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 Interpretation of the third guest in Zhuge Liang's Art of War. General's Court

   date:2020-09-18 19:03:59     read:37   

Interpretation of the third guest in Zhuge Liang's Art of War. General's Court

Sanbin No.30

——A loving man is like his own son

There will be guests during the trip of the three armies. They will discuss the gains and losses in groups and use the resources. If there is a word hanging in the air, it is unpredictable, knowledgeable, versatile, and versatile. This hope of thousands of people can be cited as a guest of honor; It is as fierce as a bear and tiger, as swift as an ape, as hard as iron stone, and as sharp as a dragon spring; There are many words to be said, and the skills are small, and the ability of ordinary people. This can be cited as the guest of honor.


When the three armies go out to fight, the general must have all kinds of staff to plan for themselves, discuss the advantages and disadvantages together, and assist the general around. Some people are like floating rivers, who can put forward wonderful strategies, have extensive knowledge and are versatile. These are excellent talents in a million, who can become the senior staff of the general. Some people are as brave as bears and tigers, as agile as apes, as strong as iron, and as sharp as the dragon springs of Chu. These people are heroes of a generation, and can become the middle staff of the general. Some people like to make speeches, but their abilities are average. They are just ordinary people and can become the junior staff of the general.


This article discusses the problem of identifying and employing people, which is also the basis of military leadership. Zhuge Liang has discussed this topic more than once in the previous articles, but the focus of each article is different. In this article, Zhuge Liang divided people into three categories, advocating that talented people with real talent and learning should be referred to as "top guests", while those who can only use rhetoric and sensationalism should be referred to as "bottom guests". However, it is easy to say, but it is difficult to really know people. A wise commander like Zhuge Liang also suffered from the defeat of Jieting because he misused Ma Su. It seems that in order to be the leader of the army, we really need to study Zhuge Liang's article "Know Human Nature" carefully, and as he discussed, we should investigate people in many ways, thoroughly understand human nature, and then make proper use of people. Otherwise, you may lose everything if you make a careless move!

Extension example

Mao volunteered to talk about the king of Chu

During the Warring States Period, the State of Qin attacked the State of Zhao and surrounded Handan, the capital of the State of Zhao, in a few days. On the one hand, the king of Zhao ordered the soldiers to stick to the city, and on the other hand, he sent the ruler of the plain to the State of Chu to ask for help. Deeply aware that the success or failure of this trip to the State of Chu was closely related to the survival of the State of Zhao, he decided to select 20 guests from thousands of guests who were both literate and military to go to the State of Chu to seek help, and discussed the strategy of joining forces against Qin.

The plain gentleman immediately selected the people who went to Chu from among the disciples, but he picked and chose again and again. Only 19 people were selected, and there was only one person left. How could he choose them.

At this time, one of the disciples, Mao Sui, found the plain gentleman and recommended himself: "I heard that there is still one less person selected by the general this time. I recommend myself to the general. Please take me with you!" The plain gentleman looked at him. He was not handsome, tall, and had a fierce face. Pingyuan Jun didn't remember the man at all, so he asked him, "Have you been with me for many years?" Mao Sui replied, "It's been three years." Pingyuan Jun said unhappily, "A talented man is like an awl in a bag, and its tip will pierce the bag and reveal it. But you have been with me for three years, and I have never heard of your situation. It can be seen that you have no talent, so you should not go." Mao Sui looked at Pingyuan Jun, The request said, "What I want today is to be put into the bag like an awl. If I could have done this, I would have pierced the bag and showed my edge!" The king of the plain admired Mao Sui's courage and eloquence, so he decided to take Mao Sui with him, which was just enough.

When we arrived at the State of Chu, the Plains Valley talked with the King of Chu all morning about joining forces against Qin, but the King of Chu refused to send troops. Mao Sui was impatient when he saw that things were so bad. He walked to the king of Chu with his sword in his hand and made an impassioned speech. The king of Chu saw Mao Sui standing in front of him with his sword, and thought his words were very reasonable. Finally, he agreed to join forces against Qin and send troops to save Zhao.

After Handan was liberated and the State of Zhao was saved, the king of the plain praised Mao Sui and said, "Mr. Mao is better than a million heroes with a three-inch tongue." From then on, the king of the plain regarded Mao Sui as the guest of honor.

 解读《诸葛亮兵法.将苑》 三宾第三十 











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