And while I pour and sip my Scotch, I remember another Chinese philosopher, Chuang Tzu, who, four centuries before Christ, challenged this dreamland of the world, saying: "How then do I know but that the dead repent of having previously clung to life?
"Once upon a time, I, Chuang Tzu, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly.
(Zhuangzi or Master Zhuang) also adhered to the idea that harmony is best achieved by leaving people alone to pursue their own interests.
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I and Tao: Martin Buber's encounter with Chuang Tzu
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But if Dante is right and I am wrong, I hope to land in his First Circle of Hell along with Buddha, Socrates, Chuang Tzu
, and other freethinkers.
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(6.) Shao Peiren & Yao Jinyun, "On Recipient in Communication: The Receiving Subjectivity of Chuang Tzu
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The complete works of Chuang Tzu
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108-109) Another important source for the study of interality is "The Secret of Caring for Life" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), which is the third chapter of The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu
. The chapter tells the story of Cook Ting who cuts up oxen by running his knife through intervals, without touching ligaments, tendons, or joints, thereby keeping the knife intact after nineteen years of use, which is a parable about how to care for life.
Woodcock's knowledge of the major progenitors of Taoism, Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu
, came from two sources: the thought of Herbert Read and the writings of Oscar Wilde.