Words can occur ahead of the experience.
In the same way a mirror does not create reality, words are not necessary.
On occasion, they may initiate the quest to Being.
Ahead of any experience, they don’t allow full realization and represent a conceptual cluster through which genuine experience will struggle to find its way.
Many religions provide to their herd of believers a full bag of words and conceptual representations, which is really restrictive, because the believer is refrained from investigating away from this conceptual framework.