Lu Zhi Zhuangzi Dreaming of a Butterfly (leaf 1) Ming dynasty, mid-16th century Ink on silk 29.4 x 51.4 cm Lu Zhi (1496-1576):
e Zhuangzi: Knowing fish s happiness. Zhuangzi and Huizi strolling at Hao (river in Anhui) bridge s on-top. Zhuangzi said: Minnow-fish out travelling leisurely, this fish s happiness is. Huizi said: You are not fish, how know fish s happiness? Zhuangzi said: You are not me, how know I not know fish s happiness? Huizi said: I am not you, surely not know you ! [but] You surely not fish are, [fact of] your not knowing fish s happiness, complete ! Zhuangzi said: Please return to its basics. You said you how know fish happy ; saying [fact of], so already knew I knew it and asked me, I know it [by means of being] Hao [river] on is.