The words in the old texts are not simply old things

Question: The words in the old texts are simply old things. Even supposing they once had a living meaning for those who heard them, today they are empty. So why should I study them?

Answer: Because you yourself as a separate individuality are equally empty. The empty words are suitable for sweeping away the empty illusions of the world and individual self. You don’t need a club to dispatch a ghost; words are the right means for that.

© Trevor Leggett

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