Saturday, 22 May 2010


Fighting talk. Is it worse to strike with the fist or argue with words?

Who can say that one way or the other is better?

If either must be done then it should be done short, sharp, calm and be gone.

If you carry it with you then it would have been wiser to not do it. As carrying it proves the intended solution was a failure.

A fist may leave a mark and a word may scar deeply. You could be weak and cause hurt or strong and refrain.


Rizal Affif - The Soul Sanctuary said...

Nice! A fight is a fight.

If it has to be done, then it should be done.

The evil is not in the fight; but in the clinging to the reason of fighting.

Shinzen said...

Yes...a fight is a fight, whether it is with words or fists...yet the attachment, the clinging to a point of view is the truest enemy.

Ta Wan said...

I recently came across a quote related to martial arts fighting.

"The best fighter is one who removes from their opponent the desire to fight, without making a move"

And I was reminded of the Chuang Tzu story of the fighting cock trainer...

The training was to have him in a cage around many other birds.

After 2 days he was said to be bold, rearing up against other birds.

3 days he looked strong and confident facing them.

so on and so on. Each day doing less.

When the trainer was pushed as to when the training would be complete he said "it is complete now"

"The bird can face any other bird and not flinch a muscle. The others run away in fear."