August 15, 2007

The Art of War

So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will win hundred times in hundred battles. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you will win one and lose the next. If you do not know yourself or your enemy, you will always lose.

Therefore One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful. Seizing the enemy without fighting is the most skillful.

Every battle is won before it is ever fought.


But sometime you may not want to win over an ¡¡¡ enemy!!! whom you understand completely even before the war begins :-)

7 comments:

Puthali said...

hmm...'n may i ask who is the enemy? ;)
btw i see you have changed your display pic...in spirit of independence day... :)

Anonymous said...

wow!!! very thoughtful and holds so much of meaning :-)

~$uhani

@di said...

@puthali
such worthless enemies are numerous :-)
for example how interesting it would be to code Fibonacci generator everyday, or play a game which you have mastered, or date a person whose life (and mind) is an open book to you, or solve some damn easy Sudoku puzzles?


@suhani
These (except the last two para) are from "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu.

Anonymous said...

the last para holds all the thoughts and the meaning :-)
~$uhani

Anonymous said...

Good for you that you quote others in your blogs else ur thoughts are not worth the page it is written on.

And you even have these ignorant, possibly even paid, commentators. They don't know where the contents come from. Forget the text, those dumbs cann't even infer from the subject/topic. May god help them. May god help you.

Anonymous said...

Well, lets test the blog content here. You don't kniow me. I guess, although very optimistic, you know yourself. Do you?

In case you do then 'Catch Me If You Can.'

@di said...

@Anon above
You challenge is "the perfect" example of what has been theorized in this post :P