借刀殺人/Jie Dao Sha Ren – Borrow a Knife to Kill a Person

原文:敵已明,友示定,引友殺敵,不自出力,以《損》推演。

Original Text: When the enemy is already clear determine who his friends are, then guide a friend to kill the enemy, with no exertion on your part, using the implications of “Sun.”

解析:在敵方情況已經明確,友軍態度尚未穩定時,應引導友軍與敵人拚殺,不必自己出兵攻打,以保存實力。這就是根據《易經。損》卦”損上益下”的原理推演出的,用別人的損失換取自己的利益的辦法。

Analysis: When your enemy’s situation is already clear but his allies’ attitude is not yet stable, you should guide his ally into going all out to kill the enemy without having to send your own troops to attack, allowing you to conserve your own strength. This is based on the Yi Jing. Sun Gua’s “First decrease, then increase” principle has clear implications, using other people’s loss as one’s own benefit is the method. 

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