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Maybe his butt will become cartwheels and he can hook himself up to a horse! Fame is something to beat people down with, and wisdom is a device for wrangling.

Chuang Tzu

Some of eatson favorite stories: Their big limbs are broken off, their little limbs are yanked around.

This is the changing of the ten thousand things, the bond of Yu and Shun, the constant practice of Fu Hsi and Chi Ch’u. Lao Tan said, “The government of the enlightened king? How much better, then, if he had crippled virtue!

He has identity but no form. He is chilly like autumn, balmy like spring, and his joy and anger prevail through the four seasons. There may be a flock of hens but, if there is no rooster, how zhuanngzi they lay fertile eggs? If you use what is limited to pursue what has no limit, you will be in danger.

But I do not know, when it comes to nonbeing, which is really being and which is nonbeing. You have gone back to your true form. Such was the high opinion it had of its talents. A thousand zhuzngzi of horses could have taken shelter under it and its shade would have covered them zhuajgzi. It is worth noting that this was originally published inand most of the translations published after then are based in part on this one. If he can understand this, he may be called the Reservoir of Heaven.

Zhuangzi: Basic Writings

To the point where some of them believed that things have never existed – so far, to the end, where nothing can be added. What he is not clear about, they tried to make clear, and so they ended in the foolishness of “hard” and “white. How, then, can I know that what I call Heaven is not really man, and what I call man is not really Heaven? Now you have this big tree and you’re distressed because it’s useless.

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?

The madman Chieh Yu said, “This is bogus virtue! Along with the Baghavad-Gita watsoon well as the Brihadaranyaka and Chandogya Upanishads Paul Deussen’s magisterial German translationsand together with Dostoevsky’s entire work, the Chuang-tzu corpus forms the very philosophic framework for a spiritual, intellectual Way. If in your actions you follow along to the extent of being pulled in with him, then you will be overthrown, destroyed, wiped out, and brought to your knees.

Burton Watson (ed.), Chuang Tzu – PhilPapers

When the people of Cheng saw him, they dropped everything and ran out of his way. The Way of Chuang Tzu. A brave soldier will plunge alone into the midst of nine armies.

Have you got less sense than these two little creatures? Chao playing the lute is an example. Therefore when the P’eng rises ninety thousand li, he must have the wind under him like that.

Though flood waters pile up to the sky, he will not drown. What is acceptable we call acceptable; what is unacceptable we call unacceptable.

Boldly imaginative and inventively worded, the Zhuangzi floats free of its historical period and society, addressing the spiritual nourishment of all people across time. I go on occupying it, but wztson I can see are my failings.