nansen dialogue

People without complaints don’t feel the need to proclaim to the world “I have no complaints.” No one buys sugar and reports in saying “This is just the product I expected. I felt a great sweetness.” Yet from time to time, I see people assuming that the lack of reports saying “it was sweet” means “it seems like that sugar isn’t sweet.”

I sometimes even see people who buy sugar, then say incomprehensible things like “It certainly was sugar. But I don’t personally like sweet things, so it gets a demerit. I prefer yuzukosho.” It’s irrationality resembling the famous Zen dialogue of “Nansen Cuts the Cat in Two.” So, the old gods were like this too.

—  Fafoo