“Check rather than hurt. Hurt rather than maim. Maim rather than kill”
Three years ago, I blogged that when fighting for clients, I focus on harmonizing a conflicting situation rather than on inflicting damage on the other side; and remain ready, when unavoidable, to inflict even profound damage on the opposing side if that is the only way to reach harmony for my client, so long as I adhere to all personal and professional ethics during the fight.
In that regard, none other than television’s Kung Fu imparted this lesson, through Master Kan: "Perceive the way of nature and no force of man can harm you. Do not meet a wave head on: avoid it. You do not have to stop force: it is easier to redirect it. Learn more ways to preserve rather than destroy. Avoid rather than check. Check rather than hurt. Hurt rather than maim. Maim rather than kill. For all life is precious nor can any be replaced." (Emphasis added.)