Pearls of Wisdom
Absurdity might create a field of surprise where...
"A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string." (George Prentice)
The Master had no use at all for scholarly discourses.  He called them 
"pearls of wisdom."
"But if they are pearls, why do you scorn them?" said the disciples.
"Have you ever known pearls to grow when planted in a field?" was the reply. (Anthony de Mello, SJ)
MORSEL: People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. 
(St. Augustine of Hippo)
"Quoting other people, as habit, is like organized religion. Repetitive selection, endorses one's own wise viewpoints. Confirming one's own beliefs, one can remain a follower and escape from questioning oneself." (Anonymous)
BeiYin: Excellent post. The combination of these quotes creates a field were authentic wisdom can grow: A space were intuition can open and insides (insights) may happen, spontaneously through fresh impulses triggered by reflection about logic and absurdity of words and sayings. Thanks!

InkyPinkie: I'm afraid that nobody can follow you in this. Didn't you wrote once in one of your comments: 'Only a master can recognize a master...' So how can you expect that somebody can use a 'field of creation' when there's nobody even capable to use one's mind as a tool or a vehicle to go beyond one's stuck view? 

BeiYin: Self expression is not necessarily connected or bound to the expectation that one will be understood. In a broader sense all existence is 'expression'. To be able and open to receive this 'self-expression' one must be connected with one's own existence or better said with one's source from which one's existence is arising, then the self-expression will not just be a release of one's personality, which always has the expectation to be understood and be confirmed.

InkyPinkie: The 'cock-a-doodle-doo' of the rooster is his self-expression. He is demonstrating his presence to all his fellow chicken beings all around even much further then his kingdom reaches. All chickens hearing his self-expression do understand him and even humans know what he is expressing, but of course then this is just their interpretation... 
All flowers are expressing themselves, the sense for sure is to attract bees and insects for the only purpose to survive, multiplying their species. Calling the flowers beautiful is our interpretation.
When the dog is waggling his tail it shows his good feeling to see us, he does it without the intention to let us know his joy. We read his body language and it makes us feel good, so we give him back some attention.

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