The Flow

 

Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series

 

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Secret Tactics

Lessons from the Great Masters of Martial Arts

By: Kazumi Tabata

Publisher: Tuttle

 

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. 

(page 37)

 

Hermit Poet’s Comments: The mind will become unleashed, when one instinctively rides the wave.

 

 


Secret Tactics: Lessons from the Great Masters of Martial Arts by Kazumi Tabata (2003-08-15)

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