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MASTER PO
What do you hear?
CAINE
I hear the grasshopper.
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CAINE
Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present?
MASTER PO
If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past.
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MASTER PO
[after easily defeating the boy in combat] Ha, ha, never assume because a man has no eyes he cannot see. Close your eyes. What do you hear?
YOUNG CAINE
I hear the water, I hear the birds.
MASTER PO
Do you hear your own heartbeat?
YOUNG CAINE
No.
MASTER PO
Do you hear the grasshopper that is at your feet?
YOUNG CAINE
[looking down and seeing the insect] Old man, how is it that you hear these things?
MASTER PO
Young man, how is it that you do not?
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YOUNG CAINE
You cannot see.
MASTER PO
You think I cannot see?
YOUNG CAINE
Of all things, to live in darkness must be worst.
MASTER PO
Fear is the only darkness.