78. the tortoise’s dream, part three

this koan continues yesterday’s koan.

when the tortoise awoke, he was standing beside a gorgeous lake with his friend the guru. he was immediately suspicious. he asked the guru, “how do you know if you are awake or asleep?”

the guru said, “if you are asleep, everything will make sense, no matter how complicated or ridiculous. if you are awake, nothing will make sense, no matter how simple and straightforward.”

the tortoise said, “that makes a lot of sense. uh-oh.”

to be continued in tomorrow’s koan.

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