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What Does The Great And Venerable Teacher Mean

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Within chapter six of Zhuangzi called “The Great and Venerable Teacher” Master Yu suddenly falls ill but his attitude toward this turn of events is peaceful. He is asked by Master Si if he resents the fact that the Creator made him crookedly and to this Master Yu says, “Why no, what would I resent?” (Zhuangzi, 1391). His peace comes from the knowledge that life will flow how it is supposed to and there is no reason to be bitter, or resent, something that is inevitable. He makes this extremely clear when he says, “I received life because the time had come; I will lose it because the order of things passes on. Be content with this time and dwell in this order and then neither sorrow nor joy can touch you. In ancient times this was called the
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