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A Quote by Lao Tzu on want, everything, give up, paradox, tao, and te ching

If you really want everything, then give up everything.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on spirit and tao

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Spirit, find your way, in seeking lowness like a stream.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Love is a Stranger, trans Kabir Helminski

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by I Ching on i ching, taoism, daoism, tao, dao, and book of changes

Changes
The Changes is a book
From which one may not hold aloof
Its tao is forever changing -
Alteration, movement without rest,
Flowing through the six empty places;
Rising and sinking without fixed law,
Firm and yielding transform each other.
They cannot be confined within a rule;
It is only change that is at work here.

I Ching

Source: I Ching, book 2

Contributed by: Wonderer

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, body, and material world

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.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 156

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, studying, philosophy, and knowledge

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.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 203..204

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, wholeness, awareness, and returning

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.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 205

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, learning, understanding, and form

It is only when the formed learns from the unformed that there is understanding.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 205

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, purpose, awareness, and acceptance

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.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 156

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao and innate

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Everything has what is innate,
everything has what is necessary.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 13

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, yin, yang, and possibility

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.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 12

Contributed by: Jessica

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