Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Master and the Apprentice
Once upon a time, there was a noble master and there was a proud student.
The student always completed the lessons however they are done. Great as he sees himself, he was always scolded by the master of his tiny flaws. The flaws in the form that the master has corrected was constantly ignored by the arrogant student. The master said,
"The flaws in the form may be tiny at present, but will outgrow you tomorrow."
A shrug was all the student could reply.
Soon, the day came when the fellow students were pitted against each other. The proud student emerged victorious among everyone he has faced--again, in whatever way possible.
The master took notice and once again scolded the student,
"Do not fight to win, fight to better yourself."
The student did not take heed, and left the school to continue challenging the fighters of the world.
To be continued...