Can a sweet dream be sad?

Answer: Yes!

The pupil wakes up crying one late autumn night. He sees his Buddhist master crying and asks,

“Did you have a scary dream?”


“Did you dream a sad dream?”
“No, it was a nice dream.”

“Then, why are you crying so sadly?”

“Because it was a dream that I would never be able to achieve.”

The following two videos are from a 2019 interview with 이어령:

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