Zen Talk: A Buddha Quote on the Nature of Victory

“Though one defeats a million men in battle, one who overcomes the self alone is in fact the highest victor.”

What do you think of this saying by Buddha? I think it’s meaning is fairly straightforward, but how do you react to the statement?

We must conquer and understand ourselves if we hope to have the spoils worth having (enlightenment/nirvana), which are far more valuable than the glory and victory of war. Does that about sum it up?

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