The bow is part of an archer; its tension is not only powerful but also gentle at the same time. When it is pulled, all the power can be gathered at the point of touching with fingers and arrow. When it is let loose, no strength is left for itself.
The qualified arrow cannot be too heavy or too light, it must match with the tension of the bow. Its head is sharp, its body is straight, and its tail is like wings. It is the extension of the archer and bow, there’s no target for itself.
The target is not a dead log waiting for the arrow, it has no eye staring at you, it doesn’t care how deep the arrow comes in. it is a direction for your reference, a reminder of the scope, and a conditional receiver.
A good archer needs to possess clear mind, tranquil breathing and relaxed body. He has enough strength to draw the bow, enough intention to concentrate on the target, and no anticipation on the arrow. When the archer finds no self on the target, the bow, the arrow and himself, he hits the mark!
Life is like a shooting range, the body and bow are the living conditions, the arrow is like our mind, and we are shooting into ourselves and no-selves in every moment at the same time.