Apply to admission in a monastery with identification
(This is based on a tamil posting in the face book, Thanks to whoever has posted it there. I searched online for it but could not find it. Had the monastery been in India in 2017, Singlan would be forced to apply for aadhar card.)
There was a chinese soldier called Singlan,
Who wanted to know about spirituality.
He wandered all around in search of a great Guru,
And reached the monastery in Tibet at the mountain top.
When he was trying to enter the great monastery ,
One young saint stopped him and asked him what he wanted.
Singlan said he wanted to know about what is spirituality ,
And he heard that the monastery teaches just that.
The young saint told that there are lot of rules of admission in that monastery
A nd so he should first write an application along with his identity.
The saint also told that already ten thousand people had applied.
And the chief finally proposes to choose just twenty students
Singlan laughed and told the saint that as he wanted to learn spirituality,
The first thing he lost was all the identity about him.
The saint said you cannot be admitted , pushed him out,
And closed the door and Singlan slept below a tree.
That night the chief of monastrey who was all knowing ,
Called and told the young saint”Don’t you know that we have all lost our identity”
He also told him, Since Singlan has lost all his identity even before coming there,
He was the best student and was already selected as the first student .
The young saint felt ashamed that he asked for identity from a person,
Who has already lost it , as he himself did not have any identity.