The Art of War By Sun Tzu Translated by Lionel Giles I. Laying Plans 1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can … More The Art of War – With Cute Animal Pics
I hated maths at school and wasn’t very good at it – until I came across the soroban abacus and finger maths. Maths now I find enjoyable and a relaxing pass time. At the end of this will be downloadable Soroban worksheets which you can use your fingers (or a Soroban) to use to calculate … More Learn Finger Maths & The Soroban Abacus Method.
Suffering?: “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – Rumi When another person makes you suffer, it is usually because they suffer deep within themselves, and this suffering is spilling over – they do this to feel powerful. Punishing them is easy – but the key is … More #DrawMuhammad Cartoons: My response via The Art of War.
by Sachiko Murata Chinese cosmology describes the whole universe in terms of óin and yang, which can be understood as the creative and receptive or male and female principles of existence. Nothing escapes this relationship. The famous symbol of Tai Chi, the ‘Great Ultimate’ or the Tao, portrays yin and yang as constant movement and … More The Tao of Islam
‘I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.‘ – Alexander the Great Alexander The Great Born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne when twenty. He spent most of his … More The Art of War of Alexander The Great
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” – Master Sun Master Sun (the author of The Art of War) knew that planning a battle and preparing for it thoroughly were necessary to win on the battlefield – he kept refining and evolving his strategies and wrote down everything he learned … More Arab Minds & The Art of War
The Thirty-Six Stratagems was a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and civil interaction. Theses Stratagems are often called strategies; a stratagem is not the same thing as a strategy. Some 300 years ago an unknown scholar compiled theses stratagems on deception. He ordered them in categories according to ones current position. These … More The Thirty-Six Stratagems – Facing The Dark Side