Sándor Szathmári on the limitations of sages

I re-read Sándor Szathmári's classic Voyage to Kazohinia a few days ago, savoring it afresh. Kazohinia consists of two societies: the extreme rationalists the Hins, and the extreme irrationalists the Behins. Twice Gulliver's Hin advisor Zatamon explains the dysfunction that is subjectivity in the brain's reception of the sun's cosmic rays, in chapter 8 while Gulliver resides among the Hins and in chapter 18 after Gulliver is rescued from the Behins.

I am presenting a priceless passage which I highlighted in my previous reading and in this one. The bikru are the rare prophets and sages among the Behins who are routinely martyred, deified, and whose wisdom is ignored or violated. But Zatamon finds a fatal flaw in them:
"The Behin' s brain doesn't separate self-radiation from the cosmic rays and that the receiver distorts in a complicated manner only confirms the fact of distortion. The more they know the more foolishly they will think; the hungrier they are the more food they will throw out; the less struggle required to produce our daily bread, the more they will kill each other for it; and when they writhe hungrily, sick and suffering they will hope to regain their strength through the "breath" of the mufruk, the kipu, the boeto, the yellow pebble or the salvation of the knife."

"There were also quite sensible Behins," I put in. "I heard of some bikru..."

"Yes, there are ones whose intellect understands the necessity of the kazo but their being is still Behin and this renders their way of thinking imperfect and prevents them from achieving full perception."

"What do you mean by that?"

"Their obsessions are characteristic of the Behins. The imagined misbeliefs."

"And what of the bikru?"

"Don't speak of 'the' bikru. You shouldn't think that they had only one bikru. There were several. Perhaps, you, too, might have become one of them."

"Indeed?!" I looked at him flabbergasted.

"Yes. They burn every bikru first. Later they recognize him because, as you yourself have seen, they have minds but the self-radiation doesn't allow them to dominate clearly and as soon as it comes to words, to say nothing of deeds, everything becomes reversed. The bikrus, however, have the ability to manifest their intelligence but, as I have said, in their being they are Behins and they are not free of imperfections and fixed ideas."

"Of fixed ideas? What is this fixed idea?"

"To be a bikru is also in fact a monomania; the erroneous belief that with the Behins there is a connection between the heard word and the brain. A bikru is a Behin whose only Behinity is that he doesn't realize among whom he lives; for it could not be imagined, could it, that somebody who was aware of the Behinic disease would still want to explain reality to them."

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