79. the guru’s dream, part one

this koan continues yesterday’s koan.

the guru awoke from a dream. in the dream, he had just explained to his friend the tortoise how to tell if one was dreaming. “how strange,” the guru thought, “that i could have such a conversation and not realize i was asleep.”

he began to wonder if he was still dreaming.

for the rest of his life, he was never quite sure.