Chuang's Beliefs

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Chuang belief in sense that every human being has a soul, which is a release from the impersonal soul of the universe. Chuang believes there was no creator or God, but he did believe in Tao, Way or One, from which the Heaven and Earth derived. The One transfused everything in the universe from the lowest to the highest. The individual could reach spiritual unity with this One by achieving complete emptiness a state free of worries or selfish desires, but open to impressions exceeding all individual material objects. He talks about the idea of recantation and how we are in a dream like stat not knowing truly whom we are or whom we were. An example of this statement is “Once I, Chuang Tzu, dreamed I was a butterfly and was happy as a butterfly.

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