'I am the Mind in which the world appears,' the owl remarked to the rabbit.
'Is that so?' replied the rabbit, nipping off a juicy dandelion and twirling it in a corner of her mouth. 'The thought had not occurred to me.'

'It is,' continued the owl, 'and thoughts are not fish to be caught by beast or man.'
'Why is that?' inquired the rabbit.

'They are not objects,' affirmed the owl with a snap of his beak.
'Then what are they? Subjects?'

'Such a subject would be an object.'
'Why so?'

'Because you make it so.'
'Then can thoughts catch themselves?'

'Can fish?' replied the owl.
'Then who can catch them?' inquired the rabbit.

'The asker is the answer.'
'As usual!'

'As always.'
'And who is that?'

'The Mind in which the universe appears,' said the owl severely.
'And what is that?' inquired the rabbit.

'I am,' announced the owl, 'even if you say it!'

(© HKU Press, 1974)

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