Where learning ends, beginning of practice happens and that is transformation !!

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A young martial artist kneeling before the Master Sensei in a ceremony to receive a hard-earned black belt. After years of relentless training, the student has finally reached a pinnacle of achievement in the discipline. "Before granting the belt, you must pass one more test," says the Sensei.
"I am ready," responds the student, expecting perhaps one final round of sparring.
"You must answer the essential question: What is the true meaning of the black belt?"
"The end of my journey," says the student. "A well-deserved reward for all my hard work."
The Sensei waits for more. Clearly, he is not satisfied. Finally, the Sensei speaks.
"You are not yet ready for the black belt. Return in one year."
A year later, the student kneels again in front of the Sensei.
"What is the true meaning of the black belt?" asks the Sensei.
"A symbol of distinction and the highest achievement in our art," says the student.


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