Bruce Lee – Rare interview [updated Aug 15, 2011]

It’s amazing at his youthful age, he had an intelligent grasp of knowledge in the spiritual and philosophical aspect of martial arts – a rare attribute that is a far cry from the present day of martial art / TKD exponents who seem to seek excitement from tournament sparring, and engaging in ego-trip pursuits.

One of his favorite quotes:

”  Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water;   

   You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup

  You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle;

  You put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot;

   Water can flow or it can crash;

   Be water, my friend.”

Excelling only in the physical ‘body’ aspects of martial art training is insufficient. Developing the ‘mind’, cultivating and nourishing the ‘SPIRIT’ aspect are requirements for one to be rightfully called a true ‘MASTER’.

There will be more video clips on this martial art legendary and commentary of his philosophy.

Bruce Lee’s Most Famous Interview – “Be water…”

Published on Sep 13, 2015

1971 – Bruce Lee, “The Mandarin Superstar,” discusses the relationship between martial arts and philosophy on the Pierre Berton Show.

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