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Daoism -> Zhuangzi -> Inner Chapters -> The Adjustment of Controversies -> 13

The Penumbra asked the Shadow, saying,
'Formerly you were walking on,
and now you have stopped;
formerly you were sitting,
and now you have risen up
?” - how is it that you are so without stability?'
The Shadow replied,
'I wait for the movements of something else to do what I do,
and that something else on which I wait waits further on another to do as it does.
My waiting, is it for the scales of a snake, or the wings of a cicada?
How should I know why I do one thing,
?” or do not do another?


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