Yan Hui said:
"I’ve reached a new plateau in my cultivation."
Zhuangzi asked:
"What do you mean by that?"
"I’ve forgotten all about benevolence and righteousness."
"That’s great, but you’re still not finished."
On another day they met again and Hui said:
"I’ve reached a new plateau in my cultivation."
"What do you mean by that?"
"I’ve forgotten all about rituals and celebrations"
"That’s great, but you’re still not finished."
On another day they met again and Hui said:
"I’ve reached a new plateau in my cultivation."
"What do you mean by that?"
"I sit in forgetfulness."
Zhuangzi perked up at this and asked:
"What do you mean by sitting in forgetfulness?"
Yan Hui replied:
"My bones seem to droop like branches overloaded with fruit. My intelligence and cleverness become overshadowed by darkness. Any knowledge has evaporated as well as any sense of my own shape. I feel embraced by a great openness. That’s what I mean by sitting in forgetfulness."

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