Ibrahim Al-marashi – Zhuang Zi text (Excerpt)


Ibrahim Al-marashi – Visiting Professor at School of Global and Public Affairs. IE University.


Zhuang Zi text (Excerpt) by Zhuang Zi (庄子 369-286 a.C.)

Do not seek fame. Do not make plans.
Do not be absorbed by activities.
Do not think that you know.
Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite.
Wander where there is no path.
Be all that heaven gave you, but act as though
you have received nothing. Be empty, that is all.
The mind of the cultivated person is like a mirror.
It grasps nothing. It expects nothing. It reflects
but does not hold. Therefore, the cultivated
person can act without effort.