from the book:
Light of the Kensei:
Guide to the Way of the Warrior-Sage
Room of Mirrors
The kensei knows that the life within the world of appearances is like being in a room of mirrors -- that what is projected outward into the world inevitably returns.
Few but the kensei can amass inner strength yet show the world kindness; few but the kensei can follow a path of hardship yet still show the world consideration and care.