Daoist Scripture

The Way of Heaven

The Zhuangzi (pronounced [ʈʂwáŋ.tsɨ̀]; historically romanized Chuang-tzu) is an ancient Chinese text from the late Warring States period (476–221 BC) which contains stories and anecdotes that exemplify the carefree nature of the ideal Daoist sage. Named for its traditional author, “Master Zhuang” (Zhuangzi), the Zhuangzi is one of the two foundational texts of Daoism—along with the Tao Te Ching—and is generally considered the most important of all Daoist writing