Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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.