Once upon a time, in a faraway land there was a great shogun, named Shogunal. He had a reputation for being just, wise and fair. He was the leader of a large and powerful army, and his subjects lived in peace and comfort under his rule.
But there was one problem: Shogunal’s army was too successful. They had conquered all the lands around them, and as a result, had become too powerful and influential. This made the other rulers in the region jealous and fearful. They plotted to overthrow Shogunal and take his kingdom for themselves.
One day, Shogunal received a message from his generals. They had heard of a plan to invade his kingdom and wanted him to prepare his forces for battle. But Shogunal was a wise ruler and knew that the best way to protect his kingdom was not through war, but through diplomacy.
He sent word to all of the neighboring rulers, offering a peaceful solution to the conflict. He proposed that each of the kingdoms send an envoy to his court in order to negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement. After much deliberation and debate, a compromise was reached. All of the kingdoms would work together to ensure peace in the region, and Shogunal would keep his kingdom safe.
Shogunal had proven his wisdom and foresight by averting war and ensuring peace in the region. He was praised by all of his subjects as a just and wise ruler.
The moral of the story is that wisdom and patience are often the best way to solve a problem. Conflict can often be avoided by finding a way to reach a peaceful resolution, rather than resorting to war. The story of Shogunal illustrates this very well.