There are (chathush shashti) sixty-four arts in all
Explained our masters of yore with sublime wisdom
Teaching is an art and learning is a skill consummate
Much depends on the learner’s aptitude too.
A snake was often beaten by men in great fear and fury.
In the old story, dear children, the serpent taught the snake.
Being beaten again went the snake to the serpent, the teacher.
‘I bit none: but they saw me, called up people and I was beaten.’
“Told I that you should stop biting – not hissing” said the master.
The snake grew wiser, of course, in course of time, and hissed.
Now, everyone was frightened and ran away and never tried to beat it.
Learners get much by their own intelligence and from their teachers!!