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The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu by Kuang-Ming Wu
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“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
Zhuangzi, The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu
“During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream.”
Zhuangzi, The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu
“‎We come to enjoy ourselves in it, come what may. And in doing so we add meaning of our own, proving ourselves to be life's creative participants. We discern and live, thereby enhance life. We change life by making life coherent, and we are in the meantime changed by living the coherence we continually create.”
Kuang-Ming Wu, The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu