“The True Man of ancient times knew nothing of loving life, knew nothing of hating death. He emerged…”

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“The True Man of ancient times knew nothing of loving life, knew nothing of hating death. He emerged without delight; he went back in without a fuss. He came briskly, he went briskly, and that was all. He didn’t forget where he began; he didn’t try to find out where he would end. He received something and took pleasure in it; he forgot about it and handed it back again.”

Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Zhuangzi, Watson tr. (Ch 6)

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