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Gifts

This article was originally written March 1999 for the official Seidokan Newsletter, the Seidokan Communicator.

What is the only gift a student can offer a teacher?
To teach others in their turn.

What is the only gift a student can offer themselves?
To prepare for the Way, to court and be irresistable to the teacher.

What is the teacher's gift to the student?
To swim as deeply in the ocean as possible, and be a glass of clear cool water.

What is the teacher's gift to self?
To be free of teaching, of students, and of self.

What is the gift of the Art?
To be utterly unconcerned with giving and receiving.