In the name of God who has not begotten,nor has begotten. The hermit Tanzan and a younger hermit were travelling, when they saw a beautiful young women unable to cross the river. Tanzan immediately offered and helped the woman by carrying her across the river. Tanzan and the young hermit continued on their journey, but after some time the young hermit could not stand it anymore. He said "as hermits we must abstain from desires of the flesh, yet you were so
physically close to that young woman. Why did you do that?"
Tanzan replied, "I already put her down at the river. Are you still carrying her?"