The Sword of Taia #2

The Sword of Taia

“Presumably, as a martial artist, I do not fight for gain or loss, am not concerned with strength or weakness, and neither advance a step nor retreat a step. The enemy does not see me. I do not see the enemy. Penetrating to a place where heaven and earth have not yet divided, where Ying and Yang have not yet arrived. I quickly and necessarily gain effect.”

The Unfettered Mind, Takuan Sōhō,

Translated by William Scott Wilson,

Kodansha International, 17-14 Otowa-1-chome, Bunyo-ku,Tokyo 112-8652.