The story of Two Monks
Two monks were one day traveling. They saw a woman drowning. They were both akin to mahatmas- head shaven, in saffron clothes. One said that we have to save the drowning woman. The other said no, you are not to even touch the woman.
The first jumped in the water, carried the woman on his shoulders and placed her out on the side. The other said, "Oh my god! You touched the woman, your religion is ruined, you are going to hell. We are going to the Master - I''m going to tell him all that you have done."
Traveling and traveling, after six hours they reached the ashram.
Upon reaching the ashram, they paid respects to the Master and the other instantly started telling the Master about the incidence, that the first touched a woman "she was drowning, he should have let her drown, wasn’t a big deal - what kind of a mahatma is he?" The Master smiled and asked the first, "Did you truly jump in the water?" The first replied, "Yes I did." The master asked, "How long did it take you to bring the woman out of the water onto the land?" The first replied, "It would have taken two minutes." The Master asked, "And how long did it take you to get here from the place of incidence?" The first replied, "It took six hours."
The Master turned to the other and said, "He had only touched the woman for two minutes. You, however, are carrying her in your heart for six hours! So who is the sinner? Him, who you allege, or yourself? He had let go in two minutes but you didn’t for six hours and still are not willing to let go!"