No Word for Trance in Chinese

Fundamentally I believe I’m running into the epistemological debate which is at the foundation of the difference between European and Asian Cosmologies. Namely that external agents cause events (European), verses, all events/things are mutually self-recreating (Asian). The idea that there are external agents responsible for what happens requires that we create a continuum of effect, a measure of just how much a particular agent exerted itself on another agent. Thus we make a distinction between someone in a trance (only partly in control) and and someone possessed (fully in control).... Yes, robots. The science of physiology, the study of anatomical function, is quickly heading in the direction of declaring that we are robots. Free will appears to be an illusion, disconnected from what we actually do. Consciousness is actually fated. Awareness is just a biological mechanism.
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