Words and emptiness (Jean Klein)


Words are windows from emptiness to emptiness. They are the frame, the threshold. A word is like a bird which, crossing the threshold, becomes visible for a moment and we can glimpse its glorious feathers. If we follow it as it disappears, it leads us to emptiness, to silence…

As long as you live on the plane of believing you are an individual entity, you fix the words on the level of this experience and their symbolic function as pointers to stillness is not realised. Real apperception can only take place in the complete annihilation of the pseudo-entity. When you speak and listen from your wholeness without evaluation and comparison, then the words are not fixed and dissolve in this completeness…

Jean Klein

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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