走為上計/Zuo Wei Shang Ji – Running is the Best Stratagem

原文:全師避敵,左次無咎,未失常也。

Original Text: The entire army avoids the enemy, there is no blame for it doesn’t deviate from the normal. 

解析:在敵強我弱的情況下,為保存自己,主動退卻,待機破敵。這種以退為進的用兵方法,並不違背正常的用兵法則。

Analysis: In circumstances where the enemy is strong & I am weak, in order to preserve myself I must actively retreat & wait for an opportunity to defeat the enemy. This is applying the military method of using retreat as advance, which is not contrary to the normal use of military law. 

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