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Teachings of Chuang Tzu: Chapter 13, The Heaven's Tao, Part 2 of 4

2019-12-05
Language:Chinese(正體中文)

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Today, we present to you an excerpt from Chapter 13, “Heavenly Tao” from the teachings Chuang Tzu. "The virtue of emperors and kings is to take the Heavens and the Earth as their Lord, to take Tao (the Way) and Te (morals) as their guiding principles, and to take non-action as their norm." "Those above must be without actions in order to use the world. Those below must take actions in order to be used by the world. This is the unchangeable principle." "'The virtue of emperors and kings corresponds with the Heavens and the Earth. 'This is the way to jump on the chariot of the Heavens and the Earth, harness all living things to it, and make use of the joint efforts of everyone." "In the transformations and growth of all things, every bud and feature has its proper form; and in this we have their gradual maturing and decay, the constant flow of transformation and change. Thus, since Heavens and Earth, which are most spirit-like, are distinguished as more honorable and less, and by precedence and sequence, how much more must we look for this in the way of men!
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