The seeker roamed the land for years in search of a master.
He went through many villages and towns, but they all shook their heads when asked if they knew of any master who lived nearby. Finally, he reached a small village by the side of a mountain. It was so small he almost missed it, and would have missed it had he not heard the the shrill cry of a newborn baby.
He hurried to the village and asked if they knew of a master. The villagers then told him, “Yes, there is one left and he lives in a small cave on the side of this mountain. If you hurry along this path, you may reach him before sunset.”
The seeker hurried along and reached the cave after a short while.
The master looked up at him and smiled. “Yes?” he said, “How may I help you?”
The seeker asked, “Well, why is it that there are no more masters around? I have searched for years and only now have I found you. Where are all the masters?”
The master closed his eyes for a moment. Then he suddenly opened them wide and shouted, “Seeker!”
“Yes, sir!” the seeker answered in surprise.
The master smiled again, and continued in a whisper, “Where are you?”