Yin and Yang
He whose rule of life is in himself does not act for the sake of a
name. He whose rule is outside himself has his will set on extensive acquisition. He who does not act for the sake of a name emits a light even in his ordinary conduct; he whose will is set on extensive acquisition is but a trafficker. Men see how he stands on tiptoe, while he thinks that he is overtopping others. Things enter (and take possession of) him who (tries to) make himself exhaustively (acquainted with them), while when one is
indifferent to them, they do not find any lodgment in his person. And how can other men find such lodgment? But when one denies lodgment to men, there are none who feel attachment to him. In this condition he is cut off from other men. Notes: 2. One of the two famous swords made for Ho-lu, the king of Wu; very marvellous, but evidently, and acknowledged to be, fabulous.
2. One of the two famous swords made for Ho-lu, the king of Wu; very marvellous, but evidently, and acknowledged to be, fabulous.
The Regular Method of Guarding Ones Life, from Chuang-tzu
The Characteristics of the Perfect Man, from Chuang-tzu
Knowledge Asked the Yellow Emperor, from Chuang-tzu
The Story of Tung-men Wu, from Lieh-tzu
Destiny and Free Will, from Lieh-tzu
Note about Tao, by Lionel Giles
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