Seeker went to the Guru .
The round stone , the seat of the Guru is empty . The seeker was surprised .
“ Look up . I am here . “Guru’s voice came from the top .
Seeker looked up . Guru was sitting on one of the branches .
“ What are you doing up there ? “
“ Picking up fruits . “ Guru answered with his usual smile .
“ You can get the fruits without climbing the tree . You can throw stones and the fruits will be in your hands . Why are you taking the risk ? “
Guru smiled .
“ Think deep . Throwing stones will be more risky . You may need many attempts . Your aim may fail . The fruits may get damaged . You may not get the best fruit . The stones will hurt the tree by affecting the branches and leaves also .Above all the stone may fall on you if it hits a strong branch . Now , taste this . “ Guru throw a ripe fruit to the seeker .
The seeker caught the fruit carefully with open hands so as not to damage it .
Seeker brought the fruit to his mouth .
“ You forget about the easiest way to get a fruit .You can enjoy the fruits of other’s efforts .” Guru laughed .
Seeker put the fruit on the round stone , the seat of the Guru and started to climb the tree .