it went, in the comments below.

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Cover images adapted from: Meowed

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