Wait a minute Laurence! You speak it, you say? You language it? I got it about masters of art speaking it ie I got it about masters of science languaging it. But what about a Zen master who maintains silence? What about a Zen master who doesn't speak? ie what about a Zen master who doesn't language?
Speaking and not speaking are distinct yet inseparable (as Werner Erhard may have said). Languaging and not languaging are distinct yet inseparable.
It's actually (and appropriately) perfect Zen: a Zen master ie a speaker of Zen ie a language-er (if you will) of Zen ... who maintains silence.
It's very beautiful. Sit with it on your lap like a hot brick (it will drive you crazy if you try to figure it out).
When I say "... being can be taught and learned ie being can be mastered", there's a veritable cloud of ie there's a plethora of already always listening for that which is taught (indeed, for how it's taught) and also for that which is learned (indeed, for how it's learned), which distracts from the context in which I'm using these terms ie which distracts from the context of conveying mastery.
What may work better in this context would be to say "demonstrated" rather than "taught", and to say "gotten" or "grokked" (as Robert Heinlein may have said) rather than "learned" - to wit: "... being can be demonstrated and gotten or grokked ie being can be mastered".
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