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How can I reach Nirvana?

By Joan Dashwood

“How can I reach Nirvana?” A asked.
“Find out who you are first,” replied the Sage.
“What must I do to be saved?” B demanded.
“Who wants to be saved?” the Sage responded.
“Can I reach heaven in this life?” implored C.
“Find out who wants to reach heaven,” said the Sage.
“Where do I go to become perfect?” D pleaded.
“There is nowhere to go,” the Sage replied.
“Dammit,” said A, “I know who I am.”
“Waste of time asking,” said B, “I’ll go to another Guru.”
C said, “I’m the one who wants to reach heaven,
What a silly question.”
D suddenly caught sight of the emptiness in his own heart
And smiled.


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