11.41

Chapter: The Nine Situations 11.41
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Translation:

The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; the expediency of aggressive or defensive tactics; and the fundamental laws of human nature: these are things that must most certainly be studied.

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Commentary

The Nine Varieties of Ground have already been discussed and more is added here.

‘Study’ is an important word. It means gathering data, taking time, reflecting, considering different information, connecting disparate thoughts. It is not about a quick look or a five-minute ponder.