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Has anyone here heard about Zhuangzi (aka Chuang Tzu)? He is one of the founders of Taoism, and well known as a skeptical thinker. There is a three part book called Zhuangzi that uses monologues, anecdotes, metaphors, etc to make you think or prove a philosophical point, and covers a lot of the same topics that Buddha does. As in Buddhism, a secular would have to understand that some of the words are just a representation of the culture at the time and are not really important for the view he is trying to express. It's a good book! I recommend it. To those who have read it, what did you think?

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Am I Zhuangzi dreaming I'm a butterfly or am I a butterfly dreaming I'm Zhuangzi?

 

I've been a fan of Zhuangzi for quite some time. He is simply a lot of fun.

I think the Taoists have much more in common with the Greco-Roman Stoics than with Buddhists.  The Taoist "superior man" has much in common with the stoicism of Seneca and others.

thank you for sharing.. haven't read it but now I'll look for it :)

 

Sorry I just got to this now. Thanks for the replies. I have not read about Stoicism but I will now!

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