You know that Buddhist saying, X tells me, ‘If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him’. If I met you on the road I’d kill you, he says. Would you kill me? It would be an act of compassion, he says, a noble act!
Everyone carries a room about inside him. This fact can even be proved by means of the sense of hearing. If someone walks fast and one pricks up one's ears and listens, say in the night, when everything round about is quiet, one hears, for instance, the rattling of a mirror not quite firmly fastened to the wall.
Notes for a fragmentary novel entitled The Moment, linked at the top of the page.
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