- IN THE
BLINK OF AN EYE
- It all
depends on your point of view
- In Feudal Japan a great
General led his army in battle against a small village.
- Knowing the General's
reputation all of the citizens in the village fled,
except for an old Monk, who refused to leave his beloved
- Upon hearing this news the
General decided to go to the temple and see for himself
just what kind of man the Monk was.
- As he rode through the gate
and onto the temple grounds he found the Monk standing
there waiting to meet him. The Monk greeted him warmly,
as he would any other guest, and he offered the General
all of the hospitality his temple had to offer.
- Realizing that the Monk did
not fear him at all the General said, "Do you not
realize that you are talking to a man who could kill you
in the blink of an eye"?
- To which the Monk replied,
"Do you not realized that you are talking to a man
who can be killed without blinking an eye"?
- In life
everything depends on your point of view,
- the view
always depends on where you stand.
- Part the
clouds - see the way
objective of karate is to contribute to the evolution
- of the
human spirit through physical and mental training."