The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • once a person sees life through the eyes of a buffoon as something light and playful, all fear dissipates, whether from life or death; this is why the figure of the buffoon is so beloved by children.
  • can use humorous satire to instruct the dreamer how to free himself from fake morality, from the shackles of the world and from his own gravity.
  • a dreamer dressed like a buffoon leaves the serious world in order to find, in a parody of the world, of false morality and in relationships in it, even though he is often hurt, even though his friends oppose him, happiness in the unity of his own inner world.
  • in the higher sense, compassion with the mad world and then even knowledge in perfect indifference are concealed behind the buffoon's costume.