April 30, 2009

I Dreamt I was a Butterfly by Zhuangzi

One day about sunset, Zhuangzi dozed off and dreamed that he turned into a butterfly.
He flapped his wings and sure enough he was a butterfly...
What a joyfull feeling as he fluttered about, he completely forgot that he was Zhuangzi.
Soon though, he realized that that proud butterfly was really Zhuangzi who dreamed he was a butterfly, or was it a butterfly who dreamed he was Zhuangzi!
Maybe Zhuangzi was the butterfly, and maybe the butterfly was Zhungzi? This is what is meant by the "transformation of things."


My Comment (different interpretation still welcome)

Can we make different between dream state and wake up state.
Sometime when we dream everything look real,
Because if we have a bad dream,emotion that we experience is same with wake up state.
Sometime when we do all activity in waking up state everything look like as a dream,
Because everything always change,
Sometime everything look like out of our control,same with dream.
Sometime we say to our friend after long time not to see, maybe after 20 years not met,
and say,"Hi,it's look like yesterday and like dream why we met here".
Our perception always change,our body maybe will change,
But we know all that we see and feel,we still we are,
No matter how many change everything, we know ourselves still the same
Sometime maybe we are young or old,or fat or change become something.
We are still same,as simple We are.
We always watch,we always different that we perceive.
Sometime we identify ourselves so easily,
If we think our age and think we grown old,
We always thinks we are weak,we think we become easy get sick,
but we are actually still we are,simple and complete as witness all of our perception.
We know we are dreaming,we know we are waking up.
We always know,we still different with our perception.
Like actor using mask with his face,
Mask can change easily but the real face of the actor still the same
Always happy,everything is change,and still we are the same as we are.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:29pm

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