We all know about the great epic Mahabaratha....... Mahabaratha talks about the rift between Pandava & Kaurava princes. Pandava princes were five in number and there were 100 Kaurava princes.
Both the princes learnt archery from the same guru( teacher) Dronacharya.
Arjuna, a pandava prince excelled in archery skill. So he was envied by the kaurava princes.They even went on to say that their teacher was partial in teaching. And that is the reason why Arjuna was so good in archery skill.
They started commenting this openly.
At this Dronacharya was not happy . He wanted to prove that he is impartial.
So he called upon his students ," Dear students, I have arranged a competition in archery for all of you. You can exhibit your skills tomorrow and win the competition."
The students ,kaurava princes and the pandava princes prepared themselves for the next day's competition.
Next day all of them assembled in front of their Guru ,Dronacharya.
Dronacharya took them to a tree, where he had kept a toy bird, amidst thick leaves.
He called upon Duryodhana, the eldest Kaurava prince and showed him the bird and said," Duryodhana, look at this bird's eyes. You have to hit the bird's eyes. Now take your bow and arrow and aim at the bird . "Immediately, Duriyodhana went on his one knee and looked at the tree .
" Before hitting the eye of the bird, tell me Duryodhana , What all do you see? "Acharya asked.
" I see the branches, leaves, the bird, and of course it's eye ." Duryodhana replied.
" Now hit at it? " Acharya ordered.
Duroydhana let his arrow. Straight it went into the branches and fell on the ground bringing down some leaves. He failed to hit the bird's eye.
So did the other kaurava princes., and all of them saw everything along with the bird.
They saw the branches, leaves , flowers and some also saw bees ,buzzing around the flowers.
Now came Arjuna's turn.
He came to the front , paid his namaskarams to his teacher, and went on his one knee with his bow and arrow.
Now Acharya asked him," what do you see?"
Prompt came the reply."I see the bird's eyes."
Acharya asked ," Don,t you see the branches?"
Again Acharya asked," Do you see the leaves? ".
"No" replied Arjuna.
" Do you see the flowers?" Acharya asked.
" No " replied again Arjuna.
Now the Acharya asked ," Do you see the bird, Arjuna?"
For this also Arjuna's reply was a big " No ".
" What then is visible to your eyes?" asked the Acharya.
" I can see the eye ball Acharya " replied Arjuna politely.
" Now hit the target Arjuna" Acharya ordered.
Straight went Arjuna's arrow, and hit the eye ball of the bird and brought it down.
Acharya Drona was very happy with Arjuna's act and looked at him with pride.
He also appreciated Arjuna," iam happy Arjuna that your focus is good."
Other princes also learnt that it is Arjuna's focus, which helps him to master archery.
So ,What do we learn from the story?
We should always try to focus on our work just like Arjuna. This will definitely help us to get good marks.
So, what will you all do hereafter. ?
Yes. Focus in your studies to get good marks. ok?
Bye kids for now.
Shall come back with another story.