Art Of War

This document contains the complete text of Master Sun Art of War. Sun Tzu lived around 2,500 years ago. Sun Tzu I: Strategic Assessments Military action is important to the nation — it is the ground of death and life, the path of survival and destruction, so it is imperative to examine it.  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.  The Way means inducing the people to have the same aim as … Continue reading Art Of War

List of UK stores opening on june 15th and Social distancing measures

Many UK shops will open on June the 15th. But always check on retailer sites when shops will open as/when in your location. Below is an updated list (as on 13th June 2020) which ones will open and links to their websites. Thanks and remember social distance measures, masks, washing hands and please stay safe. Apple Stores Apple has announced that it plans to reopen UK Apple Stores starting next week on Monday, June 15th after 464 of its stores worldwide were closed in March in response to coronavirus fears, saying today within a statement that all 32 Apple Stores in … Continue reading List of UK stores opening on june 15th and Social distancing measures

The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

by Sir. Muhammad Iqbal PREFACE The Qur’ān is a book which emphasizes ‘deed’ rather than ‘idea’. There are, however, men to whom it is not possible organically to assimilate an alien universe by re-living, as a vital process, that special type of inner experience on which religious faith ultimately rests. Moreover, the modern man, by developing habits of concrete thought– habits which Islam itself fostered at least in the earlier stages of its cultural career– has rendered himself less capable of that experience which he further suspects because of its liability to illusion.  The more genuine schools of Sufism have, … Continue reading The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

‘Two hands are a lot’ — we’re hiring data scientists, project managers, policy experts, assorted weirdos… (by Dominic Cummings)

‘This is possibly the single largest design flaw contributing to the bad Nash equilibrium in which … many governments are stuck. Every individual high-functioning competent person knows they can’t make much difference by being one more face in that crowd.’ Eliezer Yudkowsky, AI expert, LessWrong etc. ‘[M]uch of our intellectual elite who think they have “the solutions” have actually cut themselves off from understanding the basis for much of the most important human progress.’ Michael Nielsen, physicist and one of the handful of most interesting people I’ve ever talked to. ‘People, ideas, machines — in that order.’ Colonel Boyd. ‘There … Continue reading ‘Two hands are a lot’ — we’re hiring data scientists, project managers, policy experts, assorted weirdos… (by Dominic Cummings)

Sun Tzu & Defending Your Self (& Loved Ones)

“The Art of War teaches us not to rely on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming , but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” – Sun Tzu The aim of Krav Maga is to counteract a threat as quickly as possible. The goal is to dominate and immobilise an attacker quickly. The reason many learn self defence is simply to preserve their own life but they don’t learn actual techniques to defend themselves. Krav Maga along with Target … Continue reading Sun Tzu & Defending Your Self (& Loved Ones)

Can wars no longer be won?

Author Cian O’Driscoll Professor of Politics, University of Glasgow Disclosure statement Cian O’Driscoll received funding from the Independent Social Research Foundation and Economic and Social Research Council for this work. He is the author of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War. ………………………………………………… Kurdish forces seized control of the Syrian town of Kobani in January 2015 after a four-month battle with Islamic State fighters. Footage of their triumph was relayed around the world. A global audience witnessed Kurdish troops indulge in raucous celebrations as they raised their flag on the hill that once flew the IS black banner. And so it … Continue reading Can wars no longer be won?

86 Year Old Woman Uses Yoga To Treat Her Scoliosis And Completely Transform Her Body

By Jess Murray Truth Theory In recent years, yoga has been at the forefront of mindfulness and a hugely beneficial workout for our mental as well as physical health. But in some cases, it has proven to be the only permanent healer for some health concerns. Grandmother Anna Pesce had suffered from the back condition called scoliosis for a long time, and at 86 years old it got so bad that she was confined to a wheelchair. Scoliosis is a common condition, and means that sufferers have a prominent curve in their spine. The condition affects over 4 million people in … Continue reading 86 Year Old Woman Uses Yoga To Treat Her Scoliosis And Completely Transform Her Body

SUN TZU – SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS

CHAPTER 1. LAYING PLANS 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline. 11. These five heads should be familiar to every general: he who knows them will be victorious; he who knows them not will fail. 12. Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise: 13. (1) Which of the two sovereigns is imbued … Continue reading SUN TZU – SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS

Sith, Sufis & The Salaf

The Sith is the True Salaf, the true way Sufis, the real Jedi – neutral and balanced. The Sith use honest passion and emotion to channel the Force. Unlike the Jedi who like Sufis, use inner peace as a get out clause that limits their creativity. Through true passion and emotion the Sith recognise that faith in The Force (The Way of Allah) is not enough. The Jedi weakness like Sufis is their unwillingness to ‘know’ The Force. They do not access this side of themselves. Jedi call this the Dark Side. Jedi hate and have hunted Sith to near … Continue reading Sith, Sufis & The Salaf