第 1 章 前言

荃者所以在鱼,得鱼而忘荃;蹄者所以在兔;得兔而忘蹄;言者所以在意,得意而忘言。吾安得夫忘言之人而与之言哉!

— 摘自 《庄子·杂篇·物》

庄子谈学习,余深以为然,故引之。

The fish trap exists because of the fish; once you’ve gotten the fish, you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit; once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning; once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him ?1

— Chuang Tzu


  1. 译文摘自 Eric D. Kolaczyk↩︎