The Happy Fish

Two Zen masters were walking beside a stream.
“How happily the fish are swimming in the stream,” observed one.
“You do not know the fish are swimming happily,” observed the other, thoroughly schooled in the notion of projection!
“You do not know that I do not know that the fish are swimming happily,” countered the first, apparently even more thoroughly schooled in the notion of projection!
– old Zen story

About the Author
Noah Rasheta is a Buddhist teacher, lay minister, and author, as well as the host of the podcast Secular Buddhism. He teaches mindfulness and Buddhist philosophy online and in workshops all around the world. He works with others to make the world a better place as he studies, embodies, and teaches the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy, integrating Buddhist teachings with modern science, humanism, and humor. He lives in Kamas, Utah, with his wife and three kids.