‘Gossip’: M. Heidegger read it right. A word to mock earnest and exalted conversation as vacuous chatter, a deflecting and inauthentic exchange, when it skirts the elemental issue of simply being Human. Of Life and of Death.

A strained gossip that fears, hence avoids going below an ‘anonymous public understanding’ [in ancient language, vyavaharasatya– a ‘Conventional Understanding’], an anxiety itself arisen alongside a concerted evasive action resorted to at the imminent possibility of confrontation with Truth that is staring you in the face.

Shūnyam doesn’t exit you from the World. Rather, it frees you up to be unrestrained in your fury and your foolishness.

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