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Chuang Tzu

Posted on January 3rd, 2020

內篇 - Inner Chapters Chapter 1: 逍遙遊 - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease Chapter 2: 齊物論 - The Adjustment of Controversies Chapter 3: 養生主 - Nourishing the Lord of Life Chapter 4: 人間世 - Man in the World, Associated with other Men Chapter 5: 德充符 - The Seal of Virtue Complete Chapter 6: 大宗師 - The Great and Most Honoured Master Chapter 7: 應帝王 - The Normal Course for Rulers and Kings 外篇 - Outer Chapters Chapter 8: 駢拇 - Webbed Toes Chapter 9:...

The Kingly Man

Posted on May 12th, 2019

My Master said: That which acts on all and meddles in none-is heaven . . . The Kingly Man realizes this, hides it in his heart, Grows boundless, wide-minded, draws all to himself. And so he lets the gold lie hidden in the mountain, Leaves the pearl lying in the deep. 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 t...

Chuang Tzu: The Cook and Mastery clipping

Posted on January 15th, 2019

I have found an interesting discussion on the Cook by Chuang Tzu on Wikipedia It does begin to get at what mastery begins. Cook Ting was slicing up an oxen for Lord Wenhui. At every push of his hand, every angle of his shoulder, every step with his feet, every bend of his kneezip! zoop! he slithered the knife along with a zing, and all was in perfect rhythm, as though he were dancing to Mulb...