Music for kings
One day Akbar and Tansen were walking on the shores of river Yamuna. Then Akbar saw an elderly man walking towards them. Tansen introduced him as his music master. Akbar wanted to hear a song from elderly man.
Tansen said if we go to his village, we could listen to his master's song. Akbar agreed. Without any prior notice to anyone, they reached village. There Akbar was captivated by a song. He liked it very much. Akbar asked about the singer.
He came to know that it is music master of Tansen. He was very happy by hearing that. He asked Tansen to sing the same song for him in the court. Tansen agreed and sang the song. But listening to that, Akbar thought what he heard on banks of river was much better.
Akbar told Tansen about that. Then Tansen replied "My master sings for his soul, he sings for GOD and surrounding nature. But I sing for a King ,for money. Thats why the same amount of relief found in my master's voice,can not be found in my music."
Akbar understood what Tansen mean to say. Freedom is the very important thing for have contentment.