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Ajuna's Focus

posted Sep 16, 2011, 9:29 AM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Aug 25, 2012, 8:25 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

Acharya Drona, teacher to the Kauravas and Pandavas was well versed in practices of Yoga and Meditation. Acharya Drona was the supreme authority on training his disciples in the art of archery.

 Among all the Kauravas and Pandavas, Arjuna was the favorite student of Guru Dronacharya.  Arjuna’s expertise in Archery had won Dronacharya’s heart and the Guru often gave Arjuna preferential treatment. The Kaurava brothers were often jealous of this and one day questioned Acharya Drona’s favoritism towards Arjuna, citing, they were just as good as him in Archery.

In response Achrya Drona arranged for a test to see who among them was the best archer.. A wooden bird with a big, bright eye was kept on a distant tree.  He called each of his students and told them that they should hit the arrow exactly in the eye of the bird.  Each one came and took their stand, and Dronacharya asked them what they see.  He got various answers, they said, they could see him, the trees, fruits in the tree,  the sky, the bird. Dronacharya aked them to step aside, as he did not think they were focused enough to hit the bird in the eye.  It was Arjuna’s turn and when he got ready to hit the bird, Dronacharya asked him what he saw.  Arjuna replied, I see only the bird’s eye and nothing else. When asked if he saw the tree, the sky, the people etc, Arjuna said NO. Thus Dronacharya proved to the rest how Arjuna was superior to them in Archery.