Happy Fish – प्रसन्न मछलियां

एक दिन च्वांग-त्जु और उसका एक मित्र एक तालाब के किनारे बैठे हुए थे।

च्वांग-त्जु ने अपने मित्र से कहा – “उन मछलियों को तैरते हुए देखो। वे कितनी आनंदित हैं।”

“तुम स्वयं तो मछली नहीं हो” – उसके मित्र ने कहा, – “फ़िर तुम ये कैसे जानते हो कि वे आनंदित हैं?”

“तुममैं तो नहीं हो”- च्वांग-त्जु ने कहा, – “फ़िर तुम यह कैसे जानते हो कि मैं यह नहीं जानता कि मछलियाँ आनंदित हैं?”

(A Tao story/anecdote about Chwang-Tzu – in Hindi)

One day Zhuangzi and Huizi are strolling on Bridge Hao.

Zhuangzi : “Look how happy the fish are just swimming around in the river.”

Huizi : “How do you know they are happy? You are not a fish.”

Zhuangzi: “And you are not me. How do you know I don’t know the fish are happy?”

Huizi: “Of course I’m not you, and I don’t know what you think;

But I do know that you’re not a fish,

and so you couldn’t possibly know the fish are happy.”

Zhuangzi: “Look, when you asked me how I knew the fish were happy,

you already knew that I knew the fish were happy.

I knew it from my feelings standing on this bridge. (image credit)


About Nishant Mishra

Nishant studied art history and literature at the university during 1990s. He works as a translator in New Delhi, India and likes to read about arts, photography, films, life-lessons and Zen.

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