A certain Guru promised a scholar a revelation more significant than that contained in the holy books.
When the scholar ardently asked for it, the Guru said, “Go outside into the rain and raise your head and arms to the heavens. This will allow you to have the first revelation."
The next day, a scholar came to report what had happened. "I followed your advice, the water ran down my collar - and I felt like a fool."
"Well," said the Guru, "don't you think that as for the first day this is quite a big revelation?"
Antoni de Mello, "The Frog's Prayer"