The Dream

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 Dreamer.


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