Teacher? Oh just a human right?
This story dates back to the era when the weapons of mass destruction were still to be invented. Back
then, people used martial arts as self defense mechanism. So, this is a story of a great martial artist of
He was the best of his time and no one could defeat him. He wanted that his skill should be
learnt by people so that it will help them. So, he started searching for the right candidate so that he
must not waste his time and the skill doesn't go in wrong hands. Then, after some years he found one
disciple. He put his heart and soul in teaching him. The disciple was curious eager to learn and good
grasper. So, the master also had fun in teaching and slowly but surely he built his disciple almost like
him. But it appeared that the disciple was actually cheating the master and he had to ultimately trick the
master to defeat and become the sole great martial artist. So, after a few years when the master said
you are ready with your skill, he challenged him to fight him or accept defeat.
Being young and energetic he was extremely confident that he will win. Everyone else also thought that
the master is in danger and his days of glory are gone. So, the day for the fight was decided and
everyone felt that the decision of the master to not give up was wrong as he was not that energetic now
and may lose his life. Now, the master didn't talk to anyone from that day till before the fight. Everyone
thought that he will not come and surely he was very upset from what happened. On the other hand, the
disciple just practiced and practiced to polish his skills. The disciple clearly dreamt to be the greatest
martial artist of all times.
The day of fight eventually inched closer and closer. On the final day, everyone expected that master
will not come as he will never want to lose. But there was a small group of people who believed that the
master will win. The master came even after all the controversies and the fight was about to begin. The
disciple gave last chance to master to accept defeat and live a glorious life. But master’s plans were
different. He declined the disciplines offer and accepted the fight yet again. The fight as expected ended
in extremely short time and.....
The master won. Everyone was in shock and the person who was shocked the most was the disciple.
Being incredibly confident about his win, he never expected this outcome. Out of overconfidence, he
forgot that he was the disciple and the master knew each and every weakness of him. On the top of it,
the thing that surprised him the most was the final moves of the master were saved by him for such
incidence. Master exactly knew what the disciple could use against him, but the new moves of the
master which he didn’t teach the disciple left him spellbound. Finally, the disciple realized his mistake
and apologized to the master.
This story teaches us many things:
Firstly, respect your teachers and never try to trick them in any way.
Secondly, overconfidence never wins. It will only result in adverse consequences.
Finally, to learn skills you need to be loyal to the teacher and always be patient. Never think yourself to
be supreme in any sense..,