LAC Issue of Land Dispute: PM Narendra Modi
A few days ago our esteemed prime minister Shri Narender Modi visited Leh and addressed the jawans saying, “The age of expansionism is over…History is witness, that expansionist forces have either lost or were forced to turn back.” This made me ponder about the concept of expansionism.
Merriam Webster defines Expansionism as “a policy or practice of expansion and especially of territorial expansion by a nation” As per numerology the concept of expansionism corresponds to the number 5. 5 signifies adventure, change, emancipation, exploration, and expansion. It is the number of the querent, the experienced, the knowledge seeker, the knowledge teacher, and the traveler. In Tarot the Five of Swords is a complex card with numerous interpretations and meanings. It depicts a sly looking man who is picking three swords from the ground. He looks over his shoulder at two men who are walking away. Two more swords are strewn on the ground, suggesting that a battle has been fought and probably lost. One might wonder if this conflict resulted in a loss for the winner, too, for instance, a loss of friendship or diplomatic relationship. The winner took a stand, but it only resulted in a gaping chasm between him and his opponents. This card also focuses on a “no-win” situation because it doesn’t matter who “wins” there are heavy losses on both sides. It’s about a battle in which there are no winners — by the time someone had triumphed, it was over anyway. There may ‘officially’ be a winner and a loser… but from an objective standpoint, it seems that everyone lost.
My dear readers, I wish that you understand that sometimes it is better not to fight, not to follow an expansionist paradigm, because he who knows when to fight, and when not to fight, shall be victorious. If you are still a believer of expansionism, then the only expansion you should focus on is spiritual expansion, for then you shall be one with the universal consciousness and the whole universe shall be yours
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. Sun Tzu