“Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him?” -Zhuangzi
Taoism is, in a way, the anti-religion. Its very existence is a philosophical counter-punch to the jaw of the saintly pomp revered by most religions. Zhuangzi (widely regarded as one of the greatest Taoist minds) once told a curious man that if he wanted to understand the Tao, he should go take a close look at the nearest pile feces.
This is why Taoism is awesome.
As for the point of Zhuangzi’s poop story– if the questions you’re asking aren’t about making your way through every day life with full reverence and appreciation for each bite of food, puff of air and pile of dog shit you encounter, you’re missing the point.
Of course, there’s more to Taoism than cartoonish stories about excrement.… Read the rest