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Automatic English For The People

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Effortless Effort
by Alan Watts

So “Wu wei” means “don’t interfere”, “don’t strive”. Really, the best meaning of wu wei is “don’t force it”... This is like sailing a boat. It is more intelligent to sail a boat than to row it, even though sailing is a lazier way of doing it.