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

Now, when ordinary people attempt to find happiness, I am not sure whether the happiness is really happiness or not. I study what ordinary people do to find happiness, what they struggle for, rushing about apparently unable to stop.

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 150

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, wu wei, right, and wrong

The whole world is incapable of judging either right or wrong. but it is certain that actionless action can judge both right and wrong.

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 150

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, heaven, and wu wei

Heaven does without doing through its purity,
Earth does without doing through its calmness.

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 150

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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

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

The Tao has no place for pettiness, and nor has Virtue. Pettiness is dangerous to Virtue; pettiness is dangerous to the Tao. It is said, rectify yourself and be done.

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 135

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, stillness, wisdom, and timing

The hidden so-called scholars of old did not hide themselves and refuse to be seen. They did not close the door on their words and refuse to let them out. They did not shut away their wisdom and refuse to share it. But those times were all haywire. If it had been possible for them to act, they could have done great things, bringing all to Oneness without any sign of doing so. However, the times were not favorable and it was not possible, so they put down deep roots, remained still and waited. this was the Tao by which they survived.

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 134

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, delusion, true nature, and shame

Unable to be true to their innate natures and being, they still saw themselves as sages. Is this not shameful, that they were not ashamed?

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 126

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, harmony, change, and be the change

The raven hatches its young; the fish spew forth their eggs; the slim-waisted wasp transforms, and when a younger brother comes along the elder brother weeps. For too long I have not been able to work in harmony with these changes. So, given that I did not play my part in harmony with others, how could I expect to change people?

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 127

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

If the Tao could be served up, everyone would serve it up to their lords. If the Tao could be offered, there is no one who would not offer it to their parents. If the Tao could be spoken of, there is no one in the world who would not speak of it to their brothers and sisters. if the Tao could be passed on, there is no one who would not pass it on to their heirs. However, it obviously cannot be so and the reason is as follows.

If there is no true centre within to receive it,
it cannot remain;
if there is no true direction outside to guide it,
it cannot be received....

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 122..123

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on dao, tao, way, tao teh ching, lao tzu, sickness, health, ignorance, and knowledge

To realize that our knowledge is ignorance, This is a noble insight. To regard our ignorance as knowledge, This is mental sickness. Only when we are sick of the sickness Shall we cease to be sick. The Sage is not sick, being sick of sickness; This is the secret of health. -ch. 71, Tao Teh Ching, trans. John C. H. Wu, Shambhala, Boston & London, c.1990

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

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