“Two monks were traveling together when they came across a river crossing. There on the bank, they saw a beautiful woman, finely dressed, who wished to cross the river but was unable to do so. Without a word, the older monk simply picked up the woman and carried her to the other side.

The young monk, seemingly agitated for the rest of their journey, could not contain himself. Once they reached their destination after a couple of days, he exploded at the older monk. “How could you, a monk, even consider carrying a woman in your arms, much less a young and beautiful one? It is against our teachings. It is very dangerous.”

“I put her down two days ago,” said the older monk. “Why are you still carrying her?”