Interpretation of Zhuge Liang's Art of War. General's Court
Will be proud to be the tenth
——We should avoid arrogance and parsimony
Cultivate one's moral integrity, unify one's family, govern the country, and level the world
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The majesty of the Eastern Dragon Emperor!
Don't be arrogant. Pride is disrespectful. If disrespectful, people will leave. If people leave, people will be judged. The generals should not be stingy. If they are stingy, they will not be rewarded. If they are not rewarded, they will not be fatal. If they are not fatal, the army will be ineffective. If they are ineffective, the country will be weak. If the country is weak, the enemy will be weak. Confucius said, "If you have the beauty of the talent of Duke Zhou, you will be arrogant and mean, and the rest will be inadequate."
Don't be arrogant when you are a general. If you are arrogant, there will be some disrespect in dealing with others. If you are disrespectful, people will betray each other and resent each other. As a general, you can't be stingy. If you are stingy, you will not reward your subordinates. If you can't reward your subordinates, they will not try their best to fight to the death in the battle. If you go on like this, you will not get any good results in the war, and the strength of the country will be weakened. The decline of your national strength means that the enemy is becoming stronger. Therefore, Confucius said, "Although a person has the virtue and talent like Duke Zhou, but he is proud and stingy, then even if he can make certain contributions, it is not worth people's praise".
This article discusses the cultivation of generals. However, the focus is on "pride" and "extravagance", which are listed as the major taboos of leading troops. The article lists the serious harm of "pride" and "extravagance" in detail, and finally quotes Confucius' holy words to prove it, which further highlights the serious consequences of "pride" and "extravagance", thus greatly strengthening the argumentation of the article. This article is very full and reasonable enough to ring the alarm for the generals.
Be arrogant and perish
During the Warring States Period, there was a great general of the State of Chu called Qu Xian. Qu Xian is a proud and arrogant person.
King Wu of Chu sent Qu Xian to attack Luo. Before leaving the army, Dou Bobi, the doctor of the State of Chu, saw him off. After drinking a few drinks, Qu Xian said, "You see how strong our army is. The State of Luo is only a small country, and I will defeat him successfully." After the farewell, Qu Xian led his team to set off with high spirits.
On the way back, Dou Bobi said to the driver, "Qu Xian was defeated this time. You see, he walked with his feet high. He looked down on the enemy. He was arrogant and arrogant. How could he not defeat?"
So Dou Bobi immediately went to see King Wu of Chu and said, "Send troops to help Qu Xian!" King Wu did not listen to Dou Bobi's opinion.
Qu Xian led his army to the border of Luo, but he did not seriously organize the war. Luo had already made a plan to attack the Chu army. Qu Xian was unprepared because he belittled the enemy, and the Chu army was defeated.
King Wu returned to the palace and told his wife Dunman about Dou Bobi's opinion. Dunman is a smart woman. She told King Wu Dou Bobi that Qu Xian was arrogant and would fail. She should warn him. So King Wu immediately sent troops to help, but it was too late. The Chu army has been completely destroyed. Qu Xian ran to the valley alone and committed suicide.
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