The one who dreams of drinking wine,
In the morning may be crying.
The one who dreams of crying,
In the morning may go hunting.
When one is in a dream,
One does not know one is dreaming.
One may even dream while in the middle of dreaming.
Only after awakening does one realize it was a dream.
Similarly, only after one experiences Great Awakening,
Does one realize that this is all one big dream.
But the fool thinks he is awake.
He is self-assured in knowing this.
The so-called kings!
The so-called ministers!
Persist in their delusions.
Chu and you are both dreaming,
I say you're dreaming, I'm dreaming too.
This kind of talk,
Its name is "bizarre."
(Translation by Derek Lin)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 12:02am