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Chapter 26: A Totally New Kind of Man

But I will answer you, and anybody may be clear that there is a purpose in the answer, that I am answering out of concern. No, I am simply responding playfully - just a game. You put the question, and I respond with the answer. I don’t care whether the answer receives any response anywhere or not. That is not my business. My business is finished with the answer I have given. And I enjoyed answering it; my basic purpose is to enjoy. I love talking.

Is this the best game you’ve.?

The best, because it needs the most intelligent people to play it.

I’m sure.

It is not football, it is headball.

I’m sorry.?

It is not football - idiots can do that. It is headball.

You are credited with being a brilliant student in your early years, that you read everything on the subject you studied, and that you had a great grasp of it. What did you study? Was it another game? What was it that you used for preparation?

I have never done any preparation for anything, ever.

So that was the ending of the moment too, you mean?

Yes. I have loved reading from my very childhood. My own personal library consisted of one hundred and fifty thousand rare books of all the religions, philosophies, poetry, literature. And I have read all of them - but with no purpose; I enjoyed it. And the moment I felt that enough is enough - I have enjoyed the best geniuses of the world, and now there is no longer. I dropped it. For five years I have not read a single book, not a single magazine, not a newspaper - no reading at all.

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