Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Saturday, 2018.04.21
To be martial requires discipline, courage, and perseverance. It has nothing to
do with killing. People fail to look beyond this one narrow aspect of being a
warrior and so overlook all the other excellent qualities that can be gained
from training. A warrior is not a cruel murderer. A warrior is a protector of
ideals, principle, and honor. A warrior is noble and heroic.

A warrior will have many opponents in a lifetime, but the ultimate opponent is
the warrior's own self. Within a fighter's personality are a wide array of
demons to be conquered: fear, laziness, ignorance, selfishness, egotism, and so
many more. To talk of overpowering other people is inconsequential. To actually
overcome one's own defects is the true nature of victory.

		Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao - Daily Meditations", #189

2007.04.06

Blog Haiku #18

A stream flowing down a mountain.
A bloggers finger’s on a keyboard.
Gentle babbling.