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One may explain water, but the mouth will not become wet. One may expound fully on the nature of fire, but the mouth will not become hot.

Today we have a quote from Takuan Sōhō:

One may explain water, but the mouth will not become wet. One may expound fully on the nature of fire, but the mouth will not become hot.


Takuan Sōhō

What is is Takuan trying to say here? Is talking about water the same as drinking water? Can we understand the heat of fire without actually warming our hands? How could we apply this thinking to our training in music?

Perhaps practicing slowly at home is not the same as diving into a jam session?

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