|Liepaja, Latvia (European Capital of Cat)|
A spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation. There was a cat living in the monastery making such noise that it distracted them.
One day the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice.
Years later, the teacher died, but the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session.
Eventually the cat died, and another cat was brought to the monastery and tied up. When that cat died, another was brought, and so on.
Centuries later, descendants of the spiritual teacher wrote scholarly treatises about the religious significance of tying up a cat for meditation practice.