Etawah. When we want to learn or become proficient in any work, it is absolutely necessary to practice for it. To become a good player one has to practice the game continuously. To become a good singer, one has to practice vocals continuously. Becoming a good runner, horseman or swimmer requires constant practice. Similarly, practice is essential to progress in any field of life. No artist can touch the peak of success without practice. Maturity comes only through practice. After reaching the heights in any field, one has to practice to maintain it. Without practice, virtue becomes useless. With repeated practice, even an unqualified person can become capable, unskilled can become skilled and even a fool can become intelligent, that’s why the poet has said
“Suzanne is the root of the practice of doing.
Rasri aat jaat te, layer on the cob. “
That is, just as a soft rope leaves a mark on the stone of the well after repeatedly drawing water from the well, in the same way, with continuous practice, even a fool (a fool) becomes a wise person.
Practice is even more important for the student. Knowledge is also acquired through continuous practice. Those students who abstain from practice, they can never acquire knowledge.
A variety of examples are available to illustrate the importance of practice. Legend has it that Kalidasa, the best Sanskrit poet, was married in his youth by some pundits to the great scholar Vidyottama because they wanted to take vengeance from him for their defeat in the debate. After the marriage, his soul woke up after hearing his wife’s reprimand and he practiced continuously. With continuous study, he became the best poet of Sanskrit. Similarly, when Varadraj, a great scholar of Sanskrit, was a student, he was very weak in studies. Guru ji asked him to go back home from the Gurukul. On the way, he saw the rope marks on the world of the well, seeing which he understood the importance of practice. He returned to the Gurukul with enthusiasm and learned Sanskrit on the strength of his practice.
If Arjuna becomes a great archer, then on the strength of practice, if Eklavya becomes a better archer than Arjuna, then on the strength of continuous practice. In constant practice is the power to which everyone has to bow down. Madame Curie invented radium only on the strength of continuous practice.
With practice anything can be done. It is true that a horse cannot be made a donkey and a donkey into a horse, but with constant practice, a lot of qualities can be developed in one.