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It is said that Yang Zhu would not pluck a hair from his body to benefit the world.

Discussion in 'Taoism DIR' started by The Reverend Bob, May 21, 2019.

  1. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Well-Known Member

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    Is there any reason why Yang Zhu should?
     
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    dingdao The eternal Tao cannot be told - Tao Te Ching

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    I had to look him up.

    We have arrived at the intersection of Kung Fu Tse and Liezi.

    No.
     
  3. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Well-Known Member

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    May I ask why?
     
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    dingdao The eternal Tao cannot be told - Tao Te Ching

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    The act of plucking a hair from your body to benefit the world is purely symbolic. Yang Zhu's argument was actually not interferring is the course of events in the world. If you try, you are almost always doomed to failure. If you don't try, you will never fail and might accidentally make a difference.
     
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  5. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Well-Known Member

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    Sort of like that saying "The Road to Hell is paved with good intentions"
     
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