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 Chuang Tzu - “I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.”
 Chuang Tzu - “Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.”
 Chuang Tzu - “Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.”
 Chuang Tzu - “All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what”
 Chuang Tzu - “Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious.”
 Chuang Tzu - “Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature”
 Chuang Tzu - “Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
 Chuang Tzu - “Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without for much knowledge is a curse”
 Chuang Tzu - “Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
 Chuang Tzu - “I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man”
 Chuang Tzu - “I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky then I awoke. Now I wonder Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man”
 Chuang Tzu - “There is nothing under the canopy of heaven greater than the tip of a bird's down in autumn, while the T'ai Mountain is small. Neither is there any longer life than that of a child cut off in infancy, while P'eng Tsu himself died young. The universe and I came into being together I and everything therein are One.”
 Chuang Tzu - “We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.”
 Chuang Tzu - “You will always find an answer in the sound of water. Chuang-Tse”
 Chuang Tzu - “You will always find an answer in the sound of water.Chuang-Tse”
 Chuang Tzu - “The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror.It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.”
 Chuang Tzu - “When there is no more separation between 'this' and 'that,' it is called the still-point of the Tao. At the still point in the center of the circle one can see the infinite in all things.”
 Chuang Tzu - “To regard the fundamental as the essence, to regard things as coarse, to regard accumulation as deficiency, and to dwell quietly alone with the spiritual and the intelligent herein lie the techniques of Tao of the ancients.”
 Chuang Tzu - “Three Friends There were three friends Discussing life. One said 'Can we live together and know nothing of it Work together and produce nothing Can people fly around in space and still forget to exist World without end' The three friends looked at each other and burst out laughing. They had no explanation. Thus they were better friends than before. Then one friend died. Confucius sent a disciple to help the other two Chant the traditional funeral ritual. His disciple found that one of them had composed a song. While the other played the lute, They sang 'Hey, Sung Hu Where'd you go You have gone Where you were before. And we are here Damn it We are here' Then the disciple of Confucius burst in on them and exclaimed 'May I inquire where in the funeral ritual it allows you to sing so irreverently in the presence of the departed' The two friends looked at each other, smiled, and said 'Well trained in liturgy, but the poor fellow doesn't understand life and death'”
 Chuang Tzu - “When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets He is out of his mind His skill has not changed. But the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting And the need to win drains him of power.”
 Chuang Tzu - “When he tries to extend his power over objects, those objects gain control of him. He who is controlled by objects loses possession of his inner self... Prisoners in the world of object, they have no choice but to submit to the demands of matter They are pressed down and crushed by external forces fashion, the market, events, public opinion. Never in a whole lifetime do they recover their right mind... What a pity”
 Chuang Tzu - “You train your eye and your vision lusts after color. You train your ear, and you long for delightful sound. You delight in doing good, and your natural kindness is blown out of shape. You delight in righteousness, and you become righteous beyond all reason. You overdo liturgy, and you turn into a ham actor. Overdo your love of music, and you play corn. Love of wisdom leads to wise contriving. Love of knowledge leads to faultfinding. If men would stay as they really are, taking or leaving these eight delights would make no difference. But if they will not rest in their right state, the eight delights develop like malignant tumors. The world falls into confusion. Since men honour these delights, and lust after them, the world has gone stone-blind. When the delight is over, they still will not let go of it....”
 Chuang Tzu - “Love of colors bewilders the eye and it fails to see right. Love of harmonies bewitches the ear, and it loses its true hearing. Love of perfumes fills the head with dizziness. Love of flavors ruins the taste. Desires unsettle the heart until the original nature runs amok. These five are enemies of true life. Yet these are what men of discernment claim to live for. They are not what I live for. If this is life, then pigeons in a cage have found happiness”
 Chuang Tzu - “To name Tao is to name nothing. Tao is not the name of (something created). 'Cause' and 'chance' have no bearing on the Tao. Tao is a name that indicates without defining. Tao is beyond words and beyond things. It is not expressed either in word or in silence. Where there is no longer word or silence Tao is apprehended.”
 Chuang Tzu - “Tao is beyond words and beyond things. It is not expressed either in word or in silence. Where there is no longer word or silence Tao is apprehended.”

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