Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series
Lessons from the Great Masters of Martial Arts
By: Kazumi Tabata
It is said that when the Zen priest Mugaku was captured and about to be killed by Mongol soldiers, he recited the words:
“The spring breeze is cut in a flash of lightning”
Hearing this the soldiers threw down their swords and fled.
Hermit Poet’s Comments: The mind will become unleashed, when one instinctively rides the wave.
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