> authfriend wrote:
> >Last Sunday I went into my corner 7-Eleven to pick up
> >a few things. As I was paying at the counter, the
> >clerk--a friendly young Indian guy who likes to banter
> >with customers--asked me if I'd had a nice Easter.
> >I'd forgotten. I said, "Was today Easter?" He looked
> >surprised, and I said, "I'm not religious." Then I put
> >on a pious _expression_ and said, "But I'm very spiritual."
> >He chuckled. Then he said, "Do you meditate?" I said
> >yes, I did. He looked pleased. Then he said, "Do you
> >use OM?"
> >I said "No, but I'm not going to tell you what my
> >mantra is."
> >He responded, "Oh, they say meditation that doesn't
> >use OM can't be effective."
> >I said I'd heard that too. He grinned and handed me
> >my change.
> >That was the end of the conversation, but after I left
> >I thought how neat it was to connect, however briefly,
> >with a clerk in a convenience store on a relatively
> >sophisticated level of meditation lore.
> You may recall over on a.m.t that I suggested given that you are in
> Jersey which has quite an Indian community to make the acquaintance
> some of those folks. Try an Indian grocery next. They love to
> Americans visit them and chat.
So none of them are citizens?
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