The Ascetic

Ai Lin on one of his first practices, Gong Fu:

“…Though I’m still only an embarrassment to my school, perhaps you can see a glimpse of what I’m trying to articulate.  This art of power – it does incredible things to the body-mind.  One can devote one’s life to it – it utterly nullifies loneliness and boredom. There are so many facets – bodily perfection, mental purification, aesthetics, morality, and of course the primary function of combat.”