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  • Above: Sarsential 16: 気 [ Ki; breath, will, vital-energy ] 

    " Mr. and Mrs. Abagnale
    this is not a question of your son's attendance.
    I regret to inform you that, for the past week
    Frank has been teaching Mrs. Glasser's French class. […]
    Your son has been pretending to be a substitute teacher
    lecturing the students, uh, giving out homework.
    Mrs. Glasser has been ill and there was
    some confusion with the real sub.
    Your son held a teacher-parent conference yesterday
    and was planning a class field trip
    to a French bread factory in Trenton.
    Do you see the problem we have?"

    Principal Evans (actor Thomas Kopache) to Frank Abagnale's parents, in Steven Spielberg's 'Catch Me If You Can' (2002)

    “I will not oppose the ways of the world.”

    Miyamoto Musashi, quoted by Teruo Machida, in 'The last words of Miyamoto Musashi  ̶ An attempt to translate his “Dokkôdô”̶ ',  page 203, first published in Japan, Bulletin of Nippon Sport Science University, 2012. Available as Pdf

    "If you practice diligently, from morning till night, […] your mind will spontaneously broaden. [A] pply the following rules in order to practice the way:

    1. Think of that which is not evil.
    2. Train in the way.
    3. Take an interest in all the arts.
    5. Know the way of all professions.
    5. Know how to appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of each thing.
    6. Learn to judge the quality of each thing.
    7. Perceive and understand that which is not visible from outside.
    8. Be attentive even to minimal things.
    9. Do not perform useless acts. "

    From: 'Miyamoto Musashi, His Life and Writings', Kenji Tokitsu, translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn, page 149, first published in France, 2000

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