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Art of Peace: Balance Over Conflict in Sun-Tzus Art of War Paperback – 2 Jun 2003

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher (2 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585422258
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585422258
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.4 x 18.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,646,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This new translation of the strategy classic The Art Of War restores the authentic meaning of the original work by showing how finding balance rather than doing battle is the true means to overcoming adversity. Art Of Peace brings an entirely fresh, yet textually sound, interpretation to the many translations of The Art Of War by emphasising the true slant of the original text: balance over conflict. To illustrate the contrasts available in Sun-Tzu's text, the following interpretation can be seen to arise from the same set of Chinese pictograms. The Aggressive Meaning: War is the art of deception (bringing down) - appear to be strong when you are weak, appear to be far away when you are near, appear to be inept when you are able. Peace is the art of inception (raising up) - allow strength and weakness, accept poise and vulnerability both, face death and suffer pain. In the second interpretation, the same conditions are essentially present, but they are based on something positive and "inceptive", i.e, honesty and self-awareness. Here is also the implication that life is not necessarily a battle.

Allow both sides of your nature to be available - strength and weakness; not denial of one but a flowing between them. By newly translating Sun-tzu's strategy classic, Philip Dunn provides the peaceful warrior with methods of getting in touch with the inner and outer nature of silence and vigilance that has been forgotten over millennia of war.


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