Table of Contents

Introduction
1. What is the Art of War?...1
The Text and Tradition of the Sun Tsu
 
2. View, Practice, and Action...11
A Framework for Understanding the Sun Tsu
 
3. The Big View...30
How the Sun Tzu Teaches Us to See the World

        Interconnectedness - 65
        Conflict - 71
        Taking Whole - 76
        Knowing - 80
        Victory - 86
 
4. The Basic Practice...90
Learning How to Employ Shih

        Shih: What is it? - 94
        Employing Shih in the World - 112
        Summary and Examples - 129
 
5. Strategic Practices...139
The Many Forms of Employing Shih

        Extraordinary and Orthodox - 141
        Forming and Transforming - 153
        Deception - 168
        More Ways of Employing Shih - 177
        Summary of Practice - 184
 
6. Action...186
Stories of Applying Sun Tzu in the World
 
7. How to Enter the Wisdom Lineage...22
 
The Art of War: The Denma Translation...237
Acknowledgements...279
Notes...281
Also of Interest...283
Index...285
About the Authors