This is a wonderful story about a great sage who after renouncing a kingdom and passing through some difficult and extraordinary circumstances lived a life utterly disconnected from ordinary social dealings. Wrongly perceiving him to be a dumb mute and a fool he was forced into the service of a king and made to carry his palanquin. Refusing to step on harmless insects, he disrupted the smooth caring of the palanquin by constantly side-stepping ants and other insects, which made the kings ride bumpy and uncomfortable. The king threatened the sage, who now chose to speak for the very first time. What flowed from his mouth astonished the king who now realized he was in the presence of a great saint.