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  1. 入深者重地也入淺者輕地也
  2. 背固前隘者圍地也無所往者死地也
  3. 是故散地吾將一其志輕地吾將使之屬


When there are means of communication on all four sides, the ground is one of intersecting highways.


44. When you penetrate deeply into a country, it is serious ground. When you penetrate but a little way, it is facile ground.

45. When you have the enemy's strongholds on your rear, and narrow passes in front, it is hemmed-in ground. When there is no place of refuge at all, it is desperate ground.

46. Therefore, on dispersive ground, I would inspire my men with unity of purpose.