Zen proverb 31 : Yume


Hello! I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting. I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “YUME.”

“YUME” means a dream.

Japanese “YUME” has two means as same as English.

The first one is the scene which we watch while sleeping.

Another one is the vision which we wish to be.

This Zen word is the first meaning.

When we wake up, the dream disappears.

After waking up, we live in the real world.

What is this world?

Everything in this world is in the dream.

They are noumenon. So we don’t need to cling to them.