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Chuang Tzu Chuang Tzu Zhuangzi, 369 286 B.C was a leading thinker representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth the early ides of what was to become the Taoist school Central in these is the belief that only by understanding Tao the Way of Nature and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and be truly free, in both life and death Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, making sportive use of both mythlogical and historical personages including even Confucius , the book which bears Chuang Tzu s name has for centuries been savored by Chinese readers.This translation, by Burton Watson, of Chuang Tzu s basic writings includes the seven inner chapters, which form the heart of the book, three of the outer chapters, and one of the miscellaneous chapters An introduction places the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought. Best Download [ Chuang Tzu ] author [ Chaung Tzu ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  1. This book contains the inner chapters, not the entire Chuang Tzu, but generally considered the essential and least corrupt chapters It s one of my favorite books, and after reading Watson s translation I m unable to read anyone else s it s wonderful and there are quite a few weak versions, and weaker paraphrases Of the Chinese classics I ve read this is not only the most subtle and profound, it s sometimes absolutely hilarious His parodies of Confucianism are a riot, his magical unreali This book contains the inner chapters, not the entire Chuang Tzu, but generally considered the essential and least corrupt chapters It s one of my favorite books, and after reading Watson s translation I m unable to read anyone else s it s wonderful and there are quite a few weak versions, and weaker paraphrases Of the Chinese classics I ve read this is not only the most subtle and profound, it s sometimes absolutely hilarious His parodies of Confucianism are a riot, his...

  2. GR keeps asking me if I ve read this book because I ve read Tao Te Ching Well, I have read Chuang Tzu s writings in Japanese translation that comes with the original Chinese texts and footnotes Chinese characters represent not only the phonetics but also the meanings, and many modern Japanese translations of Chinese classics contain the original text to assist deeper understanding even though I don t speak Chinese, I know the meanings of the characters We ve been reading such classics for g GR keeps asking me if I ve read this book because I ve read Tao Te Ching Well, I have read Chuang Tzu s writings in Japanese translation that comes with the original Chinese texts and footnotes Chinese characters represent not only the phonetics but also the meanings, and many modern Japanese translations of Chinese classics contain the original text to assist deeper understanding even though I don t speak Chinese, I know the meanings of the characters We ve been reading such classics for generations it...

  3. I can t decide if I learnt something, or nothing at all.This book has a mystic s tone, in just the same way that Wittgenstein s TLP does As a translation, Burton Watson makes a great companion and the foreword provides the necessary context to read the work, illuminative for those who are unfamiliar with Eastern philosophy His many footnotes were helpful in understanding the text as well.As a philosophy, readers from the western analytic tradition might be left uncomfortable The work is a bit I can t decide if I learnt something, or nothing at all.This book has a mystic s tone, in just the same way that Wittgenstein s TLP does As a translation, Burton Watson makes a great companion and the foreword provides the necessary context to read the work, illuminative for those who are unfamiliar with Eastern philosophy His many footnotes were helpful in understanding the text as well.As a philosophy, readers from the western analytic tradition might be left uncomfortable The work is a bit ob...

  4. I ve read this a number of times and I ve read other translations for me Burton Watson is the best the humor shines through and the language Watson uses in his translation is clear and precise He also provides useful footnotes which are located on the same page as the textHere s a famous sample using the famous cleaver illustration However, whenever I come to a complicated place, I size up the difficulties, tell myself to watch out and be careful, keep my eyes on what I m doing, work I ve read this a number of times and I ve read other translations for me Burton Watson is the best the humor shines through and the language Watson uses in his translation is clear and precise He also provides useful footnotes which are located on the same page as the textHere s a famous sample using the famous cleaver illustration However, whenever I come to a complicated place, I size up the difficulties, tell myself to watch out and be careful, keep my eyes on what I m doing, work very slowly, and move the knife with the greatest subtlety, until...

  5. I almost felt like putting this on the fantasy shelf, so much of it was so purely fanciful Chuang tzu is, in the words of my prof, a wild literary ride Daoist in affiliation, this book is actually pretty drastically different from Lao tzu s, and muchof the mystical side The only reason why it s at 4 and not 5 stars is the lack of cohesiveness which plagues these 2000 year old texts It can be a little hard to focus your attention at times when the thing is jumping all over the plac I almost felt like putting this on the fantasy shelf, so much of it was so purely fanciful Chuang tzu is, in the words of my prof, a wild literary ride Daoist in affiliation, this book is actually pretty drastically different from Lao tzu s, and muchof the mystical side The only reason why it s at 4 and not 5 stars is the lack of cohesiveness which plagues these 2000 year old texts It can be a little hard to focus your attention at times when the thing is jumping a...

  6. I found this to be a nice discussion of Taoism, worlds easier to extract meaning from than the Tao Te Ching, though not quite as clear as the Tao of Pooh It has all the trappings of ancient philosophy parables, dialogues, and very poor logical constructions though, unlike in Plato, these are essentially irrelevant for Zhuangzi the point is never expressed in logical terms, but rather by illustration in analogy and parable The parables are somewhat repetitious, both in tone and in ideas, an I found this to be a nice discussion of Taoism, worlds easier to extract meaning from than the Tao Te Ching, though not quite as clear as the Tao of Pooh It has all the trappings of ancient philosophy parables, dialogues, and very poor logical constructions though, unlike in Plato, these are essentially irrelevant for Zhuangzi the point is never expressed in logical terms, but rather by illustration in analogy and parable The parables are somewhat repetitious, both in tone and in ideas, and sometimes parables are explicitly repeated in slightly altered form They express three central ideas 1 That Virtue happiness, lack of suffering, contentment is to be found in a middle way, which makes no pretense to glory, riches, or power, nor to asceticism or isolation It advocates acceptance of your lot in life as the truest road to happiness.2 That fate is the ultimate determinant of the life you live You are given a body, a society, a mind, etc...

  7. It doesn t matter what your worldview is Chuang Tzu is good food for the mind.The basic allure is in the concept of casting offeverything Our deepest thoughts and considerations are almost always blocked by certain premises that we are unable to see through Chuang Tzu escapes these barriers, in a thrilling and powerful way At its basic level, The Way according to Chuang Tzu is not anchored in anything Physical circumstance, metaphysical reality these do not, well, MATTER The Way is a It doesn t matter what your worldview is Chuang Tzu is good food for the mind.The basic allure is in the concept of casting offeverything Our deepest thoughts and considerations are almost always blocked by certain premises that we are unable to see through Chuang Tzu escapes these barriers, in a thrilling and powerful way At its basic level, The Way according to Chuang Tzu is not anchored in anything Physical circumstance, metaphysical reality these do not, well, MATTER The Way is a philosophy that goes beyond all of this, rooted in nothing but the detached mind There is no seeking, only understanding There is no high, no low, only acceptance It is a worldview as as expansive and daring as any other That doesn t mean I ll be following this Way anytim...

  8. Ursula K LeGuin s Lathe of Heaven has a few quotes by Chuang Tzu inside namely the one about a man dreaming he s a butterfly, who when waking questions if he s now a butterfly dreaming he s a man This book is a collection of mind bending parables about imaginary creatures, arguments be...

  9. Chuang Tzu is a book on Taoist philosophy This particular translation is part of the Basic Writing series from Burton Watson The introduction written by him advises the reader against systematic analysis of the work itself because it is a mystic text It is not to be analyzed and studied but reflected upon and understood I agree with him Looking for meaning in each line, paragraph, page etc is bound to be frustrating I don t see it as written that way It sof gestalt sort of thing Chuang Tzu is a book on Taoist philosophy This particular translation is part of the Basic Writing series from Burton Watson The introduction written by him advises the reader against systematic analysis of the work itself because it is a mystic text It is not to be analyzed and studied but reflected upon and understood I agree with him Looking for meaning in each line, paragraph, page etc is bound to be frustrating I don t see it as written that way It sof gestalt sort of thing You have to read it with an open mind, without preconceptions, to get anything For me, personally, it resembles some of the martial art books that I ve read I see themes of the empty mind, value of intuition muscle memory and the importance of detachment and focus It s been kind of hard to write this review because of the...