|Indian river (Tamil Nadu)|
Convinced they had lost a companion, the men despaired until a stranger passed by that place who asked them why they despaired. They told him they had lost a companion crossing the river and to prove him that one of them counted again the fellows and said, "See, we were ten and now we are nine, we lost one of our mates!"
The stranger immediately realized the mistake and touched the breast of the man who had counted the other mates, saying, "you're the tenth." And so he did to the other fellow, touched their chest and repeated to each, "you're the tenth."
Similarly, the disciple goes to his own guru saying, "I cannot find the truth, I have looked for it in the the world, in study, in science, in religion, I looked for it in the sky, but I haven’t found it." The guru then approaches the student, touching his chest and says "tat tvam asi," that "you're the one, you're the truth you're looking for."