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Zhuang Zhou



Zhuang Zhou (also known as Chuang Tsu or Chuang Tzu, 369–286 BCE) was a Chinese philosopher and early interpreter of Taoism. His work, the Zhuangzi, is considered one of the definitive texts of Taoism, and his teachings were influential in the development of Chinese Buddhism.

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Zhuangzi on Oneness: How to See the Infinite in Life

In this episode of Enlightenment Today I will explain Zhuangzi's natural philosophy of oneness. This is the ability to perceive the infinite in all things, which allows us to experientially feel the actual unity of life deep within our heart-mind.

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The Way of Chuang Tzu

Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C.

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What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About Dealing with Our Own Grief

As much as we all know about the inevitability of death, we are often unable to deal with the loss of a loved one.

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Zhuangzi: The Complete Writings

Brook Ziporyn's carefully crafted, richly annotated translation of the complete writings of Zhuangzi—including a lucid Introduction, a Glossary of Essential Terms, and a Bibliography—provides readers with an engaging and provocative deep dive into this magical work.

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The Tao of Happiness: Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey

Chuang Tzu’s wisdom is not just for Eastern culture, but for all of humanity. We may not have the instability or the clash of massive armies indicative of Chuang Tzu’s time, but we have a lot of stress and tension in our modern world.

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Zhuangzi: Basic Writings

Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving.

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Death in Classical Daoist Thought

Bernard Down explains how two ancient Chinese philosophers explored new perspectives on matters of life and death.

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Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to...

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Alan Watts: The Words of Zhuang Zhou

This video is only the words and voice of Alan Watts, with a photo of him. He talks about the philosophy of Zhuang Zhou, showing the middle way, the play back and forth between extremes to awaken the mind.

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Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters

Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters is a companion volume to Gia-fu Feng and Jane English’s translation of Tao Te Ching, which has enjoyed great success since its publication in 1972. Very little is known about Chuang Tsu, and that little is inextricably woven into legend.

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