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On the Perfect Man
The Perfect man is spirit-like. Great lakes might be boiling about him, and
he would not feel their heat; the Ho and the Han might be frozen tip, and he would not feel the cold; the hurrying thunderbolts might split the mountains, and the wind shake the ocean, without being able to make him afraid. Being such, he mounts on the clouds of the air, rides on the sun and moon, and rambles at ease beyond the four seas. Neither death nor life makes any change in him, and how much less should the considerations of advantage and injury do so. (Chuang-tzu, Book II, chapter 8, James Legge version.) Commentary: --
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