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Ranjini Obeyesekere

conceptualize the different forms friendship can take, outside the context of a religious belief system, this happens to fall into a special category—an unlikely, unusual and intense friendship that depends purely on an accidental association and the companionship and trust that develops from it. As this story

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Chen Guying

Translator Hans-Georg Moeller

Series-editor David Jones and Sarah Flavel

“arriving at the same destination on different paths” describes well the Chinese cultural experience of more than two thousand years of watching this conflict unfold. From the Eastern perspective, Christianity and the Muslim religion share the same God, and although the beliefs of the various groups differ

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Nita Kumar

-dualistic; a belief in certain lifestyle practices and in the values of mauj, masti, phakkarpan (freedom, carefreeness, eccentricity) in the conduct of one’s time. Within this rather large set of thousands of people who are comfortable with each other because they share the same values and practices, calling

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Chen Guying

Translator Hans-Georg Moeller

Series-editor David Jones and Sarah Flavel

authenticity. The Jixia Daoists went a step further by declaring “ritual propriety goes along with human feelings.” In this way, they emphasized a belief that the formation and the institutionalization of ritual propriety must always be in accordance with human emotionality and human nature. Zhuangzi himself

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Chen Guying

Translator Hans-Georg Moeller

Series-editor David Jones and Sarah Flavel

dimension of Dao. However, Zhuangzi’s dimension of Dao is not removed from human interaction; Dao is not a lofty object of belief residing on some higher plane or an absolute truth to be pursued intellectually. Rather, it is an actual dimension of living that can be realized through practice. When Chapter