By Siroj Sorajjakool,John Cobb

ISBN-10: 1599471531

ISBN-13: 9781599471532

"Words,"writes Chuang Tzu, "are for catching rules; as soon as you've gotten stuck the assumption, you could overlook the words." In Do Nothing, writer Siroj Sorajjakool lends us a few of his insightful phrases to assist us all "catch" the provocative principles of 1 of China's most vital literary and philosophical giants—one who emerged at a time while China had numerous such giants philosophizing on Tao or "the Way."

Though his considering dates again to the fourth century, Chuang Tzu's Tao has profound implications for our smooth lives. He welcomes an lifestyles that's greatly faraway from a dead ringer for normalcy that society frequently initiatives, in which the person should always try for extra, regularly search better productiveness, and continuously attempt to greater him or herself and his or her position in existence. Chuang Tzu could posit that the definitions of normalcy, luck, and happiness are arbitrarily assigned and that our inflexible and unquestioning adherence to those so-called "norms" results in existential restlessness and unease. rather than striving, he could say, be nonetheless. rather than buying, include nothingness. rather than looking to comprehend the limitlessness of the universe in the course of your short and very restricted life, benefit from the ask yourself of it.

Siroj Sorajjakool means that after we can embody nothingness, we endure a non secular transformation that liberates us to work out extra truly and actually locate ourselves. He bargains a truly own exploration of Chuang Tzu's Tao, first in its ancient and literary context, after which within the context of our twenty-first century lifestyles. What emerges is a releasing and hugely readable meditation at the many classes we will "catch" from Chuang Tzu on how we view our aspirations, our joys and sorrows, our successes and screw ups, and what it capacity to be a precious person.

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