Truth with Humor
Usually, telling the truth is very depressing. If you mix the truth with a bit of lying, if you add a bit of salt and pepper by lying, you find it more delicious. But somehow our lineage doesn’t allow it to happen that way. Nor is this particular spokesman, a holder of the lineage, particularly inspired to do things that way. So things are black and white, straight and square–and because of that, there is a lot of humor. That straightfowardness and bluntness is very cute.
From “Glimpses of Realization,” in Glimpses of the Profound: Four Short Works, page 283.