April 4, 2009 Posted by Tahir in Books

The Book of the Book IV

The Opinion of the Scholars

The successors to the sage took the book to the most famous scholars of their time, saying:
 “We have this book, and seek your interpretation. It belongs to such and such a sage, the wonder of  the age, now dead.
This is all he left behind, and we are unable to fathom its mystery.”
At first the scholars were delighted to see a work of such size, bearing the name of its former owner, whom they knew to have been revered by multitudes of people.
They said:
“We will of course give you the real interpretation.”
But when they found that the book was all but empty, and what words there were made no sense to them, they first sneered and then shouted at the students, driving them away in fury.
They believed that they had been victims of a hoax. That was a time when scholars were limited and literal-minded.
 They could not imagine a book which could do something, only a book which said something…

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