"I know about 'war.' It is a word men use to clothe the nakedness of their killing." -Caine
Sikat na sikat itong Kung Fu starring David Carradine during the 70s. Napag-hahalata tuloy and idad natin. I remember I was in my early high school then. Napupuyat ako sa panonood ng TV show na ito na every Thursday from 10PM.
Impress ako sa mga lessons na makukuha mo sa bawat episode. Lalu na kapag nag-flashback ang eksena nuong maliit pa si Kwai Chang Caine at kausap si Master Po at si Master Kan. Most of all impress ako sa mga ideas ng mga Shaolin monks on non-violence, being one with the universe and the principles of Yin and Yang.
Master Po: "I have three treasures which I hold and keep. The first is mercy for from mercy comes courage. The second is frugality from which comes generosity to others. The third is humility for from it comes leadership."
Caine: "Strange treasures. How shall I hold them and keep them? In memory?"
Po: ". . . No. . . not in memory but in your deeds."
Here’s another series of passages between master and student.
Caine: "Master, do we seek victory in contention?"
Master Kan: "Seek rather not to contend."
Caine: "But shall we not then be defeated?"
Kan: "We know that where there is no contention, there is neither defeat nor victory. The supple willow does not contend against the storm, yet it survives."
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