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Zhuangzi Quote: When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten. When the belt fits, the belly is forgotten. When the heart is right,
Quotes about Zhuangzi: When affirmation and negation came into being, Tao faded. After Tao faded, then came one-sided attachments.
Quote about Zhuangzi: The Way is to man as rivers and lakes are to fish, the natural condition of life.
Zhuangzi Sayings: Big? Sure. But, he can't catch mice! So for your big tree. No use? Then plant it in the wasteland - in emptiness. Walk idly around it and rest under it's shadow. No axe or saw prepares its end. No one will ever cut it down. Useless? You should worry!.
Zhuangzi Saying: There is no bandit so powerful as Nature. The interaction of the positive and the negative principles, which produces the visible universe. In the whole universe there is no escape from it.
Sayings about Zhuangzi: The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The hearing of the understanding is another. But the hearing of the spirit is not limited to any one faculty to the ear, or to the mind.
Saying about Zhuangzi: Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty and waits on all things.
Zhuangzi Quotes: If a man is crossing the river and an empty boat collides with his skiff, even though he is a bad tempered man he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the other boat he will scream and shout and curse at the man to steer clear. If you can empty your own boat crossing the river of the world, no one will oppose you, no one will seek to harm you. Thus is the perfect man - his boat is empty.
Zhuangzi Quote: When an archer shoots for enjoyment, he has all his skill; when he shoots for a brass buckle, he gets nervous; when he shoots for a prize of gold, he begins to see two targets.
Quotes about Zhuangzi: Your mind must become one, do not try to understand with your ears but with your heart. Indeed, not with your heart but with your soul.
Zhuangzi Sayings: It is only when the formed learns from the unformed that there is understanding.
Zhuangzi Saying: He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.
Saying about Zhuangzi: There may be difficulty at the moment, but I will not lose the Virtue that I possess. It is when the ice and snow are on them that we see the strength of the cypress and the pine. I am grateful for this trouble around me, because it gives me an opportunity to realize how fortunate I am.
Zhuangzi Quotes: Heaven does without doing through its purity, Earth does without doing through its calmness.
Quotes about Zhuangzi: He who dreams ... does not know he is dreaming... . Only when he awakens does he know he has dreamt. But there is also the great awakening (ta-chiao), and then we see that [everything] here is nothing but a great dream. Of course, the fools believe that they are already awake-what foolishness! Confucius and you, both of you, are dreams; and I, who tell you this, am also a dream.
Quote about Zhuangzi: Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know. Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite. Wander where there is no path. Be all that heaven gave you, but act as though you have received nothing. Be empty, that is all.