A young monk strolled into the office of the head monk.
“Say, man. Would it like be okay if I smoke when I meditate?”
The head monk turned pale and began quivering. When he recovered, he gave the young man a stern lecture about the sanctity of meditation. The novice listened thoughtfully and went away.
A few weeks later, he returned with another question.
“I’m concerned about my spiritual development. I notice that I spend a lot of time smoking. I was wondering, do you think it would be okay if when I am smoking, I practice my meditation?”
The older man was overjoyed and of course said yes.