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Mastering the Art of War: Unveiling Zhu Ge Liang's Concept of General Intention (將志)

Updated: May 17, 2023



The Power of Unseen Forces


Enter the realm of ancient Chinese warfare, where the battlefield is not merely a physical landscape, but a mental one. This piece illuminates the teachings of one of China's most renowned strategists, Zhu Ge Liang, and his unique concept of General Intention (將志). As a Feng Shui master, I have spent years advising clients using wisdom derived from these teachings, harnessing the unseen forces that govern our lives.



The Army as a Force of Destruction and Creation


According to Zhu Ge Liang, an army is a force that can both destroy and create under the commander's control. As the general's ambitions take shape, they can either lead to victory or defeat, presenting both advantageous and disadvantageous situations for the army. Thus, it's not the sheer size or brute force of an army that matters, but the "General Intention" (將志) that guides it.



Cultivating the Morale of a General


At the heart of Zhu Ge Liang's teachings is the importance of a general's morale. A general must not succumb to brute force, deceit, favoritism, impulsiveness, greed, or lust. Rather, a successful general must embody a pure intent larger than oneself. This idea mirrors my own experiences as a Feng Shui master, where the pure intent is a fundamental element in guiding positive energy.



The Importance of Self-Reflection and Composure


Continuous self-reflection and improvement of decisiveness are central in Zhu Ge Liang's Art of War. A single misstep can lead to great losses, making composure under pressure an invaluable trait. It's a lesson I frequently convey to my clients: to remain composed, especially when provoked by external forces, and to think strategically to avoid enemy traps.



Become a Master of Your Battles


Now, it's your turn to harness the wisdom of Zhu Ge Liang in your everyday battles. Whether you're leading a team, negotiating a deal, or navigating a personal conflict, cultivate a pure intent, practice composure, and continually improve your decisiveness.


Are you ready to become a master of your battlefield? Contact me, your trusted Feng Shui advisor, to guide you on this journey to personal mastery and success.

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JASON CHAN

At my practice, I use Ba Zi and Feng Shui to provide my clients with a comprehensive assessment of their lives. I take into account the unique energies of a person’s home and surroundings, as well as the energies of the environment and the person’s own destiny. With these insights, I am able to offer my clients assistance to help them reach their goals, and improve their lives.

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