After the Monk and the Brother had walked a few miles, the Monk turned to the the Brother and said" "Go back to that family and steal their cow!" "Father", the Brother retorted, "they live from that cow. Without the cow they will have absolutely nothing". The Monk repeated his order "go back and steal that cow".
With a heavy heart the Brother returned to steal the cow. He worried about the future of the family because he knew how much they depended on that cow to survive. He was bound by obedience and discipline to follow the orders of the wise man.
He stole the cow.