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Mouzi lihuo lun. (J. Boshi riwakuron; K. Moja ihok non 牟子理惑論). In Chinese, "Treatise on the Resolution of Doubts," or "Treatise on the Disposition of Error"; the earliest extant Buddhist treatise written by a Chinese convert; often known by its abbreviated eponymous title, the Mouzi. The text is attributed to a Chinese Buddhist layman, MOUZI, who is claimed to have hailed from the south of China. The text is a polemical Buddhist defense of the faith, which responds to criticisms of Buddhism by rival religions in China. The text consists of a eulogistic preface, thirty-eight short dialogues between Mouzi and unnamed critic(s) of Buddhism, and a brief conclusion, in which the antagonist finally acquiesces to the rectitude of Buddhist positions. Stylistically, the work is written in Confucian commentarial form, thus making more palatable its putatively subversive idea, viz., that adherence to Buddhism is completely compatible with being a righteous and filial Chinese. Typically, criticisms deriving from Confucian beliefs are refuted using references from the Laozi and Zhuangzi, while Daoist criticisms are refuted with astute readings of both Daoist and Confucian texts. The Mouzi was thus successful not simply because it refuted the critiques of rival religions; in addition, by demonstrating the inherent inaccuracy and speciousness of their positions, the treatise was also able to prove the veracity, if not the superiority, of Buddhism itself. In one of the dialogues that argues that filiality is found not only in Confucianism but in Buddhism as well, the Mouzi compares the Buddhist monk to a son who saves his father from drowning by grabbing him and lifting him upside down back into the boat. Although the inelegant manner in which the son grabbed his father may initially seem disrespectful, since it saves his parent from drowning, the act would be acceptable even according to Confucius himself, who insisted that exigent circumstances justified adaptable demonstrations of filial piety. Similarly, the behavior of a Buddhist monk who leaves the home life may in fact be filial, even though initially it may not appear to be so. In another section, the Mouzi substantiates the filiality of Buddhism by pointing out that, since the Buddha protected his parents sUDDHODANA and MĀYĀ by showing them the path to their salvation, practicing Buddhism was indeed filial. In another dialogue concerning criticisms of the Buddhist teaching of rebirth, the Mouzi compares the spirit that is reborn to the seeds of a plant, which can grow into new plants even after the leaves and roots (viz., the physical body) have died. The composition date of the Mouzi has proven to be an intractable problem. Its preface claims that the text was written in the second century CE, although current scholarly estimates of its date range from the second quarter of the third century through the fourth or even early fifth century. More likely, the text developed over time, with many accretions. The text was included in the (nonextant) Fa lun ("Collection on the Dharma"), compiled by Lu Cheng (425-494) around 465, which would be the terminus ad quem for its composition. The text that is extant today is the recension appearing in SENGYOU's (445-518) HONGMING JI ("Collection on the Propagation and Clarification [of Buddhism]"), the important anthology of Buddhist apologetics, compiled c. 515-518. Although some earlier scholars have questioned the authenticity of the text, it is now generally accepted to be in fact one of the earliest extant sources from the incipiency of indigenous Chinese Buddhism.

San lun xuanyi. (J. Sanron gengi; K. Sam non hyonŭi 三論玄義). In Chinese, "Profound Meaning of the Three Treatises," composed by the monk JIZANG sometime around 597. Although the title mentions the so-called "three treatises" (see SAN LUN ZONG), the San lun xuanyi is actually a commentary on four influential texts, namely the Zhong lun (cf. S. MuLAMADHYAMAKAKĀRIKĀ), BAI LUN (S. *sATAsĀSTRA), SHI'ERMEN LUN (S. *Dvādasamukhasāstra), and DAZHIDU LUN (*MahāprajNāpāramitāsastra). The San lun xuanyi systematically presents the teachings of NĀGĀRJUNA and provides a succinct explanation of the notion of emptiness (suNYATĀ). Jizang's treatise consists of two main sections, which he terms the destruction of heresies and the elucidation of truth. His first section discusses the non-Buddhist teachings of India and the traditions of Zhuangzi, Laozi, and the Zhouyi in China. He also condemns ABHIDHARMA as HĪNAYĀNA teachings, the *TATTVASIDDHI as provisional MAHĀYĀNA, and the teachings of the five periods (see WUSHI BAJIAO) as a misleading attachment to MAHĀYĀNA. In the second section, Jizang explains the appearance of Nāgārjuna and the teachings of the Zhong lun, Bai lun, Shi'ermen lun, and Dazhidu lun. Jizang's explanations rely heavily upon the notion of the two truths (SATYADVAYA).

Sengzhao. (J. Sojo; K. Sŭngjo 僧肇) (374-414). Influential early Chinese monk and exegete, whose writings helped to popularize the works of the MADHYAMAKA school in China. Sengzhao is said to have been born into an improverished family but was able to support himself by working as a copyist. Thanks to his trade, he was able to read through much of traditional Chinese literature and philosophy, including such Daoist classics as the Zhuangzi and Laozi, and is said to have resolved to become a monk after reading the VIMALAKĪRTINIRDEsA. He later became a disciple of KUMĀRAJĪVA and served as the Chinese-language stylist for Kumārajīva's translations. After Yao Xing (r. 394-416) of the Latter Qin dynasty (384-417) destroyed the state of Liang in 401, Sengzhao followed his teacher to Chang'an, where he and his colleague Sengrui (352-436) were appointed as two of the main assistants in Kumārajīva's translation bureau there. Yao Xing ordered them to elucidate the scriptures Kumārajīva had translated, so Sengzhao subsequently wrote his BORE WUZHI LUN to explicate the PANCAVIMsATISĀHASRIKĀPRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀSuTRA that Kumārajīva and his team had translated in 404. This and other influential treatises by Sengzhao were later compiled together as the ZHAO LUN. Sengzhao's treatises and his commentary on the Vimalakīrtinirdesa played a crucial role in the development of MAHĀYĀNA thought in China. Sengzhao is treated retrospectively as a vaunt courier in the SAN LUN ZONG, the Chinese analogue of the Madhyamaka school, which was formally established some two centuries later by JIZANG (549-623). The influential BAOZANG LUN is also attributed to Sengzhao, although that treatise is probably a later work of the early CHAN tradition.

Taoism ::: A group of Chinese religious and philosophical traditions. Philosophical Taoism emphasizes various themes found in the Daodejing and Zhuangzi such as "nonaction" (wu wei), emptiness, detachment, receptiveness, spontaneity, the strength of softness, the relativism of human values, and the search for a long life. Religious Taoism is not clearly separated from philosophy, but incorporates a number of supernatural beliefs in gods, ghosts, ancestral spirits, and practices such as Taoist alchemy and qigong.

wuwei. (J. mui; K. muwi 無爲). In Chinese, lit., "nonaction," "effortless action," in later contexts "uncompounded"; a key term that appears in early Chinese classics such as the Lunyu ("Analects of Confucius"), the Daode jing ("The Way and Its Power"), and the Zhuangzi. "Nonaction" suggests action that takes place naturally or without artifice; thus variously interpreted as "effortless action," "unattached action," etc. Nonaction thus refers to the ideal mode of behavior for a sage, in which the sage "does nothing and yet there is nothing not done" (wuwei er wu buwei). Rather than acting by fiat, the sage acts by establishing a "sympathetic resonance" (GANYING) with the natural movements of heaven, which brings everything naturally to perfection, just as a tree grows naturally without making any effort to grow. The term is frequently used in indigenous Chinese texts in the context of good governance, where wuwei thus refers to the ultimate type of "soft power": by "practicing nonaction," a ruler creates an appropriate environment in which "the people are able to look after themselves" (Daode jing, chapter 49); he does not impose his point of view but instead allows common cause with his constituency to develop naturally. In certain Chinese contexts, wuwei could also connote something that was "unproduced," and the early Chinese Buddhists drew on this connotation to translate the seminal Sanskrit term NIRVĀnA and nirvāna's putative "inactivity"; this misleading translation was eventually abandoned in favor of the phonetic transcription niepan. The Buddhists did however retain the term wuwei in this denotation to translate the concept of "uncompounded" or "unconditioned" factors (ASAMSKṚTADHARMA), such as nirvāna and in some schools space (ĀKĀsA), which are not conditioned (SAMSKṚTA) and are thus not subject to the inevitable impermanence (ANITYA) to which all conditioned dharmas are subject.

wuxin. (J. mushin; K. musim 無心). In Chinese, lit. "no-mind." The term wuxin appears in the Chinese classic the Zhuangzi and was adapted by the early Chinese Buddhists exegetes of PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ literature as a gloss on the Madhyamaka notion of suNYATĀ or "emptiness." These exegetes were collectively known as the "school of the nonexistence of mind" (xinwu zong) and belonged to the larger tradition known as "Dark Learning" (XUANXUE). In later Buddhist treatises, most notably those belonging to the CHAN tradition, "no-mind" came to refer ambiguously either to a state in which all mental activity had ceased or one in which the mind was free of all discrimination, making it effectively equivalent to nonconceptualization (see NIsPRAPANCA). In this latter sense, the term is closely synonymous with "no-thought" (WUNIAN). See also WUXIN LUN.

Xuanxue. (J. Gengaku; K. Hyonhak 玄學). In Chinese, "Dark Learning," or "Profound Learning"; a Chinese philosophical movement of the third through sixth centuries CE, which provided a fertile intellectual ground for the emergence of early Chinese forms of Buddhism. It is sometimes known as "Neo-Daoism," although the target audience of Xuanxue literati was fellow elite rather than adherents of the new schools of religious Daoism that were then developing in China. The social and political upheaval that accompanied the fall of the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) prompted many Chinese intellectuals to question the traditional foundations of Chinese thought and society and opened them to alternative worldviews. Buddhism, which was just then beginning to filter into Chinese territories, found a receptive audience among these groups of thinkers. Xuanxue scholars critiqued and reinterpreted the normative Chinese teachings of Confucianism by drawing on the so-called "three dark [treatises]" (sanxuan), i.e., the Yijing ("Book of Changes"), Daode jing ("The Way and Its Power"), and the Zhuangzi. Xuanxue designates a broad intellectual trend that sought a new way of understanding the "way" (DAO). Xuanxue philosophers explored the ontological grounding of the changing and diverse world of "being" (C. you) on a permanent and indivisible substratum called "nothingness" or "non-being" (C. WU). Xuanxue thinkers such as Wang Bi (226-249), who is regarded as the founder of the movement, and Guo Xiang (d. 312), who is often considered to represent its apex, explored how this ontological stratum of nothingness still was able to produce the world of being in all its diversity. This process was clarified by adopting the mainstream Chinese philosophical bifurcations between (1) the ineffable "substance" or "essence" (TI) of things and the ways in which that substance "functions" (YONG) in the phenomenal world; and (2) the "patterns" or "principles" (LI) that underlie all things and their phenomenal manifestations (SHI). These distinctions between ti/yong and li/shi proved to be extremely influential in subsequent Chinese Buddhist exegesis. Also according to Xuanxue interpretation, the sage (shengren) is one who understands this association between being and nothingness but realizes that their relationship is fundamentally inexpressible; nevertheless, in order to make it intelligible to others, he feels "compelled" to describe it verbally. This emphasis on the inadequacy of language resonated with Buddhist treatments of the ineffability of spiritual experience and the necessity to deploy verbal stratagems (UPĀYA) in order to make that experience intelligible to others. The sage was able to manifest his understanding in the phenomenal world not by conscious intent but as an automatic "response" (ying) to "stimuli" (gan); early Chinese Buddhist thinkers deploy the compound "stimulus and response" (GANYING) to explain the Buddhist concepts of action (KARMAN) and of grace (i.e., the "response" of a buddha or BODHISATTVA to a supplicant's invocation, or "stimulus"). Xuanxue thinkers also began to explore parallels between their ideas of "nonbeing" (wu) and the notion of emptiness (suNYATĀ) in the PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ corpus, which was just then being translated into Chinese. Xuanxue exegesis has often been described in the scholarly literature as a "matching concepts" (GEYI) style of interpretation, where Buddhist concepts were elucidated by drawing on indigenous Chinese philosophical terminology, though this interpretation of geyi has recently been called into question. Although Xuanxue vanished as a philosophical movement by the early sixth century, its influence was profound on several pioneering Chinese Buddhist thinkers, including ZHI DUN (314-366) and SENGZHAO (374-414), and on such early philosophical schools of Chinese Buddhism as the SAN LUN ZONG and DI LUN ZONG, and eventually on the TIANTAI ZONG and HUAYAN ZONG of the mature Chinese tradition.



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1:Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious." ~ Zhuangzi,
2:The right way to go easy is to forget the right way...." ~ Zhuangzi,
3:To be truly ignorant, be content with your own knowledge." ~ Zhuangzi,
4:Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?" ~ Zhuangzi,
5:Our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away." ~ Zhuangzi,
6:Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home." ~ Zhuangzi,
7:True depth of understanding is wide and steady. Shallow understanding is lazy and wandering." ~ Zhuangzi,
8:Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate." ~ Zhuangzi,
9:We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. ~ Zhuangzi,
10:Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. ~ Zhuangzi, [T5],
11:To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders." ~ Zhuang Zhou, an influential Chinese Taoist, lived around the 4th century BC. credited with writing—in part or in whole—a work known by his name, the "Zhuangzi," Wikipedia.,
12:When the heart is right, 'for' and 'against' are forgotten." ~ Zhuang Zhou, an influential Chinese Taoist, lived around the 4th century BC. credited with writing—in part or in whole—a work known by his name, the "Zhuangzi," Wikipedia.,
13:When the heart is right 'for' and 'against' are forgotten." ~ Zhuang Zhou, influential Chinese philosopher, lived around the 4th century BC, credited with writing—in part or in whole—a work known by his name, the Zhuangzi, one of the foundational texts of Taoism, Wikipedia,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Each one's destiny cannot be altered. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
2:The sound of water says what I think. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
3:The true man breathes with his heels. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
4:Words of wisdom are precise and clear ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
5:To have a human form is a joyful thing. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
6:Inspirational, Philosophy, Philosophical ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
7:The creature born is the creature dying. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
8:The ultimate happiness is doing nothing. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
9:There is no bandit so powerful as Nature. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
10:You are still guided by your expectations. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
11:To examine oneself makes good use of sight. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
12:Happiness, Doing Nothing, Ultimate Happiness ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
13:If the Way is made clear, it is not the Way. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
14:Life is finite, While knowledge is infinite. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
15:Shallow understanding is lazy and wandering, ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
16:The World is Large - Its beauty indescrible. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
17:The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
18:A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
19:True depth of understanding is wide and steady, ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
20:A man who knows he is a fool is not a great fool. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
21:Birth is not the beginning, Death is not the end. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
22:In the whole universe there is no escape from it. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
23:Those who realise their folly are not true fools. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
24:Luck implies an absolute absence of any principle. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
25:The men of old breathed clear down to their heels. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
26:Silence, and non action are the root of all things. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
27:Sound intelligence promises victory in every battle. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
28:The right way to go easy is to forget the right way. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
29:Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
30:Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
31:A sage steers by the bright light of confusion and doubt. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
32:Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
33:To be truly ignorant, be content with your own knowledge. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
34:Good order results spontaneously when things are let alone ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
35:He who regards all things as one is a companion of Nature. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
36:Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
37:When the heart is right, "for" and "against" are forgotten. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
38:The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sage steers by. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
39:We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
40:Everything has what is innate,everything has what is necessary. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
41:He who knows the activities of Nature lives according to Nature. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
42:Heaven is like an egg, and the earth is like the yolk of the egg. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
43:The space under the sky is occupied by all things in their unity. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
44:When deeds and words are in accord, the whole world is transformed. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
45:He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
46:Verily God does not reward man for what he does, but for what he is. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
47:The tao is made because we walk it,things become what they are called. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
48:Understanding that rests in what it does not understand is the finest. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
49:Why don’t you try wandering with me to the Palace of Not-Even-Anything ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
50:Take care of your body, then the rest will automatically become stronger. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
51:The greatest tragedy that can befall a person is the atrophy of his mind. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
52:When you are identified with the One, all things will be complete to you. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
53:A petty thief is put in jail. A great brigand becomes a ruler of a Nation. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
54:My opinion is that you never find happiness until you stop looking for it. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
55:Where is that man who has forgotten words that I may have a word with him? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
56:Great knowledge sees all in one. Small knowledge breaks down into the many. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
57:Am I a human dreaming I am a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming I am a human? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
58:Breathing control gives man strength, vitality, inspiration, and magic powers. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
59:That knowledge which stops at what it does not know, is the highest knowledge. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
60:It is only when the formed learns from the unformed that there is understanding. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
61:The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
62:Are you and I perchance caught up in a dream from which we have not yet awakened? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
63:The Way is to man as rivers and lakes are to fish, the natural condition of life. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
64:If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
65:Where can I find a man who has forgotten words, so I can have a few words with him? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
66:Your preciousness lies in your essence; it cannot be lost by anything that happens. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
67:All the fish needs is to get lost in the water. All man needs is to get lost in Tao. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
68:Great understanding is broad and unhurried; little understanding is cramped and busy ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
69:Fish live in water. Men die in it.Nature is diverse, and not all tastes are the same. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
70:Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
71:If one is true to one's inner self, and follows its wisdom, who is without a teacher? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
72:For we can only know that we know nothing, and a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
73:All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
74:Words exist because of meaning; once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
75:To go outside what your charge was, and to try to solve everything yourself, is dangerous. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
76:I am going to try speaking some reckless words, and I want you to try to listen recklessly. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
77:Heaven does without doing through its purity, Earth does without doing through its calmness. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
78:Never admire a man by his strength; judge him in how he uses it- A way is made by walking it ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
79:... the ten thousand things belong to one storehouse and life and death share the same body. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
80:Let everything be allowed to do what it naturally does, so that its nature will be satisfied. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
81:Cherish that which is in you and shut out that which is without, for much knowledge is a curse. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
82:I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
83:The interaction of the positive and the negative principles, which produces the visible universe. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
84:Tao is the source of both fullness and emptiness. But it is itself neither fullness nor emptiness. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
85:The fish trap exists because of the fish: once you have gotten the meanings, you can forget the words. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
86:Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
87:There is a beginning. There is no beginning of that beginning ... There is something. There is nothing. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
88:The enlightened attention rejects nothing nor welcomes anything-like a mirror it responds equally to all. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
89:When affirmation and negation came into being, Tao faded. After Tao faded, then came one-sided attachments. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
90:A battering ram can knock down a city wall, but it cannot stop a hole. Different things have different uses. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
91:Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty and waits on all things. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
92:Great knowledge is universal. Small knowledge is limited. Great words are inspiring; small words are chatter. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
93:He who knows he is a fool is not the biggest fool; He who knows he is confused is not in the worst confusion. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
94:Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
95:Men of this world all rejoice in others being like themselves, and object to others not being like themselves. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
96:Either in conflict with others or in harmony with them, we go through life like a runaway horse, unable to stop. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
97:The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
98:The man who has some respect for his person keeps his carcass out of sight, hides himself as perfectly as he can. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
99:When people do not ignore what they should ignore, but ignore what they should not ignore, this is known as ignorance. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
100:Ad Reinhardt, Barbara Rose (1991). “Art-as-art: The Selected Writings of Ad Reinhardt”, p.205, Univ of California Press ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
101:I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
102:If you have grasped the purpose of life there is no point in trying to make life into something it is not or cannot be. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
103:The little child learns to speak, though it has no learned teachers - because it lives with those who know how to speak. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
104:Do not struggle. Go with the flow of things, and you will find yourself at one with the mysterious unity of the Universe. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
105:Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
106:The true man of the past waited upon Heaven when dealing with people and did not wait upon people when dealing with Heaven. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
107:The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
108:Transmit the established facts; do not transmit words of exaggeration. If you do that, you will probably come out all right. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
109:Do not let the artificial obliterate the natural; do not let will obliterate destiny; do not let virtue be sacrificed to fame. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
110:Running around accusing others is not as good as laughing. And enjoying a good laugh is not as good as going along with things. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
111:Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
112:To have attained to the human form is a source of joy... What an incomparable bliss it is to undergo these countless transitions. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
113:Birth is not a beginning; death is not an end. There is existence without limitation; there is continuity without a starting point. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
114:The whole world is incapable of judging either right or wrong. but it is certain that actionless action can judge both right and wrong. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
115:Your mind must become one, do not try to understand with your ears but with your heart. Indeed, not with your heart but with your soul. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
116:The living all find death unpleasant; men mourn over it. And yet, what is death, but the unbending of the bow and its return to its case? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
117:If you have insight, you use your inner eye, your inner ear, to pierce to the heart of things, and have no need of intellectual knowledge. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
118:And how do I know that the hate of death is not like a man who has lost his home when young and does not know where his home is to return to? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
119:There is danger for the eye in seeing too clearly, danger for the ear in hearing too sharply and danger to the heart from caring too greatly. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
120:Only fools imagine they are already awake. How clearly they understand everything! How easily they distinguish this deception from that reality! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
121:Men do not mirror themselves in running water - they mirror themselves in still water. Only what is still can still the stillness of other things. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
122:You cannot speak of ocean to a well-frog, the creature of a narrower sphere. You cannot speak of ice to a summer insect, the creature of a season. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
123:By ethical argument and moral principle the greatest crimes are eventually shown to have been necessary, and, in fact, a signal benefit to mankind. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
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125:Those who follow the Tao are of clear mind. They do not load their mind with anxieties and are flexible in their adjustment to external conditions. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
126:Can a man cling to the positive without any negative in contrast to which it is seen to be positive? If he claims to do so he is a rouge or a madman. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
127:Tao is beyond words and beyond things. It is not expressed either in word or in silence. Where there is no longer word or silence Tao is apprehended. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
128:Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
129:Good fortune is as light as a feather, but nobody knows how to pick it up. Misfortune is as heavy as earth, but nobody knows how to stay out of it's way. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
130:We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
131:All men know the use of the useful, but nobody knows the use of the useless. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so that I can have a word with him? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
132:People value that part of knowledge which is known. They do not know how to avail themselves of the Unknown in order to reach knowledge. Is this not misguided? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
133:The sage embraces things. Ordinary men discriminate amongst them and parade their discriminations before others. So I say; those who discriminate, fail to see. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
134:The knowledge of the ancients reached the highest point-the time before anything existed. This is the highest point. It is exhaustive. There is no adding to it. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
135:Only the intelligent knows how to identify all things as one. . . . When one is at ease with himself, one is near Tao. This is to let Nature take its own course. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
136:If you wish to care for your body, first of all take care of material things, though even when you have all the things you want, the body can still be uncared for ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
137:Human life is limited, but knowledge is limitless. To drive the limited in pursuit of the limitless is fatal; and to presume that one really knows is fatal indeed! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
138:The effect of life in society is to complicate and confuse our existence, making us forget who we really are by causing us to become obsessed with what we are not. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
139:To exercise no-thought and rest in nothing is the first step toward resting in Tao. To start from nowhere and follow no road is the first step toward attaining Tao. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
140:Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. Continue easy and you are right. The right way to go easy is to forget the right way, and forget that the going is easy. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
141:The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
142:The Tao has no place for pettiness, and nor has Virtue. Pettiness is dangerous to Virtue; pettiness is dangerous to the Tao. It is said, rectify yourself and be done. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
143:How do I know that loving life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death I am not like a man who, having left home in his youth, has forgotten the way back? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
144:Look at this window: it is nothing but a hole in the wall, but because of it the whole room is full of light. So when the faculties are empty, the heart is full of light. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
145:Once I dreamed I was a butterfly, and now I no longer know whether I am Chuang Tzu, who dreamed I was a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang Tzu. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
146:When an archer shoots for enjoyment, he has all his skill; when he shoots for a brass buckle, he gets nervous; when he shoots for a prize of gold, he begins to see two targets. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
147:There are no greater adversaries than yin and yang, because nothing in Heaven or on Earth escapes them. But it is not yin and yang that do this, it is your heart that makes it so. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
148:When I talk about having good hearing, I don't mean just listening, but listening to yourself. When I talk about good eyesight, I don't mean just looking, but looking at yourself. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
149:To be constant is to be useful. To be useful is to realize one's true nature. Realization of one's true nature is happiness. When one reaches happiness, one is close to perfection. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
150:Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views-then the world will be governed. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
151:If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
152:The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The hearing of the understanding is another. But the hearing of the spirit is not limited to any one faculty to the ear, or to the mind. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
153:The one-legged creature is envious of the millipede; the millipede is envious of the snake; the snake is envious of the wind; the wind is envious of the eye; the eye is envious of the heart. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
154:Horses have hoofs to carry them over frost and snow; hair, to protect them from wind and cold. They eat grass and drink water, and fling up their heels... . Such is the real nature of horses. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
155:Being is thoughtless-beyond and beneath all categories of thought. Expression is the realization of creative thought. Being is still; expression, moving. But then if I do not strive, who will? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
156:When there is no more separation between &
157:My most interesting memory is of my first real dream. I was a caterpillar, wriggling around in the earth, just the way a caterpillar would. Following my caterpillar whims, completely unaware of anyone. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
158:Thus, those who say they would have right without its correlate, wrong; or good government without its correlate, misrule, do not apprehend the great principles of the universe, nor the nature of all creation. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
159:During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
160:One whose inner being is fixed upon such greatness emits a Heavenly glow. Even though he has this Heavenly glow, others will see him as just a man. Someone who has reached this point will begin to be consistent. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
161:But you now, you wear your soul on your sleeve, exhausting your energy, propping yourself up on a tree, mumbling, or bent over your desk, asleep. Heaven gives you a form and you wear it out by pointless argument. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
162:When you're dreaming, you don't know it's a dream. You might even interpret a dream in your dream - and then wake up and realize it was all a dream. Perhaps a great awakening will reveal this to be a dream as well. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
163:Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only &
164:He who does his work like a machine grows a heart like a machine and he who carries the heart of a machine in his breast loses his simplicity. He who has lost his simplicity becomes unsure in the strivings of his soul. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
165:If we look on heaven and earth as a single crucible, and on the creator as the founder, would there be any place I could not go? When it is time, I will fall asleep, and when the right time comes, I will wake up again. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
166:Water becomes clear and transparent when in a quiescent stage. How much the more wonderful will be the mind of a sage when poised in quiescence! It is the mirror of heaven and earth, reflecting the ten thousand things. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
167:Compare birth with death, compare death with life; compare what is possible with what is not possible and compare what is not possible with what is possible; because there is, there is not, and because there is not, there is. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
168:To regard the fundamental as the essence, to regard things as coarse, to regard accumulation as deficiency, and to dwell quietly alone with the spiritual and the intelligent - herein lie the techniques of Tao of the ancients. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
169:Study is to study what cannot be studied. Undertaking means undertaking what cannot be undertaken. Philosophizing is to philosophize about what cannot be philosophized about. Knowing that knowing is unknowable is true perfection. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
170:Now, when ordinary people attempt to find happiness, I am not sure whether the happiness is really happiness or not. I study what ordinary people do to find happiness, what they struggle for, rushing about apparently unable to stop. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
171:So if loss of what gives happiness causes you distress when it fades, you can now understand that such happiness is worthless. It is said, those who lose themselves in their desire for things also lose their innate nature by being vulgar. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
172:The Portal of God is nonexistence. All things sprang from nonexistence. Existence could not make existence existence. It must have proceeded from nonexistence, and nonexistence and nothing are one. Herein is the abiding place of the sage. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
173:Heaven is in everything: follow the light, hide in the cloudiness and begin in what is. Do this and your understanding will be like not understanding and your wisdom will be like not being wise. By not being wise you will become wise later. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
174:For all people strive to grasp what they do not know, while none strive to grasp what they already know; and all strive to discredit what they do not excel in, while none strive to discredit what they do excel in. This is why there is chaos. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
175:Hence it demands the emptiness of all the faculties. And when the faculties are empty, then the whole being listens. There is then a direct grasp of what is right there before you that can never be heard with the ear or understood with the mind. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
176:Right is not right; so is not so. If right were really right it would differ so clearly from not right that there would be no need for argument. If so were really so, it would differ so clearly from not so that there would be no need for argument. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
177:Calculate what man knows and it cannot compare to what he doesn't know. Calculate the time he is alive and it cannot compare to the time before he was born. Yet man takes something so small and tries to exhaust the dimensions of something so large! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
178:In an archery contest, when the stakes are earthenware tiles a contestant shoots with skill. When the stakes are belt buckles he becomes hesitant, and if the stakes are pure gold he becomes nervous and confused. There is no difference as to his skil. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
179:Big? Sure. But, he can't catch mice! So for your big tree. No use? Then plant it in the wasteland - in emptiness. Walk idly around it and rest under it's shadow. No axe or saw prepares its end. No one will ever cut it down. Useless? You should worry!. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
180:When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten. When the belt fits, the belly is forgotten. When the heart is right, "for" and "against" are forgotten. No drives, no compulsions, no needs, no attractions: Then your affairs are under control. You are a free man. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
181:The saying goes, &
182:True men" ... are strong willed, have dignity in their demeanor, serenity in their expression. They are cool like autumn, warm like spring. Their passions arise like the four seasons, in harmony with the ten thousand creatures, and no one knows their limits. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
183:The sage has the sun and moon by his side and the universe under his arm. He blends everything into a harmonious whole. . . . He blends the disparities of ten thousand years into one complete purity. All things are blended like this and mutually involve each other. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
184:We possess our body by chance and we are already pleased with it. If our physical bodies went through ten thousand transformations without end, how incomparable would this joy be! Therefore the sage roams freely in the realm in which nothing can escape, but all endures. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
185:All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten. The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
186:The fact is that those who do not see themselves but who see others, who fail to grasp of themselves but who grasp others, take possession of what others have but fail to possess themselves. they are attracted to what others enjoy but fail to find enjoyment in themselves. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
187:Man may rest in the eternal fitness; he may abide in the everlasting; and roam from the beginning to the end of all creation. He may bring his nature to a condition of ONE, he may nourish his strength; he may harmonise his virtue, and so put himself into partnership with God. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
188:Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know. Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite. Wander where there is no path. Be all that heaven gave you, but act as though you have received nothing. Be empty, that is all. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
189:The Tao is in all things, in their divisions and their fullness. What I dislike about divisions is that they multiply, and what i dislike about multiplication is that it makes people want to hold fast to it. So people go out and forget to return, seeing little more than ghosts. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
190:Although things seem to be sometimes going up and sometimes descending, sometimes slipping away, nevertheless there is a reality, the same today as in the past. It does not change, for nothing can affect it. Could we not say it is one great harmony? So why shouldn't we ask about it. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
191:I was given life because it was my time, and now I take leave of it according to the same law. Content with the natural sequence of these events, I am touched neither by joy nor by grief. I am simply hanging in the air ... incapable of freeing myself, tied by the threads of things. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
192:My description of wisdom has nothing to do with benevolence and righteousness, it is to do with being wise in one's own virtue, nothing more. My description of being has nothing to do with benevolence and righteousness, it is that one should be led by one's innate nature, nothing more. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
193:There may be difficulty at the moment, but I will not lose the Virtue that I possess. It is when the ice and snow are on them that we see the strength of the cypress and the pine. I am grateful for this trouble around me, because it gives me an opportunity to realize how fortunate I am. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
194:Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman – how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
195:The hundred parts of the body are all complete in their places. Which should one prefer? Do you like them all equally? Are they all servants? Are they unable to control one another and need a ruler? Or do they become rulers and servants in turn? Is there any true ruler other than themselves? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
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197:Heaven cannot but be high. Earth cannot but be broad. The sun and moon cannot but revolve. All creation cannot but flourish. To do so is their TAO. But it is not from extensive study that this may be known, nor by dialectical skill that his may be made clear. The true sage will have none of these. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
198:If there is existence, there must be non-existence. And if there was a time when nothing existed, there must have been a time before that - when even nothing did not exist. Suddenly, when nothing came into existence, could one really say whether it belonged to the category of existence or non-existence? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
199:Who knows when the end is reached? Death may be the beginning of life. How do I know that love of life is not a delusion after all? How do I know that he who dreads to die is as a child who has lost the way and cannot find his way home? How do I know that the dead repent of having previously clung to life? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
200:Beneath multiple specific and individual distinctions, beneath innumerable and incessant transformations, at the bottom of the circular evolution without beginning or end, there hides a law, a unique nature participated in by all beings, in which this common participation produces a ground of common harmony. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
201:The baby looks at things all day without winking; that is because his eyes are not focused on any particular object. He goes without knowing where he is going, and stops without knowing what he is doing. He merges himself within the surroundings and moves along with it. These are the principles of mental hygiene. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
202:The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
203:Make your will one! Don't listen with your ears, listen with your mind. No, don't listen with your mind, but listen with your spirit. Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty- and waits on all things. The Way gathers in emptiness alone. Emptiness is the fasting of the mind. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
204:The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied. It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved, not because he wills to be quiet. . . . Joy does all things without concern. For emptiness, stillness, tranquillity, tastelessness, silence, and non-action are the root of all things. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
205:There is a saying that Heaven is internal, humanity external and Virtue comes from the Heavenly. Know Heaven and humanity's actions, root yourself in Heaven and follow Virture.Then you can bend, stretch, rush forward or hold back, because you will always return to the core and it will be said you have achieved the supreme. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
206:The love of a Sage for his fellows likewise finds expression amongst mankind. Were he not told sop, he would not know that he loved his fellows. But whether he knows it or whether he does not know it, whether he hears it or whether he does not hear it, his love for his is without end, and mankind cease not to repose therein. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
207:The raven hatches its young; the fish spew forth their eggs; the slim-waisted wasp transforms, and when a younger brother comes along the elder brother weeps. For too long I have not been able to work in harmony with these changes. So, given that I did not play my part in harmony with others, how could I expect to change people? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
208:Paraphrased: When Chuang Tzu was about to die, his disciples began planning a splendid funeral. However some disciples expressed concern that given a particular arrangement, birds and kites would eat his remains. Chuang Tzu replied, "Well, above ground I shall be eaten by crows and kites, below it by ants and worms. What do you have against birds? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
209:In a river mist, if another boat knocks against yours, you might yell at the other fellow to stay clear. But if you notice then, that it's an empty boat, adrift with nobody aboard, you stop yelling. When you discover that all the others are drifting boats, there's no one to yell at. And when you find out you are an empty boat, there's no one to yell. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
210:Joy, anger, sorrow, happiness, find no place in that man's breast; for to him all creation is ONE. And all things being thus united in ONE, his body and limbs are but as dust of the earth, and life and death, beginning, and end, are but as night and day, and cannot destroy his peace. How much less such trifles as gain or loss, misfortune or good fortune? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
211:People live their lives, constantly surrounded by anxiety. if they live long before dying, they end up in senility, worn out by concerns: a terrible fate! The body is treated in a very harsh fashion. Courageous men are seen by everyone under Heaven as worthy, but this doesn't preserve them from death. I am not sure I know whether this is sensible or not. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
212:The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
213:When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets - He is out of his mind! His skill has not changed. But the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting- And the need to win drains him of power. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
214:If you persist in trying to attain what is never attained (It is Tao's gift), if you persist in making effort to obtain what effort cannot get, if you persist in reasoning about what cannot be understood, you will be destroyed by the very thing you seek. To know when to stop, to know when you can get no further by your own action, this is the right beginning! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
215:Once Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Chuang Chou. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakeable Chuang Chou. But he didn't know if he was Chuang Chou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Chuang Chou. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
216:I cannot tell if what the world considers ‘happiness’ is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general onrush of the human herd, unable to stop themselves or to change their direction. All the while they claim to be just on the point of attaining happiness. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
217:If you want to nourish a bird, you should let it live any way it chooses. Creatures differ because they have different likes and dislikes. Therefore the sages never require the same ability from all creatures. . . concepts of right should be founded on what is suitable. The true saint leaves wisdom to the ants, takes a cue from the fishes, and leaves willfulness to the sheep. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
218:Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
219:An archer competing for a clay vessel shoots effortlessly, his or her skill and concentration unimpeded. If the prize is changed to a brass ornament, the hands begin to shake. If it is changed to gold, he or she squints as if going blind. The abilities do not deteriorate, but belief in them does, as he or she allows the supposed value of an external reward to cloud the vision. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
220:The bait is the means to get the fish where you want it, catch the fish and you forget the bait. The snare is the means to get the rabbit where you want it, catch the rabbit and forget the snare. Words are the means to get the idea where you want it, catch on to the idea and you forget about the words. Where shall I find a man who forgets about words, and have a word with him? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
221:He who dreams ... does not know he is dreaming... . Only when he awakens does he know he has dreamt. But there is also the great awakening (ta-chiao), and then we see that [everything] here is nothing but a great dream. Of course, the fools believe that they are already awake-what foolishness! Confucius and you, both of you, are dreams; and I, who tell you this, am also a dream. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
222:The purpose of a fish trap is to catch fish, and when the fish are caught the trap is forgotten. The purpose of a rabbit snare is to catch rabbits. When the rabbits are caught, the snare is forgotten. The purpose of the word is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
223:When I look at what the world does and where people nowadays believe they can find happiness, I am not sure that that is true happiness. The happiness of these ordinary people seems to consist in slavishly imitating the majority, as if this were their only choice. And yet they all believe they are happy. I cannot decide whether that is happiness or not. Is there such a thing as happiness? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
224:To use what has a boundary to pursue what is limitless is dangerous; with this knowledge, if we still go after knowledge, we will run into trouble. Do not do what is good in order to gain praise. If you do what is bad be sure to avoid the punishment. Follow the Middle Course, for this is the way to keep yourself together, to sustain your life, to care for your parents and to live for many years. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
225:When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten; when the belt fits, the belly is forgotten; when the heart is right, "for" and "against" are forgotten. There is no change in what is inside, no following what is outside, when the adjustment to events is comfortable. One begins with what is comfortable and never experiences what is uncomfortable, when one knows the comfort of forgetting what is comfortable. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
226:Therefore, the truly great man, although he does not injure others, does not credit himself with charity and mercy (these are natural to him). He does not seek gain, but does not despise his followers who do. He struggles not for wealth, but does not take credit for leaving it alone... The ranks and emoluments of the world are to him no cause for joy, it's punishments and shame no cause for disgrace. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
227:If a man is crossing the river and an empty boat collides with his skiff, even though he is a bad tempered man he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the other boat he will scream and shout and curse at the man to steer clear. If you can empty your own boat crossing the river of the world, no one will oppose you, no one will seek to harm you. Thus is the perfect man - his boat is empty. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
228:How do I know that loving life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death I am not like a man who, having left home in his youth, has forgotten the way back?... someday there will be a great awakening when we know that this is all a great dream. Yet the stupid believe that they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, and that man a herdsman- how dense! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
229:Goods and possessions are no gain in his eyes. He stays far from wealth and honor. Long life is no ground for joy, nor early death for sorrow. Success is not for him to be pround of, failure is no shame. Had he all the world's power he would not hold it as his own. If he conquered everything he would not take it to himself. His glory is in knowing that all things come together in One and life and death are equal. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
230:The mind remains undetermined in the great Void. Here the highest knowledge is unbounded. That which gives things their thusness cannot be delimited by things. So when we speak of &
231:When he tries to extend his power over objects, those objects gain control of him. He who is controlled by objects loses possession of his inner self... Prisoners in the world of object, they have no choice but to submit to the demands of matter! They are pressed down and crushed by external forces: fashion, the market, events, public opinion. Never in a whole lifetime do they recover their right mind!... What a pity! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
232:Men of the world who value the Way all turn to books. But books are nothing more than words. Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. The world values words and hands down books but, though the world values them, I do not think them worth valuing. What the world takes to be values is not real value. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
233:As regards the quietude of the sage, he is not quiet because quietness is said to be good. He is quiet because the multitude of things cannot disturb his quietude. When water is still, one's beard and eyelashes are reflected in it. A skilled carpenter uses it in a level to obtain a measurement. If still water is so clear, how much more are the mental faculties! The mind of the sage is the mirror of heaven and earth in which all things are reflected. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
234:Love of colors bewilders the eye and it fails to see right. Love of harmonies bewitches the ear, and it loses its true hearing. Love of perfumes fills the head with dizziness. Love of flavors ruins the taste. Desires unsettle the heart until the original nature runs amok. These five are enemies of true life. Yet these are what men of discernment claim to live for. They are not what I live for. If this is life, then pigeons in a cage have found happiness! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
235:Sorrow and happiness are the heresies of virtue; joy and anger lead astray from TAO; love and hate cause loss of virtue. The heart unconscious of sorrow and happiness - that is perfect virtue. One, without change - that is perfect repose. Without any obstruction - that is the perfection of the unconditioned. Holding no relations with the external world, - that is perfection of the negative state. Without blemish of any kind, - that is the perfection of purity. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
236:Heaven does nothing: its non-doing is its serenity. Earth does nothing: its non-doing is its rest. From the union of these two non-doings All actions proceed. All things are made. How vast, how invisible This coming-to-be! All things come from nowhere! How vast, how invisible No way to explain it! All beings in their perfection Are born of non-doing. Hence it is said: Heaven and earth do nothing Yet there is nothing they do not do. Where is the man who can attain To this non-doing? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
237:Those that think that wealth is the proper thing for them cannot give up their revenues; those that seek distinction cannot give up the thought of fame; those that cleave to power cannot give the handle of it to others. While they hold their grasp of those things, they are afraid of losing them. When they let them go, they are grieved and they will not look at a single example, from which they might perceive the folly of their restless pursuits - such men are under the doom of heaven. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
238:Tao is obscured when men understand only one pair of opposites, or concentrate only on a partial aspect of being. Then clear expression also becomes muddled by mere wordplay, affirming this one aspect and denying all the rest. The pivot of Tao passes through the center where all affirmations and denials converge. He who grasps the pivot is at the still-point from which all movements and oppositions can be seen in their right relationship... Abandoning all thought of imposing a limit or taking sides, he rests in direct intuition. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
239:The hidden so-called scholars of old did not hide themselves and refuse to be seen. They did not close the door on their words and refuse to let them out. They did not shut away their wisdom and refuse to share it. But those times were all haywire. If it had been possible for them to act, they could have done great things, bringing all to Oneness without any sign of doing so. However, the times were not favorable and it was not possible, so they put down deep roots, remained still and waited. this was the Tao by which they survived. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
240:Tzu Li went to see Tzu Lai who was dying. Leaning against the door, he said, &
241:If the Tao could be served up, everyone would serve it up to their lords. If the Tao could be offered, there is no one who would not offer it to their parents. If the Tao could be spoken of, there is no one in the world who would not speak of it to their brothers and sisters. if the Tao could be passed on, there is no one who would not pass it on to their heirs. However, it obviously cannot be so and the reason is as follows. If there is no true centre within to receive it, it cannot remain; if there is no true direction outside to guide it, it cannot be received. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove

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1:"The greatest man is nobody." ~ Zhuangzi,
2:A path is made by walking on it. ~ Zhuangzi,
3:The way comes about as we walk it. ~ Zhuangzi,
4:Emptiness is the fasting of the mind. ~ Zhuangzi,
5:The sound of water says what I think. ~ Zhuangzi,
6:"Fishes are born in water,man is born in Tao." ~ Zhuangzi 道,
7:Cease striving. Then there will be transformation. ~ Zhuangzi,
8:Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. ~ Zhuangzi,
9:"The wise man is hidden in Tao,nothing can touch him." ~ Zhuangzi,
10:"Great wisdom is generous;petty wisdom is contentious." ~ Zhuangzi,
11:Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. ~ Zhuangzi,
12:"Reward and punishmentis the lowest form of education." ~ Zhuangzi,
13:Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. ~ Zhuangzi,
14:Happiness is the abscence of the striving for happiness. ~ Zhuangzi,
15:To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders. ~ Zhuangzi,
16:"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness." ~ Zhuangzi,
17:To be truly ignorant, be content with your own knowledge. ~ Zhuangzi,
18:Waiting for changing opinions is like waiting for nothing. ~ Zhuangzi,
19:When the heart is right, "for" and "against" are forgotten. ~ Zhuangzi,
20:"He who regards all things as one,is a companion of Nature." ~ Zhuangzi,
21:Those who count things are not worthy of assisting the people. ~ Zhuangzi,
22:We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening ~ Zhuangzi,
23:The man who has forgotten self may be said to have entered Heaven. ~ Zhuangzi,
24:"When deeds and words are in accord,the whole world is transformed." ~ Zhuangzi,
25:Only he who has no use for the empire is fit to be entrusted with it. ~ Zhuangzi,
26:The petty thief is imprisoned but the big thief becomes a feudal lord. ~ Zhuangzi,
27:Understanding that rests in what it does not understand is the finest. ~ Zhuangzi,
28:The one who is scared of dying is but a lost child looking for his home ~ Zhuangzi,
29:Where is that man who has forgotten words that I may have a word with him? ~ Zhuangzi,
30:All men know the use of the useful, but nobody knows the use of the useless! ~ Zhuangzi,
31:How do I know that the dead don’t regret the way they used to cling to life? ~ Zhuangzi,
32:Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. ~ Zhuangzi,
33:"Stay centered by accepting whatever happens to you. This is the ultimate." ~ Zhuangzi|,
34:A good completion takes a long time; a bad completion cannot be changed later. ~ Zhuangzi,
35:To forget the whole world is easy; to make the whole world forget you is hard. ~ Zhuangzi,
36:Do not use life to give life to death. Do not use death to bring death to life. ~ Zhuangzi,
37:Celui qui craint de mourir n'est qu'un enfant perdu à la recherche de sa maison. ~ Zhuangzi,
38:Don't go in and hide; don't come out and shine; stand stock-still in the middle. ~ Zhuangzi,
39:"Our opinions have no permanence;like autumn and winter,they gradually pass away." ~ Zhuangzi,
40:I’m going to try speaking some reckless words, and I want you to listen recklessly. ~ Zhuangzi,
41:Heaven, Earth and I live together. All things and I comprise an inseparable Oneness. ~ Zhuangzi,
42:[le monde] n’a pas besoin d’être gouverné ; en fait, il ne devrait pas être gouverné ~ Zhuangzi,
43:Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! ~ Zhuangzi,
44:Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to. ~ Zhuangzi,
45:"Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home." ~ Zhuangzi,
46:"At the still-point in the center of the circle one can see the infinite in all things." ~ Zhuangzi,
47:If right were ultimately right, its differentiation from not-right would require no debate. ~ Zhuangzi,
48:Things joined by profit, when pressed by misfortune and danger, will cast each other aside. ~ Zhuangzi,
49:It can be passed on, but not received.
It can be obtained, but not seen.
可傳而不可受,可得而不可見. ~ Zhuangzi,
50:Cherish that which is in you and shut out that which is without, for much knowledge is a curse. ~ Zhuangzi,
51:He who steals a belt buckle pays with his life; he who steals a state gets to be a feudal lord. ~ Zhuangzi,
52:Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? ~ Zhuangzi,
53:Olet kuullut ihmisten musiikkia, mutta et maan; tai ehkä olet kuullut maan musiikkia, mutta et taivaan. ~ Zhuangzi,
54:The Spirit Tower has its guardian, but unless it understands who its guardian is, it cannot be guarded. ~ Zhuangzi,
55:In the midst of darkness, he alone sees the dawn; in the midst of the soundless, he alone hears harmony. ~ Zhuangzi,
56:When affirmation and negation came into being, Tao faded. After Tao faded, then came one-sided attachments. ~ Zhuangzi,
57:Little understanding cannot come up to great understanding; the short-lived cannot come up to the long-lived. ~ Zhuangzi,
58:"When people do not ignore what they should ignore, but ignore what they should not ignore, this is ignorance." ~ Zhuangzi|,
59:"Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course." ~ Zhuangzi#taoism,
60:The Perfect Man uses his mind like a mirror - going after nothing, welcoming nothing, responding but not storing. ~ Zhuangzi,
61:"Who can free himself of achievement and fame, then descend and be lost amidst the masses of men?" ~ Zhuangzi, The Perfect Man|,
62:When men do not forget what can be forgotten but forget what cannot be forgotten - that may be called true forgetting. ~ Zhuangzi,
63:The little child learns to speak, though it has no learned teachers - because it lives with those who know how to speak. ~ Zhuangzi,
64:Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it. ~ Zhuangzi,
65:The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. ~ Zhuangzi,
66:To use a horse to show that a horse is not a horse is not as good as using a non-horse to show that a horse is not a horse... ~ Zhuangzi,
67:Your life has a limit, but knowledge has none. If you use what is limited to pursue what has no limit, you will be in danger. ~ Zhuangzi,
68:Moreover, I have heard that those who are fond of praising men to their faces are also fond of damning them behind their backs. ~ Zhuangzi,
69:Si tu veux trouver la paix, immerge-toi dans la bienveillance, éteins tous les désirs dans ton coeur, retire-toi dans la solitude ~ Zhuangzi,
70:Colui che non riesce a trovare spazio per gli altri manca di comprensione, e a chi manca di comprensione tutti risultano estranei. ~ Zhuangzi,
71:Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. ~ Zhuangzi,
72:Forget about life, forget about worrying about right and wrong. Plunge into the unknown and the endless and find your place there! ~ Zhuangzi,
73:If you were to hide the world in the world, so that nothing could get away, this would be the final reality of the constancy of things. ~ Zhuangzi,
74:Not to understand is profound; to understand is shallow. Not to understand is to be on the inside; to understand is to be on the outside. ~ Zhuangzi,
75:If you have insight, you use your inner eye, your inner ear, to pierce to the heart of things, and have no need of intellectual knowledge. ~ Zhuangzi,
76:The tailor bird builds her nest in deep woods, she uses no more than one branch.The mole drinks off the river, it can only fill one belly. ~ Zhuangzi,
77:Thus, the Sage uses various rights and wrongs to harmonize with others and yet remains at rest in the middle of Heaven the Potter’s Wheel. ~ Zhuangzi,
78:Jos haluaa näyttää oikeaksi sen, minkä ne kieltävät, tai vääräksi sen, minkä ne myöntävät, ei ole parempaa keinoa kuin käyttää järjen valoa. ~ Zhuangzi,
79:And how do I know that the hate of death is not like a man who has lost his home when young and does not know where his home is to return to? ~ Zhuangzi,
80:Täydellinen ihminen on vapautunut itseydestään; henkistynyt ihminen ei välitä ansioiden tavoittelusta; todellinen Viisas ei välitä maineesta. ~ Zhuangzi,
81:Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature ~ Zhuangzi,
82:To use a finger as a metaphor for the nonfingerness of a finger is not as good as using nonfingerness as a metaphor for the nonfingerness of a finger. ~ Zhuangzi,
83:We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. ~ Zhuangzi,
84:You can't discuss the ocean with a well frog - he's limited by the space he lives in. You can't discuss ice with a summer insect - he's bound to a single season. ~ Zhuangzi,
85:Eyes that are blind have no way to tell the loveliness of faces and features; eyes with no pupils have no way to tell the beauty of colored and embroidered silks. ~ Zhuangzi,
86:The effect of life in society is to complicate and confuse our existence, making us forget who we really are by causing us to become obsessed with what we are not. ~ Zhuangzi,
87:But a gentleman may embrace a doctrine without necessarily wearing the garb that goes with it, and he may wear the garb without necessarily comprehending the doctrine. ~ Zhuangzi,
88:Men all pay homage to what understanding understands, but no one understands enough to rely upon what understanding does not understand and thereby come to understand. ~ Zhuangzi,
89:Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. ~ Zhuangzi,
90:Das Dao liebt nicht Geschäftigkeit. Geschäftigkeit führt zu Überlastung; Überlastung führt zu Unruhe; Unruhe führt zu Sorgen, und mit Sorgen ist man rettungslos verloren. ~ Zhuangzi,
91:Quand on a compris ce que sont le commencement, la noblesse, l'intelligence, la transformation, l'infiini, la foi et la sérénité, alors on a atteint la connaissance suprême. ~ Zhuangzi,
92:I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? ~ Zhuangzi,
93:Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. ~ Zhuangzi, [T5],
94:He who has mastered the true nature of life does not labor over what life cannot do. He who has mastered the true nature of fate does not labor over what knowledge cannot change. ~ Zhuangzi,
95:The sage is still not because he takes stillness to be good and therefore is still. The ten thousand things are insufficient to distract his mind - that is the reason he is still. ~ Zhuangzi,
96:You will always find an answer in the sound of water.— Chuang TzuSea of religionby Etsuro Takihara pic.twitter.com/4LA3kD7ECz"You will always find an answer in the sound of water." ~ Zhuangzi,
97:Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views - then the world will be governed. ~ Zhuangzi,
98:The one-legged creature is envious of the millipede; the millipede is envious of the snake; the snake is envious of the wind; the wind is envious of the eye; the eye is envious of the heart. ~ Zhuangzi,
99:People who excuse their faults and claim they didn't deserved to be punished - there are lots of them. But those who don't excuse their faults and admit they didn't deserve to be spared - they are few. ~ Zhuangzi,
100:We can't expect a blind man to appreciate beautiful patterns or a deaf man to listen to bells and drums. And blindness and deafness are not confined to the body alone - the understanding has them, too. ~ Zhuangzi,
101:Don't you know about the praying mantis that waved its arms angrily in front of an approaching carriage, unaware that they were incapable of stopping it? Such was the high opinion it had of its talents. ~ Zhuangzi,
102:When a man does not dwell in self, then things will of themselves reveal their forms to him. His movement is like that of water, his stillness like that of a mirror, his responses like those of an echo. ~ Zhuangzi,
103:When a hideous man becomes a father
And a son is born to him
In the middle of the night
He trembles and lights a lamp
And runs to look in anguish
On that child's face
To see who he resembles. ~ Zhuangzi,
104:During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. ~ Zhuangzi,
105:Slingerland explains that Chinese philosophers like Confucius, Lao Tse, Zhuangzi, and a few others were concerned with accessing a state called Wu-Wei, pronounced “ooh-way.” This is a state of spontaneous flow. ~ Anonymous,
106:The time of the autumn floods came and the hundred streams poured into the Yellow River. … Then the Lord of the River was beside himself with Joy, believing that all the beauty in the world belonged to him alone. ~ Zhuangzi,
107:A marsh pheasant has to walk ten paces for a bite to eat and a hundred for a sip of water. But still it wouldn't want to be tamed and put into a cage. Even treated like a king, it could never be happy and content. ~ Zhuangzi,
108:So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow. ~ Zhuangzi,
109:Suppose I try saying something. What way do I have of knowing that if I say I know something I don't really not know it? Or what way do I have of knowing that if I say I don't know something I don't really in fact know it? ~ Zhuangzi,
110:If you'd called me an ox, I'd have said I was an ox; if you'd called me a horse, I'd have said I was a horse. If the reality is there and you refuse to accept the name men give it, you'll only lay yourself open to double harassment. ~ Zhuangzi,
111:You have only to rest in inaction and things will transform themselves. Smash your form and body, spit out hearing and eyesight, forget you are a thing among other things, and you may join in great unity with the deep and boundless. ~ Zhuangzi,
112:It is widely recognized that the courageous spirit of a single man can inspire to victory an army of thousands. If one concerned with ordinary gain can create such an effect, how much more will be produced by one who for greater things cares! ~ Zhuangzi,
113:Et kysy sokean mielipidettä kauniista maalauksesta etkä kutsu kuuroa kuuntelemaan musiikkia. Eivätkä sokeus ja kuurous ole vain fyysisiä vikoja. On olemassa myös mielen sokeutta ja mielen kuuroutta, ja sinun sanasi osoittavat, että sinä kärsit niistä. ~ Zhuangzi,
114:In the world everyone knows enough to pursue what he does not know, but no one knows enough to pursue what he already knows. Everyone knows enough to condemn what he takes to be no good, but no one knows enough to condemn what he has already taken to be good. ~ Zhuangzi,
115:Today, I went to sleep under a plum tree. There, I dreamed I was a butterfly, flying so pleasently. Then, I fell asleep, and the dream ended. Now- I have to ask myself - am I Zhuang Zi who dreamed of a butterfly? Or am I that butterfly, dreaming I am Zhuang Zi? ~ Zhuangzi,
116:The whole world could praise Song Rongzi and it wouldn’t make him exert himself; the whole world could condemn him and it wouldn’t make him mope. He drew a clear line between the internal and the external, and recognized the boundaries of true glory and disgrace. ~ Zhuangzi,
117:There is the globe,
The foundation of my bodily existence.
It wears me out with work and duties,
It gives me rest in old age,
It gives me peace in death.
For the on who supplied me with what I needed in life
Will also give me what I need in death. ~ Zhuangzi,
118:The purpose of a fish trap is to catch fish, and when the fish are caught, the trap is forgotten. The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten. Where can I find a man who has forgotten the words, so that I can talk to him? ~ Zhuangzi,
119:You should find the same joy in one condition as in the other and thereby be free of care, that is all. But now, when the things that happened along take their leave, you cease to be joyful. From this point of view, though you have joy, it will always be fated for destruction. ~ Zhuangzi,
120:Ah,” said Lien Shu, “it is true that a blind person cannot appreciate beautiful patterns and forms, and the deaf cannot appreciate the music of bells and drums. Yet blindness and deafness do not only afflict people physically, they also exist in the minds and attitudes of people. ~ Zhuangzi,
121:El sonido del agua dice lo que pienso.
Su mente está libre de todo pensamiento. Su proceder es sereno y silencioso. Su frente reluce con sencillez. Es frío como el otoño y cálido como la primavera, porque su goce y su ira se suceden tan naturalmente como las cuatro estaciones. ~ Zhuangzi,
122:The fact is that those who do not see themselves but who see others, who fail to get a grasp of themselves but who grasp others, take possession of what others have but fail to possess
themselves. They are attracted to what others enjoy but fail to find enjoyment in themselves. ~ Zhuangzi,
123:Now you, Sir, have a large tree, and you don’t know how to use it, so why not plant it in the middle of nowhere, where you can go to wander or fall asleep under its shade? No axe under Heaven will attack it, nor shorten its days, for something which is useless will never be disturbed. ~ Zhuangzi,
124:Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman – how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle. ~ Zhuangzi,
125:Why must you comprehend the process of change and form your mind on that basis before you can have a teacher? Even an idiot has his teacher. But to fail to abide by this mind and still insist upon your rights and wrongs—this is like saying that you set off for Yue today and got there yesterday ~ Zhuangzi,
126:Maan musiikin synnyttävät siis erilaiset onkalot; ihmisten musiikki syntyy bambupillistä, mutta rohkenenko kysyä, mitä on taivaan musiikki?

Tuuli puhaltaa kymmenellätuhannella eri tavalla ja jokainen ääni syntyy omalla tavallaan. Tämä tapahtuu luonnostaan, mutta kenen käskystä ne syntyvät? ~ Zhuangzi,
127:Can you be a little baby? The baby howls all day, yet its throat never gets hoarse - harmony at its height! The baby makes fists all day, yet its fingers never get cramped - virtue is all it holds to. The baby stares all day without blinking its eyes - it has no preferences in the world of externals. ~ Zhuangzi,
128:I've heard my teacher say, where there are machines, there are bound to be machine worries; where there are machine worries, there are bound to be machine hearts. With a machine heart in your breast, you've spoiled what was pure and simple; and without the pure and simple, the life of the spirit knows no rest. ~ Zhuangzi,
129:The baby looks at things all day without winking; that is because his eyes are not focused on any particular object. He goes without knowing where he is going, and stops without knowing what he is doing. He merges himself within the surroundings and moves along with it. These are the principles of mental hygiene. ~ Zhuangzi,
130:With all the confusion in the world these days, no matter how often I point the way, what good does it do? And if I know it does no good and still make myself do it, this too is a kind of confusion. So it is best to leave things alone and not force them. If I don't force things, at least I won't cause anyone any worry. ~ Zhuangzi,
131:I have heard that he who knows what is enough will not let himself be entangled by thoughts of gain; that he who really understands how to find satisfaction will not be afraid of other kinds of loss; and that he who practices the cultivation of what is within him will not be ashamed because he holds no position in society. ~ Zhuangzi,
132:Ja sinulla on iso puu, etkä tiedä, mitä sillä tekisit! Mikset siirrä sitä tyhjälle kentälle tai asumattomaan metsään? Siellä voisit rauhassa kuljeskella sen ympärillä tai levätä sen siimeksessä. Se olisi turvassa kirveeltä, eikä kukaan vahingoittaisi sitä, sillä ellei siitä olisi hyötyä muille, mikä sitä silloin vahingoittaisi? ~ Zhuangzi,
133:Right is not right; so is not so. If right were really right, it would differ so clearly from not right that there would be no need for argument. If so were really so, it would differ so clearly from not so that there would be no need for argument. Forget the years; forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! ~ Zhuangzi,
134:In all affairs, whether large or small, there are few men who reach a happy conclusion except through the Way. If you do not succeed, you are bound to suffer from the judgment of men. If you do succeed, you are bound to suffer from the yin and yang. To suffer no harm whether or not you succeed - only the man who has virtue can do that. ~ Zhuangzi,
135:Great truths do not take hold of the hearts of the masses. And now, as the world is in error, how shall I, though I know the true path, how shall I guide? If I know that I cannot succeed and yet try to force success, this world would be but another source of error. Better then to desist and strive no more. But if I do not strive, who will? ~ Zhuangzi,
136:All attempts to create something admirable are the weapons of evil. You may think you are practising benevolence and righteousness, but in effect you will be creating a kind of artificiality. Where a model exists, copies will be made of it; where success has been gained, boasting follows; where debate exists, there will be outbreaks of hostility. ~ Zhuangzi,
137:The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? ~ Zhuangzi,
138:I cannot tell if what the world considers ‘happiness’ is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general onrush of the human herd, unable to stop themselves or to change their direction. All the while they claim to be just on the point of attaining happiness. ~ Zhuangzi,
139:The True Man of ancient times knew nothing of loving life, knew nothing of hating death. He emerged without delight; he went back in without a fuss. He came briskly, he went briskly, and that was all. He didn't forget where he began; he didn't try to find out where he would end. He received something and took pleasure in it; he forgot about it and handed it back again. ~ Zhuangzi,
140:Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. ~ Zhuangzi,
141:A man like this will not go where he has no will to go, will not do what he has no mind to do. Though the world might praise him and say he had really found something, he would look unconcerned and never turn his head; though the world might condemn him and say he had lost something, he would look serene and pay no heed. The praise and blame of the world are no loss or gain to him. ~ Zhuangzi,
142:The purpose of a fish trap is to catch fish, and when the fish are caught the trap is forgotten. The purpose of a rabbit snare is to catch rabbits. When the rabbits are caught, the snare is forgotten. The purpose of the word is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to. ~ Zhuangzi,
143:A wandering carpenter, called Stone, saw on his travels a gigantic old oak tree standing in a field near an earth-altar. The carpenter said to his apprentice, who was admiring the oak: "This is a useless tree. If you wanted to make a ship, it would soon rot; if you wanted to make tools, they would break. You can't do anything useful with this tree, and that's why it has become so old. ~ Zhuangzi,
144:A fish-trap is for catching fish; once you've caught the fish, you can forget about the trap. A rabbit-snare is for catching rabbits; once you've caught the rabbit, you can forget about the snare. Words are for catching ideas; once you've caught the idea, you can forget about the words. Where can I find a person who knows how to forget about words so that I can have a few words with them? ~ Zhuangzi,
145:When Zhuangzi was about to die, his disciples expressed a desire to give him a sumptuous burial. Zhuangzi said, "I will have heaven and earth for my coffin and coffin shell, the sun and moon for my pair of jade discs, the stars and constellations for my pearls and beads, and the ten thousand things for my parting gifts. The furnishings for my funeral are already prepared - what is there to add? ~ Zhuangzi,
146:When there is both name and reality,
We dwell in the realm of things;
When there is neither name nor reality,
We exist in a vacuity of things.
We can speak and can think,
But the more we speak, the further off we are.
What is not yet born cannot be forbidden,
What is already dead cannot be prevented.
Death and birth are not distant,
It's their principle that cannot be seen. ~ Zhuangzi,
147:When you're betting for tiles in an archery contest, you shoot with skill. When you're betting for fancy belt buckles, you worry about your aim. And when you're betting for real gold, you're a nervous wreck. Your skill is the same in all three cases - but because one prize means more to you than another, you let outside considerations weigh on your mind. He who looks too hard at the outside gets clumsy on the inside. ~ Zhuangzi,
148:You forget your feet when the shoes are comfortable. You forget your waist when the belt is comfortable. Understanding forgets right and wrong when the mind is comfortable. There is no change in what is inside, no following what is outside, when the adjustment to events is comfortable. You begin with what is comfortable and never experience what is uncomfortable when you know the comfort of forgetting what is comfortable. ~ Zhuangzi,
149:Once upon a time, I, Chuang Tzu, dreamt that i was a butterfly. flitting around and enjoying myself. I had no idea I was Chuang Tzu. Then suddenly I woke up and was Chuang Tzu again. But I could not tell, had I been Chuang Tzu dreaming I was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming I was now Chuang Tzu? However, there must be some sort of difference between Chuang Tzu and a butterfly! We call this the transformation of things. ~ Zhuangzi,
150:Elämä päättyy, mutta tiedolla ei ole loppua. Loputtoman tavoittelu päättyväisellä on vaarallista, ja se, että luulee tiedon saavuttaneensa, on hyvin vaarallista. Kun olet tehnyt hyvää, maine ei seuraa perässäsi, ja kun olet tehnyt pahaa, rangaistus ei kulje kannoillasi. Seuraa luonnon järjestystä, niin saatat suojata ruumiisi, turvata elämäsi, suorittaa velvollisuutesi vanhempiasi kohtaan ja täyttää sinulle sallitut vuodet. ~ Zhuangzi,
151:Joy and anger,
sorrow and happiness,
caution and remorse
Come upon us by turns,
with ever changing mood.

They come like music from hollows,
like wood when played by the wind,
or how mushrooms grow from the damp.

Daily and nightly they alternate within
but we cannot tell whence they spring.

Without these emotions I should not be.
Without me, they would have no instrument ~ Zhuangzi,
152:Men of the world who value the Way all turn to books. But books are nothing more than words. Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. The world values words and hands down books but, though the world values them, I do not think them worth valuing. What the world takes to be values is not real value. ~ Zhuangzi,
153:Once Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly. A butterfly fluttering happily around— was he revealing what he himself meant to be? He knew nothing of Zhou. All at once awakening, there suddenly he was — Zhou. But he didn't know if he was Zhou having dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming he was Zhou. Between Zhou and the butterfly there must surely be some distinction. This is known at the transformation of things. ~ Zhuangzi,
154:Täydellinen Ihminen on jumalan kaltainen. Vaikka suuret suot palaisivat, ne eivät pystyisi polttamaan häntä; vaikka nopeat salamat iskisivät vuoria halki ja tuuli kuohuttaisi merta, ne eivät säikäyttäisi häntä. Koska hän on sellainen, hän ratsastaa pilvillä ja usvalla, satuloi auuringon ja kuun ja vaeltaa Neljän Meren rajojen ulkopuolelle. Kuolema ja elämä eivät pysty häntä muuttamaan, saati sitten hyödyn ja vahingon ajatukset. ~ Zhuangzi,
155:Master Dongguo asked Zhuangzi, "This thing called the Way - where does it exist?"

Zhuangzi said, "There's no place it doesn't exist."

"Come," said Master Dongguo, "you must be more specific!"

"It is in the ant."

"As low a thing as that?"

"It is in the panic grass."

"But that's lower still!"

"It is in the tiles and shards."

"How can it be so low?"

"It is in the piss and shit! ~ Zhuangzi,
156:Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings
but contemplate their return.

If you don't realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
And when death comes, you are ready. ~ Zhuangzi,
157:The Book of Chuang Tzu is like a travelogue. As such, it meanders between continents, pauses to discuss diet, gives exchange rates, breaks off to speculate, offers a bus timetable, tells an amusing incident, quotes from poetry, relates a story, cites scripture. To try and make it read like a novel or a philosophical handbook is simply to ask it, this travelogue of life, to do something it was never designed to do. And always listen out for the mocking laughter of Chuang Tzu. ~ Zhuangzi,
158:When once we have received the bodily form complete, its parts do not fail to perform their functions till the end comes. In conflict with things or in harmony with them, they pursue their course to the end, with the speed of a galloping horse which cannot be stopped;--is it not sad? To be constantly toiling all one's lifetime, without seeing the fruit of one's labour, and to be weary and worn out with his labour, without knowing where he is going to:--is it not a deplorable case? ~ Zhuangzi,
159:A frog in a well cannot discuss the ocean, because he is limited by the size of his well. A summer insect cannot discuss ice, because it knows only its own season. A narrow-minded scholar cannot discuss the Tao, because he is constrained by his teachings. Now you have come out of your banks and seen the Great Ocean. You now know your own inferiority, so it is now possible to discuss great principles with you.
井蛙不可以語於海者,拘於虛也;夏蟲不可以語於冰者,篤於時也;曲士不可以語於道者,束於教也。今爾出於崖涘,觀於大海,乃知爾醜,爾將可與語大理矣。 ~ Zhuangzi,
160:When I speak of good hearing, I do not mean listening to others; I mean simply listening to yourself. When I speak of good eyesight, I do not mean looking at others; I mean simply looking at yourself. He who does not look at himself but looks at others, who does not get hold of himself but gets hold of others, is getting what other men have got and failing to get what he himself has got. He finds joy in what brings joy to other men, but finds no joy in what would bring joy to himself. ~ Zhuangzi,
161:The great mass of breath is the wind, yet there are times
when the wind does not move. When it does move,
a myriad of orifices and appendages are aroused to make sounds.
Have you never listened to the sound of the wind in the cavities,
mountains and among the branches of trees?
The wind blows in a thousand different ways,
but each sound is produced in its own way.
What is it that excites all this, and makes each way be itself,
and all these things be self-produced? ~ Zhuangzi,
162:Rest in inaction, and the world will be reformed of itself; Forget your body and spit forth intelligence. Ignore all differences and become one with the Infinite. Release your mind, and free your spirit. Be vacuous, be devoid of soul. Thus will things grow and prosper and return to their Rust and Rest. Returning to their Root. Returning to their Root without their knowing it, the result will be a formless whole which will never be cut up, to know it is to cut it up. (Great Nebulous says to General Clouds) ~ Zhuangzi,
163:Eventually there comes the day of reckoning and awakening, and then we shall know that it was all a great dream. Only fools think that they are now awake and that they really know what is going on, playing the prince and then playing the servant. What fools! The Master and you are both living in a dream. When I say a dream, I am also dreaming. This very saying is a deception. If after ten thousand years we could once meet a truly great sage, one who understands, it would seem as if it had only been a morning. ~ Zhuangzi,
164:To guard yourself against thieves who slash open suitcases, rifle through bags and smash open boxes, one should strap the bags and lock them. The world at large knows that this shows wisdom. However, when a master thief comes, he simply picks up the suitcase, lifts the bag, carries off the box and runs away with them, his only concern being whether the straps and locks will hold! In such an instance, what seemed like wisdom on the part of the owner surely turns out to have been of use only to the master thief! ~ Zhuangzi,
165:And someday there will be a great awakening when we know that this is all a great dream. Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman—how dense! Confucius and you both are dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle. Yet after ten thousand generations, a great sage may appear who will know their meaning, and it will still be as though he appeared with astonishing speed. ~ Zhuangzi,
166:He who knows he is a fool is not the biggest fool; he who knows he is confused is not in the worst confusion. The man in the worst confusion will end his life without ever getting straightened out; the biggest fool will end his life without ever seeing the light. If three men are traveling along and one is confused, they will still get where they are going - because confusion is in the minority. But if two of them are confused, then they can walk until they are exhausted and never get anywhere - because confusion is in the majority. ~ Zhuangzi,
167:The Great Course is unproclaimed. Great demonstration uses no words. (2:34) Great Humanity is not humane. Great rectitude is not fastidious. Great courage is not invasive. For when the Course becomes explicit, it ceases to be the Course. When words demonstrate by debate, they fail to communicate. When Humanity is constantly sustained, it cannot reach its maturity.21 When rectitude is pure, it cannot extend itself to others. When courage is invasive, it cannot succeed.22 These five are originally round, but they are forced toward squareness. ~ Zhuangzi,
168:Therefore the Way that is sagely within and kingly without has fallen into darkness and is no longer clearly perceived, has become shrouded and no longer shines forth. The men of the world all follow their own desires and make these their “doctrine.” How sad!—the hundred schools going on and on instead of turning back, fated never to join again. The scholars of later ages have unfortunately never perceived the purity of Heaven and earth, the great body of the ancients, and “the art of the Way” in time comes to be rent and torn apart by the world. ~ Zhuangzi,
169:If a man crosses a river
and an empty boat collides with his own skiff,
Even though he be bad tempered man
He will not become very angry.
But if he sees a man in the boat,
He will shout at him to steer clear.
If the shout is not heard, he will shout again, and yet again, and begin cursing.
And all because someone is in the boat.
Yet if the boat were empty,
He would not be shouting, and not angry.
If you can empty your own boat
Crossing the river of the world,
No one will oppose you,
No one will seek to harm you ~ Zhuangzi,
170:How do I know that loving life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death I am not like a man who, having left home in his youth, has forgotten the way back?
Lady Li was the daughter of the border guard of Ai. When she was first taken captive and brought to the state of Jin, she wept until her tears drenched the collar of her robe. But later, when she went to live in the palace of the ruler, shared his couch with him, and ate the delicious meats of his table, she wondered why she had ever wept. How do I know that the dead do not wonder why they ever longed for life? ~ Zhuangzi,
171:In an age of Perfect Virtue, the worthy are not honored; the talented are not employed. Rulers are like the high branches of a tree; the people, like the deer of the fields. They do what is right, but they do not know that this is righteousness. They love one another, but they do not know that this is benevolence. They are truehearted but do not know that this is loyalty. They are trustworthy but do not know that this is good faith. They wriggle around like insects, performing services for one another, but do not know that they are being kind. Therefore they move without leaving any trail behind, act without leaving any memory of their deeds. ~ Zhuangzi,
172:If a man, having lashed two hulls together, is crossing a river, and an empty boat happens along and bumps into him, no matter how hot-tempered the man may be, he will not get angry. But if there should be someone in the other boat, then he will shout out to haul this way or veer that. If his first shout is unheeded, he will shout again, and if that is not heard, he will shout a third time, this time with a torrent of curses following. In the first instance, he wasn't angry; now in the second he is. Earlier he faced emptiness, now he faces occupancy. If a man could succeed in making himself empty, and in that way wander through the world, then who could do him harm? ~ Zhuangzi,
173:Life, death, preservation, loss, failure, success, poverty, riches, worthiness, unworthiness, slander, fame, hunger, thirst, cold, heat - these are the alternations of the world, the workings of fate. Day and night they change place before us, and wisdom cannot spy out their source. Therefore, they should not be enough to destroy your harmony; they should not be allowed to enter the storehouse of the spirit. If you can harmonize and delight in them, master them and never be at a loss for joy; if you can do this day and night without break and make it be spring with everything, mingling with all and creating the moment within your own mind - this is what I call being whole in power. ~ Zhuangzi,
174:Zhuangzi and Huizi were strolling along the dam of the Hao River when Zhuangzi said, “See how the minnows come out and dart around where they please! That’s what fish really enjoy!”
Huizi said, “You’re not a fish—how do you know what fish enjoy?”
Zhuangzi said, “You’re not I, so how do you know that I don’t know what fish enjoy?”
Huizi said, “I’m not you, so I certainly don’t know what you know. On the other hand, you’re certainly not a fish—so that still proves that you don’t know what fish enjoy!”
Zhuangzi said, “Let’s go back to your original question, please. You asked me how I know what fish enjoy—so you already knew that I knew it when you asked the question. I know it by standing here beside the Hao. ~ Zhuangzi,
175:Tian Kaizhi said, “In Lu there was Shan Bao—he lived among the cliffs, drank only water, and didn’t go after gain like other people. He went along like that for seventy years and still had the complexion of a little child. Unfortunately, he met a hungry tiger who killed him and ate him up. Then there was Zhang Yi—there wasn’t one of the great families and fancy mansions that he didn’t rush off to visit. He went along like that for forty years, and then he developed an internal fever, fell ill, and died. Shan Bao looked after what was on the inside and the tiger ate up his outside. Zhang Yi looked after what was on the outside and the sickness attacked him from the inside. Both these men failed to give a lash to the stragglers. ~ Zhuangzi,
176:Words are not just wind. Words have something to say. But if what they have to say is not fixed, then do they really say something? Or do they say nothing? People suppose that words are different from the peeps of baby birds, but is there any difference, or isn't there? What does the Way rely upon, that we have true and false? What do words rely upon, that we have right and wrong? How can the Way go away and not exist? How can words exist and not be acceptable? When the Way relies on little accomplishments and words reply on vain show, then we have rights and wrongs of the Confucians and the Mo-ists. What one calls right the other calls wrong; what one calls wrong the other calls right. But if we want to right their wrongs and wrong their rights, then the best to use is clarity. ~ Zhuangzi,
177:It comes out from no source, it goes back in through no aperture. It has reality yet no place where it resides; it has duration yet no beginning or end. Something emerges, though through no aperture - this refers to the fact that it has reality. It has reality yet there is no place where it resides - this refers to the dimension of space. It has duration but no beginning or end - this refers to the dimension of time. There is life, there is death, there is a coming out, there is a going back in - yet in the coming out and going back its form is never seen. This is called the Heavenly Gate. The Heavenly Gate is nonbeing. The ten thousand things come forth from nonbeing. Being cannot create being out of being; inevitably it must come forth from nonbeing. Nonbeing is absolute nonbeing, and it is here that the sage hides himself. ~ Zhuangzi,
178:In the northern darkness there is a fish and his name is K'un. The K'un is so huge I don't know how many thousand li he measures. He changes and becomes a bird whose name is P'eng. The back of the P'eng measures I don't know how many thousand li across and, when he rises up and flies off, his wings are like clouds all over the sky. When the sea begins to move, this bird sets off for the southern darkness, which is the Lake of Heaven.

The Universal Harmony records various wonders, and it says: "When the P'eng journeys to the southern darkness, the waters are roiled for three thousand li. He beats the whirlwind and rises ninety thousand li, setting off on the sixth month gale." Wavering heat, bits of dust, living things blowing each other about – the sky looks very blue. Is that its real color, or is it because it is so far away and has no end? When the bird looks down, all he sees is blue too. ~ Zhuangzi,
179:Therefore, in a time of Perfect Virtue, the gait of men is slow and ambling; their gaze is steady and mild. In such an age, mountains have no paths or trails, lakes no boats or bridges. The ten thousand things live species by species, one group settled close to another. Birds and beasts form their flocks and herds; grass and trees grow to fullest height. So it happens that you can tie a cord to the birds and beasts and lead them about or bend down the limb and peer into the nest of the crow and the magpie. In this age of Perfect Virtue, men live the same as birds and beasts, group themselves side by side with the ten thousand things. Who then knows anything about “gentleman” or “petty man”? Dull and unwitting, men have no wisdom; thus their Virtue does not depart from them. Dull and unwitting, they have no desire; this is called uncarved simplicity. In uncarved simplicity, the people attain their true nature. ~ Zhuangzi,
180:Kaikkeuden hengitystä sanotaan tuuleksi, vastasi Tsu Ch'i. Se ei aina liiku, mutta kun se liikkuu, kuuluu kymmenistätuhansista onkaloista raivokasta ujellusta. Etkö ole koskaan kuunnellut sitä: liaoo liaoo... Vuoriston metsien kolkissa ja huipuilla on koloja ja onteloita suurissa puissa, joiden ympärysmitta on sata vaaksaa; jokin on kuin sierain, toinen kuin suu tai korva; jokin on suorakulmainen, toinen pyöreä; jokin kuin huhmar, toinen kuin allas tai lätäkön pohja. Kaikista niistä kuuluu ikään kuin kuohuavan veden pauhua tai kohinaa, ne ulvovat ja huokaavat, mylvivät kuin eläimet, ujeltavat, valittavat ja viheltävät. Edellä kulkeva tuuli laulaa jyy ja perässä seuraava säestää jung. Kun tuuli puhaltaa lempeästi, kuulet hiljaisia sointuja, mutta myrskyn synnyttämät soinnut ovat jyhkeitä; ja kun ankara tuuli asettuu, jokainen onkalo vaikenee. Etkö ole koskaan nähnyt, miten kaikki puut huojuvat huojuvat, taipuvat taipuvat? ~ Zhuangzi,
181:A beam or pillar can be used to batter down a city wall, but it is no good for stopping up a little hole - this refers to a difference in function. Thoroughbreds like Qiji and Hualiu could gallop a thousand li in one day, but when it came to catching rats they were no match for the wildcat or the weasel - this refers to a difference in skill. The horned owl catches fleas at night and can spot the tip of a hair, but when daylight comes, no matter how wide it opens its eyes, it cannot see a mound or a hill - this refers to a difference in nature. Now do you say, that you are going to make Right your master and do away with Wrong, or make Order your master and do away with Disorder? If you do, then you have not understood the principle of heaven and earth or the nature of the ten thousand things. This is like saying that you are going to make Heaven your master and do away with Earth, or make Yin your master and do away with Yang. Obviously it is impossible. ~ Zhuangzi,
182:A child, obeying his father and mother, goes wherever he is told, east or west, south or north. And the yin and yang - how much more are they to a man than father or mother! Now that they have brought me to the verge of death, if I should refuse to obey them, how perverse I would be! What fault is it of theirs? The Great Clod burdens me with form, labors me with life, eases me in old age, and rests me in death. So if I think well of my life, for the same reason I must think well of my death. When a skilled smith is casting metal, if the metal should leap up and say, 'I insist upon being made into a Moye!' he would surely regard it as very inauspicious metal indeed. Now, having had the audacity to take on human form once, if I should say, 'I don't want to be anything but a man! Nothing but a man!', the Creator would surely regard me as a most inauspicious sort of person. So now I think of heaven and earth as a great furnace, and the Creator as a skilled smith. Where could he send me that would not be all right? I will go off to sleep peacefully, and then with a start I will wake up. ~ Zhuangzi,
183:Zhuangzi's wife died. When Huizu went to convey his condolences, he found Zhuangzi sitting with his legs sprawled out, pounding on a tub and singing. "You lived with her, she brought up your children and grew old," said Huizu. "It should be enough simply not to weep at her death. But pounding on a tub and singing - this is going too far, isn't it?"

Zhuangzi said, "You're wrong. When she first died, do you think I didn't grieve like anyone else? But I looked back to her beginning and the time before she was born. Not only the time before she was born, but the time before she had a body. Not only the time before she had a body, but the time before she had a spirit. In the midst of the jumble of wonder and mystery a change took place and she had a spirit. Another change and she had a body. Another change and she was born. Now there's been another change and she's dead. It's just like the progression of the four seasons, spring, summer, fall, winter.

"Now she's going to lie down peacefully in a vast room. If I were to follow after her bawling and sobbing, it would show that I don't understand anything about fate. So I stopped. ~ Zhuangzi,
184:Everything has its "that," everything has its "this." From the point of view of "that" you cannot see it, but through understanding you can know it. So I say, "that" comes out of "this" and "this" depends on "that" - which is to say that "this" and "that" give birth to each other. But where there is birth there must be death; where there is death there must be birth. Where there is acceptability there must be unacceptability; where there is unacceptability there must be acceptability. Where there is recognition of right there must be recognition of wrong; where there is recognition of wrong there must be recognition of right. Therefore the sage does not proceed in such a way, but illuminates all in the light of Heaven. He too recognizes a "this," but a "this" which is also "that," a "that" which is also "this." His "that" has both a right and a wrong in it; his "this" too has both a right and a wrong in it. So, in fact, does he still have a "this" and "that"? Or does he in fact no longer have a "this" and "that"? A state in which "this" and "that" no longer find their opposites is called the hinge of the Way. When the hinge is fitted into the socket, it can respond endlessly. Its right then is a single endlessness and its wrong too is a single endlessness. So, I say, the best thing to use is clarity. ~ Zhuangzi,
185:How do I know that the love of life is not a delusion? Or that the fear of death is not like a young person running away from home and unable to find his way back? The Lady Li Chi was the daughter of a border warden, Ai. When the state of Chin captured her, she wept until she had drenched her robes; then she came to the King’s palace, shared the King’s bed, ate his food, and repented of her tears. How do I know whether the dead now repent for their former clinging to life? ‘Come the morning, those who dream of the drunken feast may weep and moan; when the morning comes, those who dream of weeping and moaning go hunting in the fields. When they dream, they don’t know it is a dream. Indeed, in their dreams they may think they are interpreting dreams, only when they awake do they know it was a dream. Eventually there comes the day of reckoning and awakening, and then we shall know that it was all a great dream. Only fools think that they are now awake and that they really know what is going on, playing the prince and then playing the servant. What fools! The Master and you are both living in a dream. When I say a dream, I am also dreaming. This very saying is a deception. If after ten thousand years we could once meet a truly great sage, one who understands, it would seem as if it had only been a morning. ~ Zhuangzi,

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