The art of the sword consists not in vying for victory, nor in testing strength;
it consists in your not seeing me and my not seeing you.
The swordsman does not see "this' or "that"
and yet knows well what's what.
He now has no sword, no body. But this does not mean
that all has vanished into a state of nothingness,
for there is most decidedly a something
that is moving, acting, and thinking.
The main point is to forget yourself as well as your opponenent
and to let the myo work itself out.
--- D. T. Suzuki