Are old texts are simply old things1 min read

QUESTION:  The words in the old texts are simply old things even supposing they once had a living meaning for those who heard them, today they are empty. So why should I study them?

ANSWER:  Because you yourself as a separate individuality are equally empty. The empty words are suitable for sweeping away the empty illusions of the world and individual self. You don’t need a club to dispatch a ghost; words are the right means for that.