Master Po: "close your eyes. what do you hear?"
Young Caine: "I hear the water, I hear the birds"
Master Po: "listen for the color of the sky. look for the sound of the hummingbird's wing. search the air for the perfume of ice on a hot day. if you have found these things, you will know. do you hear your own heartbeat?"
Young Caine: "no"
Master Po: "do you hear the grasshopper at your feet?"
Young Caine: "old man, how is it that you hear these things?"
Master Po: "young man, how is it that you do not?"
Young Caine: "Um, because they're like totally quiet and stuff?"
Master Po: "The grasshopper will be heard if you will but listen, young one."
Young Caine: "Would this involve turning off my iPod? "
Master Po: "If you don't you will never open yourself up to the pure light of being. "
Young Caine: "Being what, old man?"
Master Po: "Being at one with the universe. Being free from the bonds of matter and free to the surrounding energy."
Young Caine: "Could I be, like, invisible too? I think that would be TOTALLY cool."
Master Po: "No, but I can teach you to beat the shitake out of cowboys."
Young Caine: "awesome!
...What's a cowboy?"