On “The text with words”

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

From The Journey to the West. The Buddhist Patriarch says:

However, those creatures in your Land of the East are so foolish and unenlightened that I have no choice but to impart to you now the text with words.

This is a significant section of the novel, which redefines a previous judgement, switching “dumb” for “foolish” and “blind” for “unenlightened” and “wordless texts” for “text with words.”


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