~ Dreaming ~

Once Chuang Chou dreamed he was a butterfly. He was happy as a butterfly, enjoying himself and going where he wanted. He did not know he was Chou.

Suddenly he awoke, whereupon he was startled to find he was Chou.

He didn't know whether Chou had dreamed he was a butterfly, or if a butterfly were dreaming it was Chou.


Thomas Cleary
The Essential Tao
Harper, San Francisco, 1991


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