Teaching Story - Mastering The Sword
by Life Positive
When the man answered
that he had never studied fencing, the master
said, "I have trained many over the years,
even the Shogun himself! You cannot fool
me." But the man persisted, and so the master
sat in thought for a time before saying,
"If you say it is so, then I will believe you; but
I am certain you are a master of something,
if not the sword. What is it?"
The man answered, "If you insist, there is one thing that I would consider myself master of.
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The master shouted, "Thatís it! I knew I hadnít made a mistake: you see, in order to master the sword, you must also master death. No matter how well they swung a sword, none of my students have ever understood this. I have nothing to teach you: you are already a master."
From the Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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