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Embodying The Four Elements

I’ve posted a lot and generally talk about things in terms of The Four Elements model, and in person – I teach about that in great depth. Understanding The Model Every cell, organism or system follows a path of creation, stasis, degeneration and death. The model of the Asian stupa, pagoda or chedi is a physical…

The Idea Of Shih – Strategic Advantage In The Art Of War

Sun Tzu (541–482 BC) said, “Seek victory through Shih, not reliance on men.” Sun Bin (380–316 BC) urged his king to build Shih for national defense. Lin Wu (third century BC), a Zhao general said, “What is valued in military affairs is strategic advantage (Shih).” Instead of using military force to subjugate another society or…