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Definition: Zouwang is Taoism's most well-known form of sitting meditation practice. Taoist scholar Livia Kohn translates zouwang as "sitting in oblivion." Others refer to it as "sitting & forgetting." Zuowang is similar in certain respects to Buddhist shamatha, vipassana and shikantaza practices. Though when it first appeared, in 8th century China, it was a kind of insight meditation, by the 9th century had transformed into more of a "do nothing" approach to meditation practice - equivalent in attitude to wuwei.
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