Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chuang Tzu - “No-Self” is “True-Self”

“The person in whom Tao acts without impediment
harms no other being by their actions
yet they do not know themselves to be “kind”, to be “gentle”… .
(They) do not bother with their own interests and do not despise others who do.
They do not struggle to make money and does not make a virtue of poverty.
They go their way without relying on others
and do not pride themselves on walking alone.
While they do not follow the crowd they won’t complain of those who do.
Rank and reward make no appeal to them; disgrace and shame do not deter them.
They are not always looking for right and wrong, always deciding “Yes” or “No.”
The ancients said, therefore:
The person of Tao remains unknown. Perfect virtue produces nothing.
“No-Self” is “True-Self”. And the greatest person is Nobody.”

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