Truth Beyond Words

A monk asked Fuketsu, "Without speaking, without silence, how can you express the truth?" Fuketsu observed, "I always remember springtime in southern China. The birds sing among innumerable kinds of fragrant flowers."

When asked, Fuketsu expressed the truth in his own way. Truth is beyond logic, beyond words or silence. One has to know it by one's own experience, as surely as Fuketsu knew it. Water does not quench thirst however long looks at it or explains its thirst-quenching properties. Unless one drinks it, thirst remains.


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