One fine day Chanakya’s mother while looking at him started crying.
Seeing this he asked her “Mother, why are you crying?”
She replied, ” It is your destiny to be a king. This thought makes me cry.
Confused and stunned Chanakya asked his mother to be contented about it.
His mother replied “I am crying imagining the future. After you become a king you will forget your old mother, beloved son yogis. Kings don’t bother about their relationships and I am weeping thinking of my misfortune.
Chanakya since childhood was of an inquizzitive nature and so he questioned “how are you so sure about me becoming a king in the future?”
His mother told him that it was because of his front teeth which makes it sure that he will become a king.
Chanakya thought for a little while. Although he did not believe in what his mother said but he loved his mother very much and couldn’t watch her cry.
He picked up a stone and broke his frontal teeth and said “Now I won’t be a king. I have broken my teeth. I can give up everything but not you mother. I am prepared to let go all the luxuries and leisure that a king has but I can’t leave you. Even if I lose all the aristocracy nothing would be lost but if I lose you, everything would be lost. What would I do then? Who would make up for this loss?”
Seeing his young boy talking in such a manner made Chanakya’s mother proud and he hugged him tight.
Since that day Chanakya is known as “Khand Dant”.
Moral of the Story: Nothing can change your destiny. Chanakya didn’t become king but he was none less than a king.
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