During a momentous battle, a Japanese
general decided to attack even though his army
was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they
would win, but his men were filled with doubt.
On the way to the battle, they stopped at a religious
shrine. After praying with the men, the general
took out a coin and said, "I shall now toss
this coin. If it is heads, we shall win. If tails,
we shall lose. Destiny will now reveal itself."
He threw the coin into the air and
all watched intently as it landed. It was heads.
The soldiers were so overjoyed and filled with
confidence that they vigorously attacked the enemy
and were victorious. After the battle, a lieutenant
remarked to the general, "No one can change
"Quite right," the general
replied as he showed the lieu tenant the coin,
which had heads on both sides.