Ever heard of Yang Chu, the founder of the school of thought called Yangism? I haven’t heard of him until recently and I found his thought to parallel loosely Zhuangzi’s thought (which would mean that I find it more or less agreeable). But Yang and I do find some implications of it to be in need of more thought so that we may understand it more so, instead of the readily seen superficial meaning. He taught three major tenets: Keeping one’s nature intact, Not letting the body be tied by other things, and Protecting one’s genuineness.
Homesickness Enhancing My Sympathy
When freshmen semester started, I was despondent about being away from home and family. I was told that homesickness (still I just suppose I was homesick.) is inevitable and it fades. Nonetheless during this period of reflection about the easiness of pre-college life, I inconsistently concentrated on resisting the emotion-with. Continue reading Feeling Sorry For the Disabled
This post might be a little longer than usual because I think it’s important to show you how Yang and I started practicing Taoism or “Zhuangzism” to be technical but not-so-eloquent. Continue reading How Two Brothers Became Taoist
The Tao is usually translated as the Way or Flow. Zhuangzi wrote that trying to describe the Tao leads a person astray and proves that he does not know the Tao. That I’m writing about it is proof that I don’t know all of it, but I know what is certain about the Tao: that it’s what makes leaves fall in August, what dampens clothes from an unexpected summer storm. Continue reading Our Understanding of The Zhuangzi