Like Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu is named as both the author of Taoist texts appearing in the late Warring States period of ancient China (4th century B.C.E.)
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As with many spiritual texts from ancient times, the teachings attributed to Chuang Tzu are a mixed bag.
We know fewer things about Chuang-tzu than about Lao-tzu . The main source of information is once again the historian Ssu-ma Ch’ien.
Chuang Tzu (399 – 295 B.C.) has always been an influential Chinese philosopher.
by Chuang Tzu, Translated by Burton Watson: IN THE NORTHERN DARKNESS there is a fish and his name is K’un.1
by Chuang Tzu, Translated by Burton Watson: EXTERNAL THINGS CANNOT be counted on. Hence Lung-feng was executed, Pi Kan was sentenced to death,
by Chuang Tzu: In the Northern Ocean there is a fish, the name of which is Khwan,– I do not know how many lî in size. I
by Chuang Tzu: When wood rubs against wood, flames spring up. When metal remains by the side of fire, it melts and flows away.
by Chuang Tzu: IS THERE SUCH A THING as perfect happiness in the world or isn’t there? Is there some way to keep yourself alive or isn’t there? What to do, what to rely on, what to avoid, what to stick by, what to follow, what to leave alone, what to find happiness in, what […]
by Chuang Tzu: HORSES’ HOOFS ARE MADE for treading frost and snow, their coats for keeping out wind and cold.