"In the Lao-Tsun Temple, in
Burma, some sacred white cats were guarding the golden
statue of teh goddess Tsun Kyantsé, a beauty with eyes of
One of them, Sinh, was the
faithful companion of the old buddhist monk Mun-Hà, with the
golden beard and white hair.
One day, the Thai brigands
attack the temple and Mun-Hà who was in prayer before the
statue of the goddess was seriously wounded.
While Mun-Hà was dying, the
cat names Sinh delicately placed her paws on teh head of her
master and looked at the goddess. The soul of the priest
entered into the body of the animal who, at the same time,
sees her white coat change colour into the nuances of
gold,her eyes become sapphire blue like those of the goddess
Tsun Kyantsé, and the end of her paws immaculate white as a
sign of purity.
In this way Sinh is
metamorphosised in teh flash of an eye, electrifying the
surviving monks who find their courage again and manage to
force their assailants to flee.
The next day all the white
cats of the temple undergo the same transformation as Sinh.
Inconsolable after the death
of her master, Sinh dies that week, carrying with her the
sould of this holy man.
Since that time, each time a
cat dies in the Lao-Tsun Temple, it carries the soul of a
buddhist monk in his journet above…"