Thursday, May 21, 2009

A ninja must be zen

Master Po: "Close your eyes.  What do you hear?"
Young Caine: "I hear the water, I hear the birds."
Master Po: "Listen for the color of the sky.  Look for the sound of the hummingbird's wing. Search the air for the perfume of ice on a hot day. If you have found these things, you will know.  Do you hear your own heartbeat?"
Young Caine: "No."
Master Po: "Do you hear the grasshopper at your feet?"
Young Caine: "Old man, how is it that you hear these things?"
Master Po: "Young man, how is it that you do not?"

From the 70's TVseries Kung Fu - featured on Kid Koala/Ninja Tunes scratchappyland. Pic from Supremefreak Magazine

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