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He hawks zhunagzi goods, so what use has he for peddling? All men know the use of the useful, but nobody knows the use of the useless! The Universal Harmony3 records various wonders, and it says: What one calls right the other calls wrong; what one calls wrong the other calls right. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Find it on Scholar. The closest Western analogues that occur to me are the works of Epictetus and the Parmenides Dialogue of Plato. The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu.

There is a not yet beginning to be a not yet beginning to be a beginning. Stumping along, he went to see Confucius.

Then again there’s zhuagzi yak, big as a cloud covering the sky. How much better, then, if he had crippled virtue! He emerged without delight; he went back in without a fuss. Therefore, they should not be enough to destroy your harmony; they should not be allowed to enter the Spirit Storehouse. He drew a clear line between the internal and the external, and recognized the boundaries burtn true glory and disgrace. Therefore his liking was one and his not liking was one. It is nothing to him to lead his people into peril, and his dead are reckoned by swampfuls like so much grass.


It protects itself in a different way from ordinary people. A mediocre cook changes his knife once a month-because he hacks. Let’s let him have it! He will stick fast to his position and never be converted. His apprentice stood staring for a long time and then ran after Carpenter Shih and said, “Since I first took up my ax and followed you, Master, I have never seen timber as beautiful as this.

Zhuangzi and Relativistic Scepticism. Even an idiot has his teacher. It’s like xhuangzi right after Jesus told the parable of the Prodigal Son, St.


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He escaped the trouble of walking, but he still had to depend on something to get around. The cinnamon can be eaten and so it gets cut down; the lacquer tree can be used and so it gets hacked apart.

A man like this, people call The Child. It is with him alone I wander. You and I, now – we are dreaming and haven’t waked up yet. But perhaps you have some advice you can give me.

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Zhuangzi: Basic Writings

Chien Wu went to see the madman Chieh Yu. What do words rely upon, that we have right and wrong? The knowledge of these three was close to perfection.

A little while ago, when I went in to mourn, I found old men weeping for zhhangzi as though they were weeping for a son, and young men weeping for him as though they were weeping for a mother. Get to Know Us. Does he really have some wordless teaching, some formless way of bringing the mind to completion? So he has no use [for categories], but relegates all to the constant. When Confucius visited Ch’u, Chieh Yu, the madman of Ch’u, wandered by his gate crying, “Phoenix, phoenix, how his virtue failed!


Tzu-ch’i of Nan-po birton wandering around the Hill of Shang when he saw a huge tree there, different from all the rest. And that’s the best kind of flying anyway!

In the old days, this was called the crime of hiding from Heaven. Lao Tan said, “Why don’t you just make him see that life and death are the same story, that acceptable and unacceptable are on a single string? It crouches down and hides, watching for something to come along. When Carpenter Shih woke up, he reported his dream.

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He doesn’t eat the five grains, but sucks the wind, drinks the dew, climbs up on the clouds and mist, rides a flying dragon, and wanders beyond the four seas. With him there is no promotion or praise – he lets watsoon find its own enjoyment. What makes them not so? Making them not so makes them not so.

Can’t you hear them, long drawn out? Leave off, leave off – this teaching men virtue!