The Rambling Taoists

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Scott on Zhuangzi

Here is a list of Scott’s commentaries to date:

October 2013
Building on Zhuangzi, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 & Part 7 ♦

September 2013
A Conversion Experience, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 & Part 11Zhuangzi’s Mystical Praxis, Part 1 & Part 2The Infamous Yiming, Part 1 & Part 2The Transcendental Who?, Part 1 & Part 2If Not True, What? ♦ Total Dependence Means Total Freedom ♦ Uneven Discourses, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 ♦ It’s Just a Game ♦ Still More on the Happiness of Fish, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 ♦ Still More on the Butterfly Dream, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 ♦ Building on Zhuangzi, Part 1, Part 2

August 2013
Beyond the Human Inclinations, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, & Part 7The Great Mystery as Teacher, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12 & Part 13The Dao of Political Power, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 & Part 8To Be or Not To Be: Is Not the QuestionA Conversion Experience, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 & Part 5

July 2013
Archer Yi, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4All Things Are One, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 & Part 6Finding the Empty Room, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 & Part 6Beyond the Human Inclinations, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

June 2013
Equalizing Things, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17 & Part 18How To Nourish Life, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 & Part 6

May 2013
Everyday Nirvana, Part 1 & Part 2The Delusion of DelusionThe Beauty of Our LimitsMore on Xunzi, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3IlluminationMaking Free with WordsBirdsongWalking on AirThe Flight of Existence, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 & Part 6On Being Momentary, Part 2“By Nature Warped”Waylessness, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3At Play with Self, Part 1 & Part 2Human Nature, Part 1 & Part 2More Wind RidingEqualizing Things, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4

April 2013
Depending on Nothing, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 & Part 6More on PurposeRiding the WindBuddho-DaoismAnswering XunziWhy Be a Skeptic?Skillful LivingNature Versus Nurture, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3

March 2013
Shen Dao Revisited, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4

February 2013
Viewed from Dao: Embosoming AllViewed from Dao: Neither Long Nor Short“Fame Punishes Good Deeds”“The Earth Doesn’t Move”All Is WellThe Sage of Crippled Virtue, Part 1 & Part 2Beyond Zhuangzi?Avoiding the TigerBack on the Bridge: Knowing by StrollingBack on the Bridge: Winning by LosingMeditations on a Skull, Part 1 & Part 2A Companion to the TorrentHeaven Joins Heaven, Part 1 & Part 2Finding the Greater Constant, Part 1 & Part 2Eternal FishingThe Knowing of Not-Knowing

January 2013
Mutual TransformationConcrete Pluralistic MonismA Horse’s True Nature, Part 1 & Part 2Letting the Gold Lie Hidden, Part 1 & Part 2Adding Fuel to the FireThe Marsh Pheasant — Nourishment in Suffering, Part 1 & Part 2“One Short”Bad Lao Tzu, Part 1 & Part 2Undoing An Ox: Bloodied DaoUndoing An Ox: ThicklessnessThe Best Book EverNourishing LifeMore on ThicklessnessA Way Without Grace, Part 1 & Part 2The Outlook of ManThe Marsh Pheasant: “The Hub of All Things”The Marsh Pheasant: Wild and FreeThe Marsh Pheasant: Nothing SpecialMutual EvocationA Way Without HopeMeanwhile Back in the DreamPlay I: “Nothing for Which to Be Useful”Play II: Uselessfuliness

December 2012
On Realizing UnityMing: Lighting the WholeIndirect CommunicationAnte-AntirationalismA Position of No PositionUnderstanding as CreationLiving Death, Part 1 & Part 2From Darkness to DarknessCan Dead Ashes Frolic?Imaginative Meditation, Part 1 & Part 2Seeing YourselfMore on Parody, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4Are You P’ung?FunSinning BoldlyThe Brilliance of Dim SubmergenceWrong Again!, Part 1 & Part 2“Wu Loses Wo”, Part 1 & Part 2Step OneThe Great AwakeningNeither-Of-The-TwoZhuangzi in Relief, Part 1 & Part 2The Church of Zhuangzi

November 2012
Saying No to “No-Self”Saying No To “True Self” ♦ Saying No To a “Unitary Self”Intrawordly Mysticism: Joining the flow of Life ♦ Joining the Flow of LifeMore on the Usefulness of UselessnessZhenren: The Authentic PersonZhenzhi: Authentic KnowledgeOrdinary Mind Is DaoGetting LostMany Suns, Many DeSituated in TimelinessDwelling in the FavorableFulfill Your Destiny45/17/87-91Making Use of AmbiguityDao Is What HappensMore SelfTransformational HumorThe Positive Side of the NegativeIs There a Problem?Friendship I: Two to TangoFriendship II: Being Without BeingFriendship III: Forgetting FriendshipFriendship IV: Stimulating Personal Transformation

October 2012
On Being a QuailThe Simple Way II: Walking Two RoadsThe Simple Way III: YesFaith Is MindThe First Transmetaphysician“Dao Throughs As One”WuwuWudaiThere and Back AgainNietzsche I: Who Killed God?Nietzche IV: PerspectivismNietzsche V: Frog PerspectivesThe Grand TransparencyPlayBeyond Good and Evil RevisitedXiaoyaoyouTao Books – Liberation As Affirmation

September 2012
Duck on the RackFool’s GoldOne Tiny Ember, Part 2Occupy Yourself

August 2012
Reviving ChaosThe Ring of TruthToneThe Equality of ValueMoral SoupThe ObviousLiving Tao in an Age of Tyranny, Part 1 & Part 2StillbornThe Best of All WorldsOuch!An Audience of ZeroThe CreatorDemonic WordsNo Offense

July 2012
IntentionlessnessRooted in MysteryOn Walking Two RoadsForgetting One AnotherThe Vastest ArrangementEvery Circumstance Is HeavenThe World Simplified, Part 1 & Part 2The Clear Oneness of Heaven, Part 1 & Part 2More on FateSometimes a Horse

June 2012
The Easy WayThe Primacy of LifeCarried AlongThe Qi-Spot Revisited, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4The Joy of HemorrhoidsMore Guo: The Equality of All ThingsMore Guo: The Rightness of All ThingsHitler Was One of UsMore Guo: Spontaneity Rules, Part 1 & Part 2More Guo: Life Lives ItselfCrazy Words, Part 1, Part 2A & 2B, Part 3 & Part 4It’s All a Story, Part 1 & Part 2The Return of the Shadowy SplenderFreedom from Fame

May 2012
Beyond Life & DeathLost in the VastnessOpen HeartednessAttunedHow Sad!What Else Is There?Consciousness Big & SmallGuo Xiang: Neo-Daoist Philosopher, Part 1 & Part 2Guo Xiang: The Self-SoGuo Xiang: Vanishingly UnifyGuo Xiang: The Great Openness“I Have Lost Me”The View From DaoThis and ThatOne FingerDividing the IndivisibleSome Reckless WordsThe Murky MushJostled by the BoundlessnessYour Shadow Is Free, Part 1 & Part 2Fluttering About JoyfullyNo ObstructionsHow Things ArePlaguing Others

April 2012
Inalienable RightsWu-Wei or How Do They Do It?The Radiance RevisitedMore on “Traces”Embracing the Inevitable, Part 1On Being An InsectThe HumanThe Great UnperplexityThe Great CompletenessOn Being No OneThe Right WayGoing Viral, Part 1

March 2012
Amoral RealityGalloping After IdealsThree Points of View, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3The Great OpennessTranscending the Conundrum, Part 1 & Part 2Releasing into the Vastness, Part 1 & Part 2Deathlessness, Part 1 & Part 2The Value of OnenessThe Only RuleThe One AssertionBlurred Yet Unmuddied

January 2012
Rivers as RiversThe Tranquility of Turmoil ♦ Fleeing the World IThe NamelessThe Way of Not-KnowingMy Life Is GoodDaily RequirementsSubjective Soliloquies, Part 1 & Part 2

December 2011
A Few WordsPathsWalking Two Roads

November 2011
Thinking of You ♦ The Empty Boat ♦ Carried Along ♦ The Usefulness of Uselessness, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 ♦ The Unborrowed, Part 1 & Part 2

October 2011
Here I Stumble, Part 2 ♦ Big Bird ♦ Dreaming ♦ The Qi Spot ♦ Death I

September 2011
Shen Dao II ♦ Shen Dao III ♦ That’s It ♦ Ingrates ♦ Some Reckless Words ♦ Ten Thousand Harvests ♦ Anonymous 2B: Condemned by Heaven ♦ Linji: Trust Yourself ♦ Living With a Crowd ♦ Step Back

August 2011
Being An Ox ♦ Self-Rule ♦ A New World Order ♦ Delight in Yourself ♦ The Shadow of Shadows ♦ Achievement ♦ Unfixed

July 2011
Under Heaven: Mozi ♦ Under Heaven: Song Xing ♦ Under Heaven: Shen Dao ♦ Under Heaven: Tian Pian & Peng Meng ♦ Under Heaven: Lao Dan ♦ Under Heaven: Zhuangzi ♦ Under Heaven: Huizi ♦ Under Heaven: Passing Wind ♦ Mystical Ecology ♦ Original Nature ♦ The Great Openness ♦ Traces ♦ So What?

June 2011
Value Equality ♦ The Ecological Self ♦ Reference Free ♦ Alone ♦ Advaita II ♦ Forgetfulness, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 ♦ Higher and Lower ♦ “The World Under Heaven

May 2011
Hocus-Pocus ♦ Born Again ♦ Spillover-Goblet Words ♦ What Moves Me ♦ Faith-Crisis ♦ Mencius ♦ Ming + Mystics All

April 2011
On Being a “Man” ♦ Me First ♦ Guo Xiang, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 ♦ On Being Someone ♦ One ♦ The Hanged Man

March 2011
Was Zhuangzi A Sage? ♦ Unmoored ♦ A Man from Song ♦ Words ♦ Awakening to the Dream, Part 1 & Part 2

February 2011
The Vast Wilds of Open Nowhere ♦ Get a Life? ♦ Chirp ♦ A Declaration of Un-Dependence ♦ Chaos

August 2010
Punishing Heaven, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 & Part 10 or All 10 Parts as 1 document

May 2010
The Liberation of the Well-Frog ♦ The Happiness of Fish + Walking in the Nameless, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 & Part 7 or All 7 parts as 1 document ♦ Flying Without Wings, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 & Part 6 or All 6 parts as 1 document ♦ Zhuangzi Roasts Guo Xiang, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 or All 3 parts as 1 document ♦ Not-One is Also One, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19 & Part 20 or All 20 parts (and more) as 1 document

 
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