Once a man came to the Guru.
He told the Guru, "I want to give so much love and compassion to the world. Please tell me how I must go about it?"
The Guru merely nodded his head but did not say anything.
The man repeated his request several times and the Guru never said anything.
Eventually when the man asked the Guru for the fifth time, he responded.
"You can only give what you possess".