Friday, April 3, 2009

Once I Had A Dream - Philosophical post

I can not remember in which book (only remember that it had something to do with Chinese philosophy) I read something like this - I had a dream, I was a butterfly who was dreaming that was a human. When I have woken up, I could not understand, am I butterfly who has dreamed being a human or a human dreaming being a butterfly ?

I was and still I am impressed and think about - where is the border between fiction and reality ? How to know, that now when I am writing this post I am not dreaming? and how to know that when I "dream" it is not a dream but reality? Or maybe both times everything is real? or fiction?


Who knows :)

6 comments:

clic said...

I see you feel better today, so here goes a joke on Zen Teachings:

"Some days you are the bug; some days you are the windshield."

Hideki Kawasaki said...

it's chinese philosopher Chuang-tzu's "dream of butterfly". it's a mtter of cognition. who knows what's real and what's fiction?
btw, are you real? am I real?

Hideki Kawasaki :D

Katten försvann said...

clic - I feel kind of butterfly dreaming being a human or maybe? no idea

Hideki Kawasaki - hm, I do not know. Do you know?

p.s. thanks for the name, I've tried to remember the name and could not.

Katten försvann said...

forgot to write

Hideki - start your blog! あなた自身のブログを始めなさい

I hope i have written what I wanted :D

clic said...

Just for you to know, I'll be away for the next week...
Till then!

Katten försvann said...

Hope you gonna have nice time :)