What fault does he find in words? Give examples that verify his idea.

Comes from the Chapter "Govinda"

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According to Siddhartha, words never express the entire truth of anything. The reason for this is that time is not real. Contrary to our words, there is no thing which is only one thing; every thing is always everything. The lesson that Siddhartha draws from the unity of all things in everything is that "everything that exists is good....Everything is necessary, everything needs only my agreement, my assent, my loving understanding"


Words divide; they point to things by saying it is this or that and it not anything else. This, though, violates Siddhartha's belief in the fundamental unity of all things. The reason we give words such power is that we live under the illusion that time is real. Everything exists in all things at every moment.