I may not look like much, but I'm an expert at pretending to be a ninja.
Unfortunately, religion often works to shrink and tame the very wild and mysterious forces that first drew our wonder. In the process of making the inexplicable safe for the masses, the possibilities for real illusion-piercing insight becomes reduced. One might say that they are only available to those who dare to ride the breaking crest of direct life-altering experience.
The warrior learns of the spiritual realm by dwelling on the cutting edge of the sword, standing at the edge of the fire pit, venturing right up to the edge of starvation if necessary. Vibrant and intense living is the warrior's form of worship.
Never become so attached to following the path that you cease to question whether you should still be on it.
Later she would think about how he'd snuck up on her so silently. The man was on crutches - what was he, a ninja or something?
I loved 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.' It was such a big part of my childhood.