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This famous story is not actually an “original” Chinese story. It was recorded in a Buddhism canon, so it is probably from India.
You might have heard various versions of this famous story. Here I am going to present the original version from the Buddhism canon. After that, I will add my little contribution to this classic fable story. Hope you will like it.
Storyteller: People say that French are romantic. When I started to learn the French language in college, my teacher gave a very good example to show the romance of French.
The phrase: “Mon Amie”.
When you introduce a female friend in French as “Mon Amie”, it could mean either “my female friend” or “my girl friend”. So people won’t know your exact relationship.
Wait a minute, is “girl friend” a “female friend”? Yes? No? It’s hard to say. Well, let me tell you a famous logic story first.
White Horse is Not Horse
In the …
Storyteller: Great philosophers are great thinkers. Great thinkers “think different” (credit to Apple, Inc.). They think in a way that sometimes seems ridiculous or non-sense to us. But if we review their ideas closer, usually there is some insightful wisdom in it. This time, we have two philosophers together, and they challenged each other about “think different”.
The Happiness of Fish
Zhuangzi and Huizi were strolling on the bridge of the Hao River when Zhuangzi said, “See how the fish come out and dart around easily! That’s the pleasure fish really enjoy!”
Storyteller: This is a serious but romantic philosophy story. It’s about a dream of Taoism Master – Zhuangzi. I am a fan of Taoism philosophy. So starting with this one can give me some good luck, hopefully.
The Butterfly Dream:
Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuangzi. But he didn’t know if he was Zhuangzi who had dreamt he was …