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I love the way of the sword because it's so unique,
The only way to lose yourself is to focus on technique;
A samurai sword, many folds, balanced, universal admiration,
A deadly weapon? A work of art? From a divine inspiration.
Is it meant for defence or attack? What is it really meant to do?
Is your sword a weapon of peace? Is your sword part of you?
It defends only one thing in truth, and that is your centre line;
The axis around which everything turns, the connection or spirit ,body and mind.
And in attack it doesn't chop, block or parry, or even thrust like a spear,
It does one thing only and that is cut and when you know that you will finally hear;
For the true cut is through the universe not through person or physical thing,
Only when you achieve this will you hear the sound of silence begin to sing.
A discipline, a focus, where the end and beginning are one,
A timeless motion without question, execute, done;
Non violent, non resistive, a healing tool of the Lord,
And if you interfere not but align, one cut and all is restored.
So how could such a thing teach you focus and such a state of pure calmness?
And make you face up to all of your fears and even find the truth of harmless?
And clear the path of ignorance, self doubt, arrogance and reveal such a prize, a forgotten goal,
Because through all that training may you one day find the truth of the sword, you own soul.