苦肉計/Ku Rou Ji – Self Harm Stratagem
Original Text: People do not harm themselves, so you must receive a genuine injury; fake or real, real or fake, it must be competently executed in order to gain by sowing discord. The luck of the young & ignorant, arrange to use his obedience.
Analysis: People normally do not harm themselves, whether genuinely real or deceptively false it causes the enemy to take it as true, you must be capable of driving a wedge between friends & allies with this scheme in order to achieve it & take advantage of the enemy’s weak point. It’s like handling an ignorant young child, go along with his ideas, as soon as he trusts you arrange to spread trouble.