How can the teaching of a military strategist and the Chinese art of astrology intermesh?
In terms of fundamentals and applications, both systems have similarities. Both are more than 2,500 years old, but timeless in their timeliness. A military strategist like Sun Tzu advocates that one should always be prepared in battle, as can be seen from his brilliant mantra –
"Know thyself, acknowledge your enemy, and your victory will be assured, know the sky, know the earth, and your victory will be complete."
How does this relate to Chinese astrology? In one of the systems of Chinese astrology, the fate of a person at the time of birth is sealed in a series of pillars known as "The Four Pillars of Destiny." Accompanying these four pillars, there are a series of lucky pillars representing the life course of a human being at 10 yearly intervals. Together, these pillars formed the map of our fate, and by reading this map, we can predict what fate awaits us in life and see in the same light as Sun Tzu's Art of War. You can say, "being forewarned is forewarned." armed ".
According to "The Art of War," the five most important virtues a general must have to succeed in battle must be wisdom, courage, sincerity, compassion, and discipline.
Based on "The Four Pillars of Destiny," the fate of a person is determined by five important elements, that is, H. Resource, self, yield, wealth and influence.
The five virtues and five elements reinforce each other as follows:
Influence of the discipline
By wisdom we mean that a general should use his resource element, which is his thoughts, intuition, knowledge and experience to develop his strategies. If his resource element is weak, he can not plan wisely.
By courage is meant that the general must be strong and courageous to face adversity. He must be brave to overcome challenges and obstacles on the battlefields. If its self-element is weak, it tends to cowardice and risks being captured.
Through sincerity, it is perceived that the general should show honesty in his communication and be able to convey his message in a cordial and convincing manner. If his output element is weak, he lacks the power of persuasion and finds it difficult to win the trust of his men.
By generosity, the general is considered generous with his wealth and willingly shares his war booty with his men, taking care of them and appreciating their efforts and efforts. When his fortune is weak, his men lose confidence in him and feel demoralized to continue fighting.
By discipline, the general must exert his influence on his men by setting a good example. He will have to be strict with his men for the orders to be carried out consistently and will not hesitate to punish if his reports do not fulfill their duties. If his element of influence is weak, his men are not faithful to him and may lean against his control.
"So, are you destined to be a five-star general?" Stay in touch for Part 2.