Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides.
At one place a young woman wearing beautiful robes was standing unable to walk accross because of a puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went up to her and lifted her in his arms and left her on the other side of the road, and continued his way to the monastery.
In the evening the younger monk came to the elder monk and said, “Sir, as monks, we cannot touch a woman?” The elder monk answered “yes, brother”. Then the younger monk asks again, “but then Sir, why is it that you lifted that woman on the roadside? “The elder monk smiled at him and asked “I left her on the other side of the road, why are you still carrying her?”