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The Joy of Fishes

Chuang Tzu and Hui Tzu were crossing Hao river by the dam. Chuang said - See how free the fishes leap and dart: that is their happiness.
Hui replied - Since you are not a fish how do you know what makes fishes happy?
Chuang said - Since you are not I how can you possibly know that I do not know what makes fishes happy?
Hui argued - If I, not being you, cannot know what you know, it follows that you, not being a fish, cannot know what they know.
Chuang said - Wait a minute! Let us get back to the original question: 'how do you know' what makes fishes happy? From the terms of your question you evidently know I know what makes fishes happy. I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.

Nov 28, 2012, 02:43