Is Death Necessarily Harmful? Some Reflections from a Daoist Perspective

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TitleIs Death Necessarily Harmful? Some Reflections from a Daoist Perspective
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLee, S. - C.
Page16 - 130
Date Published2012
PublisherRia University Press
ISBN Number9781934297155
KeywordsDeath, HARMFUL, Life, Metaphysics, Nature, Taoism, Zhuangzi
Abstract

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.

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