1994 Dec 20
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Under the bodhi tree Buddha sat and claimed that all's an illusion.
Under the apple tree Newton sat and swept away all our confusion.
If life is a dream, Newton said, then it certainly is consistent.
But it is a dream and on that point Buddha was insistent.
I have to agree, Berkeley said, for to exist is to be perceived.
But if perception is all we have, what's to save us from being deceived?
If a tree falls in a forest, does it make a sound if no one's there to hear?
It always makes a sound, Berkeley said, and the reason I think is clear.
The world is a dream and there's only one
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