This is a true story of an monk who studied Alchemy and built many pagodas in Bagan. this is why there are so many pagodas and temple in Bagan.
Hundreds of years ago, in Bagun(an acient town in Myanmer know for it's many Buddhism temple), there is a monk who study alchemy and tried to make the philosopher's stone with the money from the country's tax with the permission of the king. He follow the step by step instretion of an old book. But when he reached the last step he filed so the the people from the country were angry because he wasted their tax. So the monk took both of his eyeballs from the sockets to repay their anger. The peoplewere satisfied. After that the monk told his little novice to put the failed stone into the toilet. The novice did as he was told so. After that he noticed that something was glowing in the toilet. He told the monk about it. The monk told the novice to go to the market and buy two eyes of an animal. It was evening and the market was sold out, leaving only an eye of a goat and an eye of a bull. So when the monk put the eyes, one was small and one was big. Since than he was called monk Izza Gorna(Which means monk goat-bull). The next morning he turned every leads in Bagun into gold and built many pagodas. After that he and the little novice went to mount Popa(which is a mountain near Bagun). The monk fed the novice some herbal roots but the novice could not eat it for the root looked liked humen flush and the juice from it looked like blood. When the novice told the monk about it, the monk said that they were not bound to go on the same journey so the novice left.
At the age of 120 monk Izza Gorna disappeared taking the philosopher's stone with him. A few years ago, he reappeared in front of a monk saying who he is. The monk took a photo of him.
The copy of that photo can be bought at a shop near the temple ruin where the monk worked for the philosopher's stone. He still lives to this day somewhere people cannot see him.
I have been there before and I have seen the photo.
Sorry if the spelling is wrong. But I guess I did my best. XD