Whether it’s personal or professional life, we always face competition and hence enemies too. We do ponder about how that enemy could be superior to us, his strengths and powers. Does it mean that we are going to lose the battle?
No! Chanakya never accepted defeat. However, he was practical. After all, he was an expert in a field wherein all were playing games with one or the other all the while—making strategies, plans and conspiracies.
Chanakya knew how to win over the enemy in the long run—if not immediately. He said, “He should seek shelter with one whose strength is superior to the strength of the enemy” (7.2.6)
The above sutra is a simple yet one of the excellent gems of management, and even in real life for that matter. When faced with an enemy who is stronger than you, the best situation is to have a stronger friend on your side.
Why does Chanakya say this?
Win with the wisdom your superior alliance gives rather than lose with your personal logic.