A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
it is expressing things with minimal words (therefore an attempt to supersede the duality of words) because words are connected to logic and logic is only part of mind, a small part. look beyond and see the expression is the idea.