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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:46 am 
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The weary western traveller was within sight of his destination. His Sherpa motioned towards the Himalayan monastery which lay before them. The traveller felt the relief fill his body. His trek through the plains of the Indian subcontinent through to Tibet had almost sapped his life force. As the Traveller neared the entrance of the monastery, he could see a solitary monk stood at the ancient entrance. "Venerable sir", said the traveller, "I have travelled many miles in search of enlightenment. In deepest Asia, they said I should search for a monastery, high within the mountains. They told me that in this monastery live a brotherhood who have taken a strict vow of silence. Their promise to Buddha to lay mute has lasted for 9 centuries and this devotion has brought them the enlightenment I so desire. So tell me, is this the Monastery of the silent tongue which I have heard so much of and journeyed thousands of miles for?" The monk smiled and said "Yes.....oh for f*ck's sake"

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