06 June 2011

Sixty-Nine

Skillful warriors have a saying:
“Do not move first, play the guest.
Do not move forward an inch, retreat a foot.”

This is called advancing without moving.
Reaching without showing one’s arms.
Capturing without attacking.
Doing battle without weapons.

There is not greater mistake than underestimating the enemy.
Underestimating the enemy,
I risk losing everything of value.

Thus, when equal opponents are matched,
the one aware of sorrow will prevail.