There was a Guru in Andes who was supposed to know the meaning of life.. Rumors for his wisdom and for his sacred knowledge reached India.. a young Indian who was passionately searching for the meaning of life by following several meditative techniques, practicing all day with no great results decided to travel from India to Andes in order to find the wise old man.. once he got to the guru’s cave he was completely excited, so without even saying hi he got to the purpose of his visit:
- I: Please show me the meaning of life
- G (in a deep, steady tone): You are rather rude little boy.. To show you the meaning of life you must bring me the hilarious golden oyster found in the deepest point of the Atlantic Οcean!
- I (quite excited): You bet i will
Τhe Indian works hard to find and get this oyster and unexpectedly he succeeds.. he goes back to the wise Guru
- I (impatiently): Here it is.. now come on.. show me the meaning of life!!
- G (in a deep, steady tone): Patience is a gift, it wouldn’t be that easy silly boy.. now you must locate the silver horn of the white monoceros that is living in the 7th peak of Mount Everest.. its a bit hard but I’m sure you will do it!
- I (a bit frustrated): phhhh.. guess there is no choice, right? So i will do it!
The new adventure for the little Indian was rather painful, but surprisingly he locates the monoceros and after a big fight he succeeds to cut his horn! Totally excited but completely exhausted he returns to the guru’s cave..
- I (in triumphal mood): Here is the horn.. so I think it’s about time to reveal your sacred secret?
- G (in a deep, steady tone): There is one more thing you need to do and then I promise I will reveal the meeeaaaning of liiiiiife.. you have to bring this fancy bronze edelweiss from a mountain in Transylvania.. then your quest will reach to an end..
- I (totally upset): This is bullshit.. oooh this is unacceptable.. such a blackmail.. so no choice i guess.. though you completely piss me off, you wise Guru, I will bring it to you pretty soon!
.. this last quest was the toughest.. the little Indian had many dangerous experiences before he was able to get this bronze edelweiss.. but again he did it.. so he gets back.. in a state of total dissolution
- I (with an exhausted voice): I completed all tasks.. now what..?
- G (in a deep and steady voice tone): Son, it’s about time to reveal you the meaning of life.. soo….. the meaning of life iiiiiis … a river!
- I (completely puzzled): What? It’s a river?
- G : Oh, is it not?