A martial arts master was deep in meditation when his young pupil stormed into the room frustrated with another loss.
“Master, why does my ability not improve? I’m always defeated.” he sighed. And the master, pensive and forever patient, answers: “My dear pupil, have you seen the gulls flying by the setting sun, and their wings seeming like flames?”
The student, ready to gain more knowledge responded, “Yes, my master, I have.”
The master continued,”And a waterfall, spilling strongly over the stones without taking anything out of its proper place?”
“Yes, my master, I have witnessed it.” the student replied.
“And the moon… when it touches the calm water to reflect all its enormous beauty?” asked the master.
The student nodded, “Yes, my master, I have also seen this marvellous phenomenon.”
The master sighed, “That is the problem. You keep watching all this crap instead of training.”