[In the face of repeated questions, Buddha] maintains what is called Noble Silence, sometimes later called the Thunderous Silence, because this silence, this metaphysical silence, is not a void; it is very powerful. This silence is the open window through which you can see not concepts, not ideas, not beliefs, but the very goods.
But if you say what it is that you see, you erect an image and an idol, and you misdirect people.
It’s better to destroy people’s beliefs than to give them beliefs. I know it hurts, but it is the Way. That is what cracks the eggshell and lets out the chick.
–Alan Watts, lecture series Out of Your Mind (from the section A Finger Pointirg at the Moon)