Ideas of Chuang Tzu, by Theme

[Chinese, 369 - 286 BCE, Born at Meng, in China. A minor court official.]

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1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 1. Nature of Wisdom
Words of wisdom are precise and clear
1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 6. Despair over Philosophy
Don't even start, let's just stay put
2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 1. Dialectic
Disagreement means you do not understand at all
2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 3. Eristic
If you beat me in argument, does that mean you are right?
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 4. Existence as One
As all life is one, what need is there for words?
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 1. Knowledge
Do not try to do things, or to master knowledge; just be empty
13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 5. Dream Scepticism
Did Chuang Tzu dream he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dream he was Chuang Tzu?
16. Persons / B. Concept of the Self / 6. Denial of the Self
To see with true clarity, your self must irrelevant
The perfect man has no self
19. Language / B. Meaning / 12. Denial of Meanings
If words can't be defined, they may just be the chirruping of chicks
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / d. Courage
Great courage is not violent
29. Religion / D. Spiritual Disciplines / 2. Taoism
Go with the flow, and be one with the void of Heaven
Fish forget about each other in the pond and forget each other in the Tao