11.24

Chapter: The Nine Situations

11.24

Translation:

Soldiers when in desperate straits lose the sense of fear. If there is no place of refuge, they will stand firm. If they are in hostile country, they will show a stubborn front. If there is no help for it, they will fight hard.

Commentary

This can also be seen in animals who are normally fearful and will run away, yet will fight like demons when cornered.

The life drive is a natural instinct and we will each fight until our last breath. This can be seen in people who are dying in their beds as well as those on the battlefield.