#AusPol Koan 82

Tony was once the leader of the village. He was cruel and ate onions. He was largely disliked by most except his loyal band of followers. When Malcolm deposed Tony, Tony plotted his revenge.

Malcolm was visiting a foreign village when he heard Tony had been causing commotion in the home village. One of Malcolm’s followers asked him if he was worried about Tony’s vengeance.

Malcolm responded:

“Last night I dreamed I was a butterfly, flying in the sky; then I awoke. Now, I wonder, am I a man who dreamed of being a butterfly, or a butterfly who is dreaming he is a man?”

With these words Malcolm’s followers achieved enlightenment and booked appointments with recruitment companies back in the village.

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