The guru sat in meditation on the river bank when a disciple bent down to place
two enormous pearls at his feet, a token of reverence and devotion.
The guru opened his eyes, lifted one of the pearls and held it so carelessly that
it slipped out of his hand and rolled down the bank into the river.
The horrified disciple plunged in after it but, though he dived in again and again
till late evening, he had no luck.
Finally, all wet and exhausted, he roused the guru from his meditation: “You saw