Ziran 自然 – Natural and Spontaneous State
What will you learn
- Understand the basic term Ziran – Natural & Spontaneous State, from a Taoist view.
Often translated as spontaneity, the concept of ziran is more the movements of things, beings and events following their natural courses.
Before being spontaneous, human beings have to cultivate themselves seriously to recover their true nature. If they want to be spontaneous without that, their tendencies and desires are not aligned with the natural order, which is always behind the courses of things.
Spontaneity and natural order are the two facets of the same and unique reality.
The classical understanding of ziran is elucidates through a choice of texts coming from different schools.
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