binary world, Descartes, Dream, Ginko, Imeno no awai, Kant, Mushishi, objective, Plato, reality, subjective
All that we see or seem is just a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe
It’s arguable that mankind would never invent the dichotomous division of reality/illusion and body/soul if it’s not because of dreams. It’s hard to believe in dreams because they disprove the existence of the body. Say for instance, we know that our being is composed of our body and soul (thought) by which the sensing belongs to the nature of the flesh.
On the contrary, we know that we’re dreaming if we know that we can hear, see, and feel through our thoughts; hence we can say that the things that we’re experiencing must be false since we leave behind our bodies whenever we go to the dreamland. But at the same time, the physical (real) world creates doubt because it’s hard to deny that dreams exist since these make us to think, doubt, and feel.