Rope dancing is lovely to watch, but very hard to Hearn! A young Boy was learning this art from an old, wise Teacher.
The Teacher told the Boy to carry a long heavy pole while he learnt to dance on the rope. It would keep him steady on the rope. Otherwise, he could fall and hurt himself.
The Boy was smart and quickly learnt the art of rope dancing.
One day, the Boy complained to his Teacher, “Oh, dancing would be much easier if I did not have to carry the long, heavy pole.”
The Teacher replied, “No Son, it will help you balance better.”
However, the Boy threw the pole away and started dancing on the rope.
The Teacher watched worriedly as the Boy slipped and fell to the ground! He ran to the Boy. “Oh, you silly child! This is what happens when you disobey me.”
The Boy got up and dusted himself. He realized his mistake. He was grateful that he had not broken his neck while falling.
The Teacher said, “If you listen to me, you will never fall again.” The Boy happily agreed.
Always follow the good advice given by teachers and elders.