The Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries (Paperback) - Common
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This unique volume includes "The Art of War"--the most influential book of strategy in the world today, "Mastering the Art of War, The Lost Art of War, " and "The Silver Sparrow Art of War, " a translation of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" based on a recently discovered version of the classic text.
die depends on the configuration of the battleground; whether you survive or perish depends on the way of battle. Master Sun Therefore measure in terms of five things, use these assessments to make comparisons, and thus find out what the conditions are. The five things are the way, the weather, the terrain, the leadership, and discipline. DU MU Five things are to be assessed—the way, the weather, the lay of the land, the leadership, and discipline. These are to be assessed at
victory is not in danger; when you know sky and earth, victory is inexhaustible. DU MU When victory and defeat are already determined before movement and uprising, you do not become confused in your actions and do not wear yourself out rising up. MEI YAOCHEN When you know what is to others’ advantage and what is to your advantage, you are not in danger. When you know the season and the terrain, you do not come to an impasse. [ 11 ] Nine Grounds Master Sun According to the rule for
you. Treat them courteously, inspire them with speeches, and soldiers willingly die. Give them nourishment and rest so that they do not become weary, make the code of rules uniform, and soldiers willingly obey. Lead them into battle personally, and soldiers will be brave. Record even a little good, reward even a little merit, and soldiers will be encouraged. Self-Exertion Sages follow the rules of heaven; the wise obey the laws of earth; the intelligent follow precedent. Harm comes to the
guarding the passes with well-equipped troops. He had the troops replaced regularly, keeping a contingent of about one-half to one-third the size of the strike force now advancing from Wei to Shu. The Wei army arrived and set up battle lines just as the Shu guard was in the process of changing. Zhuge’s aides urged him to keep the departing troops there for another month to add their strength to the replacements in face of such a powerful enemy force. Zhuge said, “My command of the military is
military operations, The Art of War brings up five things that are to be assessed before undertaking any action: the Way, the weather, the terrain, the military leadership, and discipline. In this context, the Way (Tao) has to do with civil leadership, or rather the relationship between political leadership and the populace. In both Taoist and Confucian parlance, a righteous government is described as “imbued with the Tao,” and Sun Tzu the martialist similarly speaks of the Way as “inducing the