The Effort that Matters

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“The one thing that matters is the effort.
It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once the goal is reached it has no meaning”.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert)

This young man is a pehlwan (Indian wrestler) and he is using a pair of wood painted cylinders of 45 Kg weight each called “jodi” for his daily training.
I took this picture last Thursday in the begining of the afternoon under 48° at the little akhara which not far from Aurangzeb’s mosque in Kashi, the oldest part of Varanasi (Benaras).

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