A famous guru was aging, and his body was becoming increasingly weak. He had lived a long, austere life without wealth or a desire for power.

Believing in the simple life, he would travel barefoot through the mountains for long distances, going from village to village and giving aid wherever he could. Over the years, his feet developed enormous callouses which protected his feet like leather soles.

His diet consisted mostly of water and garlic, a combination that unfortunately left him with a terribly foul-smelling breath.

One day, two villagers were walking a path and came across the guru, who had expired on his trip to the village. The first villager had never met the guru, and coming upon the body, asked, "Who is this old fellow?"

"Why," replied the other villager, "this man is famous! He's our super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis!"