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Why Love and Morality are the Best and the Worst Things We Do: Zhuangzi and the Spitting Fishes

Brook Ziporyn | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Brook Ziporyn

"When the springs dry up, the fish have to cluster together on the shore, gasping on each other to keep damp and spitting on each other to stay wet. B...

Floating in Dao: Zhuangzi's Tumultuous Tranquility

Brook Ziporyn | Posted 12.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brook Ziporyn

The world? It's something to deal with and find a place in and live your life in, possibly to make a better place. Nature? It's something to study...

Death and the Atheist Mystic: Zhuangzi's Last Words

Brook Ziporyn | Posted 11.06.2016 | Religion
Brook Ziporyn

Bias means limitation. It means finitude. It means non-omnipresence: that this is only happening here, not anywhere else; only going in this direction, not any other direction; only serving this use, not any other use.

Chuang-tzu: The Tao Of Perfect Happiness

Livia Kohn, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2011 | Religion
Livia Kohn, Ph.D.

"What I mean... is that the person does not allow likes and dislikes to enter and burden his social self, but always goes along with his inherent naturalness, never trying to improve on life."

Dogs Crow, Cocks Bark

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Small Knowledge said: "Ji Zhen holds that the world was not created by anything, and Jiezi holds that it was created by something. Which is correct an...