Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1
Today, I read the in the newspaper about the passing of Chen Xitong. Now here is a true Chinese criminal. He was the mayor of Beijing during the Tiananmen Square Massacre and a very corrupt man. His passing wasn't mourned in China. He was tried for corruption - but not for his part in the Massacre - and spent a few years in prison before being let out on health reasons.The Chinese government supposedly has not given him any posthumous recognition or praise. To the public he doesn't look extraordinary, but what he did was vile and corrupt. If there is an afterlife he will certainly answer for his sins.
If I didn't read the newspaper I wouldn't have known he ever existed, because he looked so average. That's a mistake people like to make. They want villains who stick out, not knowing that normal people can abuse positions of power.
The swordsmanship's first achievement is the unity of man and sword. Once this unity is attained even a blade of grass can be a weapon.
The second achievement is when the sword exists in one's heart. When absent from one's hand one can strike an enemy at paces
even with bare hands.
Swordsmanship's ultimate achievement is the absence of the sword in both hand and heart. The swordsman is at peace with the rest of the world. He vows not to kill.