A master and his disciple were walking along a road when they came to a stream. A young woman was standing next to it, and asked if they could help her cross the stream. The master picked her up, and carried her across. She thanked the master, and he and the disciple went on their way.
When they reached their destination, the disciple asked, “Master, are we not supposed to avoid contact with women?”
The master replied, “Are you still carrying that young woman? I left her by the side of the stream.”