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Butterfly Dream


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This is a book about butterfly dream story. The story was written by Zhuangzi, an influential Chinese philosopher who lived the late 4th century BC.

A story tells that Zhuangzi once dreamed he was a butterfly, flitting and fluttering around, happy, and doing as he pleased. As a butterfly, he did not know he was Zhuangzi.  

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”

ⓒHyunbin Baek All rights reserved.