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Cultivating Yin

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Zhuangzi's Story about Hundun and the Dangers of Doing


The emperor of the Southern Sea was Shu (“Rash”), the emperor of the Northern Sea was Hu (“Abrupt”), and the emperor of the very center was Hundun (“Undifferentiated Chaos”). Shu and Hu often met on Hundun’s land, where Hundun entertained them very well.

Making a plan to repay Hundun’s virtue, they said: “Humans all have seven orifices, through which they see, hear, eat, and breathe. This Hundun alone does not have any. Let us try to drill some holes into Hundun.”

Every day, they drilled one hole, and after seven days Hundun was dead.




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