Nourishment from Heaven

Chapter 5 of Chuang Tzu is titled “Signs of Real Virtue.” As I read the last part of the chapter, I think Chuang Tzu is talking about Nirvana or another state of ultimate being. He says if virtue is foremost the physical body is ignored. He says. “When the sage reaches the state of living in harmony with the universe there are four characteristics he has no use for because the sage is nourished by heaven”(1) or the Tao. Four Qualities of nourishment The four qualities include knowledge, convention, virtue, and effort. Chung Tzu explains “The sage has no great plans, so what use has he for knowledge? He makes …..

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