Is Death Necessarily Harmful? Some Reflections from a Daoist Perspective
|Title||Is Death Necessarily Harmful? Some Reflections from a Daoist Perspective|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Lee, S. - C.|
|Page||16 - 130|
|Publisher||Ria University Press|
|Keywords||Death, HARMFUL, Life, Metaphysics, Nature, Taoism, Zhuangzi|
The perspective on death of the Daoist Zhuangzi is presented. Death is part of a natural process that is eternal and forever evolving. Death as harm to life is a human-made evaluation which is the source of human conflicts and unhappiness. By returning to nature and lifting ourselves above such human-made conflicts, we achieve tranquility. Our family and social and political life are part and parcel of our natural life though we must take them as a natural being and release ourselves from our human-made artificial evaluations.