“How many times have you done it today?” came his Master's response.
The Young Swordsman thought. “Oh, perhaps a thousand” he answered, almost wincing at the soreness in his arms.
The Master thought for a minute. “A thousand. An excellent start. Do another ninety-nine thousand and you may begin to understand the cut.”
Application: The beginner asks how many one must do. The master knows one can never do enough.