THE INDIFFERENCE OF BIRDS: Daily Reflections on the Philosophy of Zhuangzi by Scott  P BradleyTHE INDIFFERENCE OF BIRDS: Daily Reflections on the Philosophy of Zhuangzi by Scott  P Bradley

THE INDIFFERENCE OF BIRDS: Daily Reflections on the Philosophy of Zhuangzi

byScott P Bradley

Paperback | October 10, 2016

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The writings of the Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi (Chuang-Tzu) have been inspiring philosophers and spiritual seekers for more than two millennia. His purposeful ambiguity and playfulness allow for endless re-interpretations in new personal and historical contexts.

His suggestion of a mysticism innocent of all metaphysics and religious belief, as well as his incisive critique of the inability of reason to guide us, make him especially relevant in today’s post-modern world.

This present work is the product of years of engagement with Zhuangzian philosophy and represents the evolution of yet another personal dao—a philosophy of life—inspired by this most playful of philosophers. As such, it offers itself as only a suggestive possibility; it hopes to inspire others who are so inclined to “evolve along their own daos.”

Since the text originally appeared as blog-posts, the format is designed to provide measured reflections on the philosophy of Zhuangzi that can be read in just a few minutes, while inspiring prolonged thoughtful meditation.

Title:THE INDIFFERENCE OF BIRDS: Daily Reflections on the Philosophy of ZhuangziFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:436 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:October 10, 2016Publisher:BookLocker.com IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634917820

ISBN - 13:9781634917827

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTIONSERIAL REFLECTIONSA NEW PHILOSOPHICAL DAOISM I - XIIICOSMO-CENTRISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE I - XII WANT TO BE A SAGE I - XVDISCOMBOBULATED DE I - VTHE INDIFFERENCE OR BIRDS I - XIPUNISHED BY HEAVEN I - VIIMAGINATIVE MEDITATION I - VCIRCUMSTANCE AND OPPORTUNITY I - XIIICATCH THE FISH, FORGET THE TRAP I - IVHUMAN NATURE I - VIIHAVING A GOOD LAUGH I - IVIDOLATRY I - IVYIN/YANG I - VION BEING SELF-SO (ZIRAN) I - VIIIWANDERING I - VTHE NUMINOUS RESERVOIR I - VIIRELIGIOUS-MINDEDNESS I - IITHE EMPTY CENTER I - VA DAOIST EXISTENTIALISM I - VIICHAOS LIVES I - VIMY DEATH IS GOOD I - IVWALKING TWO ROADS I - VONE I - VNON-BEING THE CHANGE I - IVUSING THE LIGHT I - IVWRITING PRACTICE I - IIITHE PROBLEM OF GOOD I - VIIWORDS I - XMISCELLANEOUS REFLECTIONSON THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE MADTHAT SCARY THING CALLED MYSTICISMSCIENCE AND THE RELIGIOUS MINDTRANSFORMATIVE RECONTEXTUALIZATIONWAS ZHUANGZI A GREAT SAGE?WAS ZHUANGZI A PHILOSOPHER?ZHUANGZI WAS NOT A DAOISTZHUANGZI WAS A BULL-SHIT ARTISTPOSTSCRIPT