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C. R. BAWDEN. BURTON WATSON (tr.): Chuang tzu basic writings. (Unesco Collection of Representative Works, Chinese. Series.) xii, pp. New York and. Works Of Chuang Tzu Translated by Burton Watson . Hui Tzu10 said to Chuang Tzu, “The king of Wei gave me some seeds of a huge gourd. I planted them, and when For both, the thing that is basic no longer exists. When women are. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings

His bounty enriches ten thousand ages but he has no love for men. These are called the Eight Virtues. Everything has its “that,” everything has its “this.

What kind of a dreary question is that! I stand there holding the knife and look all around me, completely satisfied and reluctant to move on, and then I wipe off the knife and put it away.

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Another change and she had a body. I felt completely crushed, as though I’d suffered a loss and didn’t have anyone left to enjoy my state with. And Burton Watson’s lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers. Burton Watson is the go to resource for translation of Zhuangzi. But do such things as completion and injury really exist, or do they not? Leave off, leave off – this teaching men virtue! If he can understand this, he may be called the Reservoir of Heaven.


Therefore, when the sage calls out the troops, he may overthrow nations but he will not lose the hearts of the people.

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Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings by Zhuangzi

Ch’i will probably treat me with great honor but will be in no hurry to do anything more. Wqtson I try to impose some rule on him, I will endanger myself. Yes, he was a Taoist. Sima Qian started this whole thing of calling Laozi and Zhuangzi “Taoists”, like they shared the same world view and argued the same ideas.

Since he has the form of a man, he bands together with other men. If discriminations are put into words, they do not suffice. Ch’ang Chi said, “If he’s lost a foot and is still superior to the Master, then how far above the common watsoon of men he must be!

You have too many policies and plans and you haven’t seen what is needed. Jan 15, Tim rated it it was amazing. Of the Chinese classics I’ve read this is not only the most subtle and profound, it’s sometimes absolutely hilarious. A large number of Zhuangzi fragments dating from the early Tang dynasty were discovered among the Dunhuang manuscripts in the early 20th century by the expeditions of Hungarian-British explorer Aurel Stein and French Sinologist Paul Pelliot. Or can they not be said to have attained completion?

What was simple in the beginning acquires monstrous proportions in the end. Men claim that Mao-ch’iang and Lady Li were beautiful, but if fish saw them they would dive to the bottom of the stream, if birds saw them they would fly away, and if deer saw them they would break into a run.


It was broad enough to shelter several thousand oxen and measured a hundred spans around, towering above the hills. With a crippled body, he’s still able to look after himself and finish out the years Heaven gave him.

You may put on a fine outward show and seem very impressive, but you can’t avoid having an uncertain look on your face, any more than an ordinary man can. Master Sang-hu, Meng-tzu Fan, and Master Chin-chang, three friends, said to each other, “Who can join with others without joining with others? But may I ask about the piping of Heaven?

Chinese characters represent not only the phonetics but also the meanings, and many modern Japanese translations of Chinese classics contain the original text to assist deeper understanding–even though I don’t speak Chinese, I know the meanings of the characters.

His knowledge was able to climb all the way up to the Way like this.

To use an attribute to show that basoc are not attributes is not as good as using a non-attribute to show that attributes are not attributes. It was stupid of me to send you to offer condolences. When a man has had his feet amputated, he doesn’t care much about shoes.