Zhuangzi

Zhuangzi

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eBook - 2003
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Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of people -- known as Zhuanzi (369?-286? B.C.), in the text of the same name. In order to be free, individuals must discard rigid conventions that distinguish good from bad, right from wrong, and follow a course of action not founded on motives of gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780231521338
0231521332
Characteristics: 1 online resource (179 pages)
Additional Contributors: Watson, Burton 1925-

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