Translated by Burton Watson. The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for over two thousand years. And Burton Watson’s lucid. Translated by Burton Watson. Foreword by Wm. Theodore de Bary. This is one of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition – impressive for both its. Burton Watson, Associate Professor of Chinese at Columbia Uni- versity, is the author of look at the “imitations” of passages in the Chuang Tzu pre- pared by.

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Burton Watson (ed.), The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu – PhilPapers

Forget the years; forget distinctions. What one calls right the other calls wrong; what one calls wrong the other calls right. Mountain, [and when he got home] north of the Fen. It would show itself differently each time. My one big suggestion if you read Zhuangzi or any of these books really: Confucius said, “What do you mean by that?

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Those at the next stage thought there were boundaries but recognized no right and wrong. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Confucius said, “In the world, there are two great decrees: How much more, then, is possible for a man who governs Heaven and earth, stores up the ten thousand things, lets the six parts of his body2 be only a dwelling, makes ornaments of his ears and eyes, unifies the knowledge of what he knows, and in his mind never tastes death.


When a man has been killed in battle and people come to bury him, he has no use for his medals.

Burton Chuang-tzu & Watson, The Complete Works. Translated by Burton Watson – PhilPapers

Ordinary men wztson among them and parade their discriminations before others. The back of the P’eng measures I don’t know how many thousand li across and, when he rises up and flies off, his wings are like clouds all over the sky. It guards what is inside and shows no movement outside.

What business5 do you have coming with this talk of governing the world and disturbing my mind? You may go and play in his bird cage, but never be moved by fame. If he had only mounted on the truth of Heaven and Earth, ridden the changes of the six breaths, and thus wandered through the boundless, then what would he have tu to depend on?

I’ve read this a number of times and I’ve read other translations In the old days, this was called being freed from the bonds of God. Now there’s Pu-liang Yi – he has the talent of a sage but not the Way of a sage, whereas I have the Way of a bugton but not the talent of a sage.

When the monkey trainer was handing out acorns, he said, “You get three in the morning and chuant at night. Things all must have that which is so; things all must have that which is acceptable.

Among the questions of T’ang to Ch’i we find the same thing. What fault is it of button What is he going to make of you next? In loving their mother, they loved not her body but the thing that moved her body.


They are the long-lived. They forget liver and gall, cast aside ears and eyes, turning and revolving, ending and beginning again, unaware of where they start or finish.

The Complete Works. Translated by Burton Watson

Sometimes he thought he was a horse; sometimes he thought he was a tz. So long as it doesn’t come forth, nothing happens.

Yi Erh-tzu went to see Hsu Yu. There’s no life left in him – he won’t last the week. To use an attribute to show that attributes are not attributes is not as good as using a non-attribute to show that attributes are not attributes.

Confucius said, “Meng-sun did all there was to do. Chuang Tzu defies definition. But things including our desires are themselves nothings.

But that will be as far as it goes. But set the cup there and it will stick fast, for the water is too shallow and the boat too large. The Sun and Moon got it and from ancient times have never rested. It’s not that the gourds weren’t fantastically big – but I decided they were no use and so I smashed bufton to pieces.