Everyone has a dream in life, and to fulfil it requires hard work and dedication. The story of Eklavya narrated in the Mahabharat establishes this truism.
Eklavya approached Dronacharya, who was the teacher of the princes of the royal family of Hastinapur, to teach him the art of archery. Dronacharya refused because Eklavya belonged to a lower caste. Eklavya was disappointed, but his determination to learn archery became stronger. He installed a clay idol of Dronacharya near his cottage and started to teach himself archery with relentless diligence.
One afternoon, Dronacharya and his favourite disciple, Arjun, were walking by Eklavya’s hut. The tranquility of the place was broken by constant barking of a dog, which also disturbed Eklavya. He fired seven arrows in rapid succession to fill the dog’s mouth without injuring it. Dronacharya and Arjun were amazed to see the dog with its mouth sealed with arrows. They traced the exceptionally skillful archer, Eklavya. Dronacharya realised that the boy was highly talented and superior to Arjun in archery.
The story of Eklavya underlines that you can turn your dreams into reality if there is dedication of the mind and intelligence. We can realize our dream when the mind and intelligence are exclusively dedicated to meeting the goal. Any odd cannot deter us from succeeding if there is determination and dedication.
Source:- The Economics Times