Enter the dragon

I really do appreciate the script of the movie "Enter the dragon". Here I wish to share with you some of its contributions. Each sentence need be contemplated upon. Nicely done.

Lee: Teacher?

Teacher: I see your talents have gone beyond the mere physical level. Your skills are now at the point of spiritual insight. I have several questions. What is the highest technique you hope to achieve ?

Lee: To have no technique.

Teacher: Very good. What are your thoughts when facing an opponent ?

Lee: There is no opponent.

Teacher: And why is that ?

Lee: Because the word "I" does not exist.

Teacher: So, continue...

Lee: A good fight should be like a small play, but played seriously. A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract. When he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit. It hits all by itself.

Teacher: Now, you must remember: the enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives. Destroy the image and you will break the enemy. 


Lee: [a student approaches Lee; both bow] Kick me. 

[Student looks confused]

Lee: Kick me.

[Student attempts kick]

Lee: What was that? An Exhibition? We need emotional content. Now try again!

[Student tries again]

Lee: I said "emotional content." Not anger! Now try again!

[Student tries again and succeeds]

Lee: That's it! How did it feel?

[Student thinks; Lee smacks his head]

Lee: Don't think. FEEL. It's like a finger pointing at the moon.

[Looks at student who is looking at the finger; smacks student again]

Lee: Do not concentrate on the finger or you will miss all of the heavenly glory!

[Student bows; Lee smacks him again]

Lee: Never take your eyes off your opponent... even when you're bowing!

[Student bows again this time keeping his eyes on Lee]

Lee: That's better.

[student walks away; opening credits begin

Now here is video to see
If you note carefully, it is true, Bruce Lee gives those brilliant instructions to that kid, that one should keep his eye on the opponent even while bowing, but Bruce Lee later on in the movie, when he fights that guy shown at 06:00 in this video, he forgets to keep his eye on the opponent while bowing.

"Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own” 
– Bruce Lee


  1. muskaan pal mehlawat26 September 2010 at 16:29

    why do u not have to concentrate on the finger pointing to the moon

  2. muskaan pal mehlawat26 September 2010 at 16:33

    wow very bad

  3. muskaan pal mehlawat26 September 2010 at 16:41

    on what topic are u writing on it does not make sense.

  4. It means...

    Eat the hamburger, stop staring at it.


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