Quotes from Chuang Tsu

zhuangzi9664“The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present.”

Chuang Tsu also said, “All theories are false.” This statement is about theories relating to life. It is such a clever summary of Jnana Yoga. The intellect is a mechanism that operates with fragments and parts and points of view and thus cannot see the whole. The whole cannot be found by analysing parts, except to discard them. Wholeness is found prior to the arising of the intellect, as Being, the silent consciousness that observes the functioning of the mind and its contents.


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