Sunday, February 6, 2011
“Over the many years I was a Buddhist, I had spoken to many scholars and monks about the faith, but this was mostly confined to teachings or scriptures. This time, I had the chance to speak from those who practiced martial zen [or ‘chan wu’].”
“I couldn’t really understand this in the past because what I’d learnt preached compassion and benevolence and I thought this was contradictory to what martial arts were about,” he adds. “But I’ve come to realise martial zen was first and foremost about self-control, controlling your anger, your temper and your bad habits, and how to put aside your worldly preoccupations.” - Andy Lau.