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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wisdoms And Teachings From Kung Fu TV Series

Aloha Everyone,

Some of you might remember the adventures of a Shaolin monk and martial-arts expert Caine who fled China. Caine's wandering takes him to the Old West America, defending the helpless and fighting their enemies.  

This television drama series became one of the most popular television programs of the early 1970's. It made David Carradine a household name.

J.J. is an ardent fan of this series. In addition to seeing excellent martial arts, the program also imparted wisdoms through two masters, Master Po and Master Kan.  Here are a few examples:

1). Caine: "Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present?"
Master Po: "If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past."

2). "
Seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions.
--Master Po:

3). "Sometimes a stranger known to us for moments can spark our souls to kinship for eternity."

--Master Kan:

4). "Be nothing, and you will have everything to give to others." – Master Po

5). "Avoid rather than check. Check rather than hurt. Hurt rather than maim. Maim rather than kill. For all life is precious and cannot be replaced." – Master Kan

6). "To suppress a truth is to give it force beyond endurance." — Master Kan
7). "Yet, it is eyes which blind the man." — Master Po

8). "Because a man can see, he does not look." — Master Po

Aloha -- Cathi