This is one of those interesting stories, I came across couple of years ago. This is about two Tibetan monks & a young lady.
Out of the two monks, one was "old and enlightened" and the other was "young and naive". They were walking together to their monastery, which is a 3 hours journey by walk. They came towards a wooden bridge, which would take them to the other side of the river. Due to recent rains, the wooden bridge was badly damaged & it would be quite a task to cross the bridge. When they were about to climb the bridge, they saw a young lady stuck in between 2 wooden blocks clinging from the bridge & she was crying for help. They both ran towards her.
They rescued her & the 'old monk' offered to carry her across the river on his back since her legs were badly damaged. But the 'naive monk' was shocked to hear his superior's offer to the lady, but since he is old & superior he did not utter a word. The old monk carried the lady with caution & dropped her on the other side of the river. She thanked them profusely & they parted ways. All along the way, the naive monk was unhappy with the act of the old monk. His respect for the old monk reduced drastically & he was getting more frantic as time passed by. When they came to a rest for a short period before proceeding towards their monastery, the naive monk gathered courage & asked the old monk: "How can you claim yourself a devout monk, when you seize the first opportunity to touch a female. All your teachings to me make you a big hypocrite?"
The old and enlightened monk looked surprised and said, "I had put down the lady at the river bank many hours ago, how come you are still carrying her thought along?"
Naive monk realized his mistake & learned the lesson of his life.
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