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           wo men, members of a religious order, wanted to 

smoke while walking in the garden. They agreed that each would 

ask his superior for permission.

        The first one returned to find the second one smoking and 

complained indignantly: "I was refused!"

        "What did you ask?" inquired the second one.

        "I asked if I could smoke while meditating."

        "Oh," said the other, blowing his smoke reflectively, "I asked

if I could meditate while smoking!"