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 …..
Three Treasures Three Treasures for the Taoist is a key idea. The three treasures is a simple idea that encompasses the sage and his guide for living. Other religions and philosophies have three characteristics they consider important, Pluto and Aristotle believed that temperance, wisdom, and justice were the most important character traits. Christians considered the cardinal virtues to be faith, hope and charity. I am sure other philosophies have their own key virtues. It is Beyond Compare “Everyone in the world calls my Tao great As if it is beyond compare It is only because of its greatness That it seems beyond compare If it can be compared It would …..