Cinema & the Arts as Sermons: Kung Fu: The Wisdom Behind the Rock, Paper, Scissors Game


Video from Grasshopper


"This clip from the classic 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" is taken from the episode called "Sun and Cloud Shadow" starring David Carradine and Keye Luke." from video introduction.


Rock, Paper, Scissors is a hand game played between two people, each player simultaneously forms one of three shapes with an outstretched hand. These shapes are "rock" (a closed fist), "paper" (a flat hand), and "scissors" (a fist with the index finger and middle finger extended, forming a V). A simultaneous, zero-sum game, it has only two possible outcomes: a draw, or a win for one player and a loss for the other.


I must admit I have always had a problem with playing games, I am sure to my disadvantage. As a young child I played and enjoyed games but as my life grew troubled (in the eyes of a 10 year old) I decided games were a waste of time and continue that opinion to this day although I have learned to play Monopoly with my grandsons.


"Master Po says: In games children teach sometimes more than books."

First is mercy for from mercy comes courage, the second is frugality which comes generosity to others the third is humility for from it comes leadership."

Cain replies: "Strange treasures, how shall I hold them and keep them in memory?"

Po: "No grasshopper not in memory but in your deeds!"

Eastern wisdom but wisdom none the less and also found in The Word of our Lord.

I guess I still have a lot to learn from children and their games!