Fish are born in water, people are born into The Way of the creative universe. If fish, born in water, seek the water’s deep shadow, all their needs are met. If people, born in The Way of the creative universe, sink into the deep shadow of non-action, forget aggression and worry, they lack nothing, and … More How We are Born into the Way, by Zhuangzi
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Too many colors confuse the sight; too many flavors numb the mouth; too much music deafens; a wild chase shakes the mind; precious objects rob the will. So those free of themselves satisfy the belly, not the eye. Avoiding one, the other proves easy.
A wheel might have thirty spokes, yet it is the hole in the center that makes it a wheel that works. Clay forms bowls, yet it is the hollowness that makes bowls useful. Walls make a room, yet the empty space between is where we live. What is there is useful; what is not there … More Daodejing 11 #dao
Once the prime minister received information that Zhuangzi coveted his position. The prime minister sent out the secret police to arrest Zhuangzi. They searched for three days and nights but they could not find him. On the fourth day Zhuangzi came to see the prime minister of his own accord. Zhuanzi said, “Have … More Zhuangzi told a story much like this about the Owl and the Phoenix