Nice link, Retro.
The Diamond Sutra may have its origins there. I'm not a scholar though, so, i'm just guessing...
As jcsuperstar mentioned, the view given there is that from the perspective of enlightenment all this world is like
a dream. Even our impressions of individuality, of sentient beings, are an illusion of sorts. This is one way of viewing the Buddha's teachings of impermanence and anatta...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_SutraThus shall you think of this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009