Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know.The Tao Te Ching, Chapter 56
Of the making of many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.Ecclesiastes, Chapter 12, verse 12
I am a trickster, a clown, a coyote playing pranks on the people.
Oh, I’m not deliberately trying to mislead you.
It’s just that you and I are playing a game of, “Let’s pretend,”
you pretending that you do not know;
me pretending that I do.
I get to speak and teach
and write books without end.
You get to listen and learn,
and study ’till your body wearies.
This is not a bad thing altogether,
for it may keep us both amused,
until we tire of the game and realize
that everything we seek is all right here, right now,
no need to study,
no need to teach.
We always have been,and always will be.
We’ll close our books, and have a belly-laugh,
then walk home together arm in arm.