Unlike most of these clips in which the young Caine is older, David Carradine’s brother, Keith takes David’s place.

Related: All of my “Kung Fu – No Hate ’70s Series” posts at my personal blog

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Master Po: Where is evil? In the rat, whose nature it is to steal grain. Or in the cat? Whose nature it is to kill the rat.

Young Caine: The rat steals. Yet for him the cat is evil.

Master Po: And to the cat, the rat.

Young Caine: Yet master, surely one of them is evil.

Master Po: The rat does not steal. The cat does not murder. Rain falls, the stream flows, a hill remains. Each acts according to its nature.

Young Caine: Then is there no evil for men? Each man tells himself that what he does is good. At least for himself.

Master Po: Grasshopper. A man may tell himself many things. But is a man’s universe made only of himself?

Young Caine: If a man hurts me, and I punish him – perhaps he will not hurt another.

Master Po: And if you do nothing?

Young Caine: He will believe he may do as he wishes.

Master Po: Perhaps. Or perhaps he will learn that some men receive injury, but return kindness.

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Kung Fu – Return Injury with Kindness – S01E11 Chains

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