do you dream?, kōan 574.

“do you dream?” asked the guru.

the banker said, “i dream of interest.”

the Goddess said, “i dream of prayer.”

the tortoise said, “i dream of lettuce.”

the guru said, “no, you do not. for the dreamer and the waker are not the same: they are like two sides of a coin. you do not dream: your other half does. this is the teaching of #zen.”

do you dream?