Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matter (XXXII)
A gifted person needs only a few words to drive a point home, while an empty person is long of speech but short of persuasive power. Beware of a person without substance.
(This is a translation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu’s philosophical sayings about worldly matters originally written in Chinese.)
Below is not an official translation, just for reference.
They like to boast and never stop talking, spewing endless nonsense. In order to showcase their supposed talent, they go to great lengths, using extravagant gestures and words. However, after listening to their words, everyone feels perplexed, as their ramblings have nothing to do with the topic at hand. In essence, this person lacks true talent and genuine insights. Those who truly possess abilities, knowledge, and wisdom often settle disputes with a few concise words, expressing their thoughts clearly and succinctly.
They have the ability to make everyone understand the truth with just a few simple statements. Therefore, to determine whether someone has talent or knowledge, we should examine whether their language is precise and to the point. If they are a person of talent and knowledge, even a few simple sentences can solve your doubts and major problems. That is what it means to be truly talented and knowledgeable.