Dk13 – Ekalavya And The Idol of the Guru

As a lifelong self-directed learner, this is one of my favorite episodes of Indian storytelling. What does this story illustrate about self-learning and the “guru” system? What does it tell us about the potentially cruel tuition owed by predatory and opportunistic education models? What does it offer in terms of mind-hacks for self-learners who want to deepen their process?