Kung Fu Wisdom

So I downloaded the transcripts of the classic television show, Kung Fu and wondered what philosophical insight they might hold…

$ ack -i wisdom

s01e13.txt
250: What is cowardice but the body’s wisdom of its weakness.
251: What is bravery but the body’s wisdom of its strength.

$ ack -i truth

s01e01.txt
192: To suppress a truth is to give it force beyond endurance.

$ ack -i beauty

s02e10.txt
259: Under heaven, all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.

$ ack -i love

s02e02.txt
336: To know love, be like a running brook which deaf, yet sings its melody for others to hear.

$ ack -i time

s01e15.txt
417: How can strangers take on such importance to our souls? Because our soul does not keep time.

$ ack -i harmony

s02e01.txt
63: Discover harmony within.

$ ack -i trust

s01e05.txt
121: If, while building a house, a carpenter strikes a nail it proves faulty by bending does the carpenter lose faith in all nails and stop building his house? Then we are required to trust even if we are often reminded of the existence of evil.

$ ack -i peace

s01e08.txt
297: Faced with two evils must not every man choose? Master, how may I walk a peaceful path when the world is seldom peaceful? Peace lies not in the world, grasshopper, but in the man who walks the path.

$ ack -i nature

s01e08.txt
301: But, master, how do I not contend with a man that would contend with me? In a heart that is one with nature, though the body contends there is no violence.
302:And in the heart that is not one with nature, though the body be at rest there is always violence.

$ ack -i justice

s01e06.txt
161: Shall I then repay injury always with kindness? Repay injury with justice and forgiveness but kindness always with kindness.

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