A master and his disciple walked along a busy road with lots of people.
The disciple saw a small snail crawling across the footpath. He felt sorry for the snail which would soon be stomped on by the many pedestrians so he picked it up and left it on the grass on the side of the road.
"You are intervening with that snail's karma ... " the master told his disciple.
Hearing this, the disciple quickly picked the snail up and put it back on the busy road.
"You did it again!" said the master.
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