Gossip

 

‘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 begun in a concerted evasive action resorted to when confronted with the imminent threat of a Self-Knowledge.

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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