The pilgrim climbed the final perilous rocky slope and yes, there was the old man sitting in solitary peace, as the guides had assured him.
The pilgrim bowed and with respect asked the old man:
“Please, what is the truth of life?”
The old man looked sad, and that surprised the pilgrim, and then the old man whispered:
“I don’t care. I just want my wife back.”
The pilgrim left a gold coin, and slid back down the mountain.
He determined to find himself a real guru. Not one still caught in the illusion of gain and loss.
The old man smiled from above. The pilgrim would learn in due course. He pulled his iPad from under his robes and clicked on the GoFundMe app.
Not bad, he murmured, She will be home in no time.