"In the spiritual path it doesn't make any difference if the discomfort arises from you or is imposed upon you by the people you're with, as long as you greet it with skill, your consciousness will be purified." Shinzen Young
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saw Karate Kid 2 again yesterday, still love it, here are some quotes from it.
[showing Daniel around the Miyagi Family Dojo]
Mr. Miyagi: Aha... here are the Two Rules of Miyagi-Ryu Karate. Rule Number One: Karate for defense only. Rule Number Two: First learn Rule Number One.
[Walking through the Okinawa airport, Daniel and Miyagi find a poster advertising Sato's karate school. The poster shows Sato breaking a log with his bare hands]
Daniel: You think you could break a log like that?
Miyagi: Don't know. Never been attacked by a tree.
Miyagi: Daniel-san, never put passion before principle. Even if win, you lose.
Daniel: You could have killed him, couldn't you?
Mr. Miyagi: Hai.
Daniel: Well, why didn't you?
Mr. Miyagi: Because Daniel, for man with no forgiveness in heart, life worse punishment than death.
[After insults by Chozen in front of Okinawa villagers]
Daniel: Don't those lies bother you?
Daniel: Why not? People might think that they are true.
Miyagi: Lies only become true if person choose to believe.
Daniel: Is that another old Okinawa saying?
Miyagi: No. New Okinawa saying.
Daniel: How new?
Miyagi: Lets see... [pauses, pretending to think]
Miyagi: About ten seconds.
[presenting Miyagi with a rosewood display case, obviously for Miyagi's WW2 medals]
Daniel: I got something for you here... see, it's rosewood. For your medals. I thought it'd be nice to... like, show 'em off or something.
Miyagi: Why, Daniel-san... Thank you for gift. But why show off?
Daniel: Well, you know, winning the Medal of Honor and all... It says something about you. Like, you're brave. And all that stuff.
Miyagi: [puts hand to Daniel's heart] THIS say you brave.
[motions to medal] This say you LUCKY.
Daniel: Just what did you do to earn this, anyhow?
Miyagi: Not important anymore.
Daniel: Was it scary for you?
Miyagi: Miyagi knees no stop shaking for whole week after.
Daniel: Did you have to kill a lot of people or something?
Miyagi: Hai, unfortunately.
Daniel: But they were, like, the enemy... weren't they?
Miyagi: They were also PEOPLE, Daniel-san.
[at the cannery. Daniel has ripped his shirt, and almost gotten himself killed, while perfecting Miyagi's "Swinging Drum" maneuver]
Mr. Miyagi: Daniel-san, you all right?
Daniel: Yeah... I'm sorry; that was pretty stupid, wasn't it?
Mr. Miyagi: [with a grim smile] Miyagi say that to father when same thing happen. Father agree, was stupid. Father was right.
[the day after Miyagi's father's funeral]
Daniel: I don't get something. If Sato hates you so much, why does he give you time to mourn?
Mr. Miyagi: Because, Daniel-san, Miyagi father was Sato teacher. Deep in heart, Sato still know right from wrong.
Daniel: Then why does he still want to kill you?
Mr. Miyagi: [shrugging] ... Because sometimes, what heart know, head forget.
[after Miyagi saves Sato's life in the hurricane, he and Daniel survey the devastated village. Sato's trucks pull up]
Daniel: Hey, what's Sato doing here?
Mr. Miyagi: Don't know.
[Sato gets out, dressed in a foreman's outfit]
Sato: I come help rebuild. Here deed to village. [bows low]
Sato: Forgive me, I beg of you.
Mr. Miyagi: [claps him on the shoulder] Oh, Sato, nothing to forgive.
lol, just have to post this too, nostalgia! Miyagi lessons are perhaps in order for the Angry Nintendo Nerd: THE KARATE KID. Well not really, 8 Bit gaming was really terrible, I remember one christmas when I got Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade, Spiderman and Back to the Future 2 for my Sega Master (SM) System. Can't go wrong with those titles, right!? Ehh... I never got past the first freaking level of any game I think. What an anti-climax when I finally was allowed to go play them. I cursed Sega, I still want the heads of the Indy developers, fucking charlatans with their... Oh the 16 Bit Megadrive is out! Mom!!!... ;p Emulators and the Internet made up for it though.