A WHOLE OF LIFE VIEW
07 Mar 08 - Terrorism, Crime and Culture
Knowing or Understanding
In order to maintain cultural deceits, victims have to be programmed to avoid challenge from outside their peer group.
To attain this situation culture has to be deformed gradually over generations. The "I know" response tells YOU that, at best, they know only the words; the 'I know' response is indoctrinated!
If deprived of understanding, then, those who indoctrinate us to social slavery can only retain their power over us by maintaining indoctrination. The 'I know' response to challenging information is a good example.
In use, by ending the discussion, the enslaved are protected from knowledge that may challenge their indoctrinated beliefs. Those indoctrinated to confines of cultural belief involving a freedom of disorder or religious enslavement are thus protected from the learning of others less restricted.
Legitimate culture is not afraid of challenge; it seeks to progress by discovering truth! What we call truth is the order of life, without this order no physical life could exist. Culture designed for deceit must segregate – it has to protect its victims from healthy growth in truth.
This is helped by rapid technological advance. New technology is cloaked by deformed language that is encouraged and added to by peer-group loyalty. Language revision makes user instruction on use of new technology difficult for other generations and is presented as evidence that older people (and their opinions) are out of date.
Creation of generation gaps is necessary for deceit. The young are led to degenerate language skills and the fictional "1984" by George Orwell, gives 'example' of culture degrading language.
Thinking to learn the rewards life offers we diligently repeat ideas offered by paid instructors. To gain approval, or pass tests, we parrot the words and ideas we are told to remember and regurgitate. But for enlightening development, understanding of empowering principles is essential. Those who would destroy us want us educated to beliefs programmed without understanding!
As ancient wisdom from India: "Study the linked words, no doubt, but look behind them for the thought they indicate, and having found it, throw the words away, as chaff when you have sifted out the grain." Upanishad's.
Today we are told we learn in depth but it is only in depth of trash to detour our logical responses. As example for this exercise I take a page from a book called, "Enduring Deeds" by Thea Stanley Hughes. A real-life example: the person of this story is Helen Keller. Helen was born normal but became both blind and deaf when aged nineteen months. She then became so unmanageable and wild that she had to be separated from her parents.
Anne Sullivan, chosen by Alexander Graham Bell for the job, took Helen over at age six,
Now let's hear from Helen herself:
I became impatient at her repeated attempts and, seizing my new doll, I dashed it to the floor. I was keenly delighted when I felt the fragments of the broken doll at my feet. I had not loved the doll. In the still dark world in which I lived there was no strong sentiment or tenderness. I felt my teacher sweep the fragments to one side of the hearth, and I had a sense of satisfaction that the cause of my discomfort was removed. She brought me my hat, and I knew I was going out into the warm sunshine. This thought, if a wordless sensation can be called a thought, made me hop and skip with pleasure.
"We walked down the path to the well-house, attracted by the fragrance of the honeysuckle with which it was covered. Someone was drawing water and my teacher placed my hand under the spout. As the cool stream gushed over one hand she spelled into the other the word water, first slowly, then rapidly. I stood still, my whole attention fixed upon the motion of her fingers. Suddenly I felt a misty consciousness as of something forgotten – a thrill of returning thought; and somehow the mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then the 'w-a-t-e-r' meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free. There were barriers still, it is true, but barriers that could in time be swept away.
"I left the well-house eager to learn. Everything had a name, and each name gave birth to a new thought. As we returned to the house every object which I touched seemed to quiver with life. That was because I saw everything with the strange, new sight that had come to me. On entering the door I remembered the doll I had broken. I felt my way to the hearth and picked up the pieces. I tried vainly to put them together. Then my eyes filled with tears; for I realized what I had done, and for the first time felt repentance and sorrow." End Quote.
We leave Helen there; you should read her story yourself but I don't like your chances of finding a copy. This kind of literature is not encouraged to mix within the trashy immorality of today's culture. Perhaps, if there is call for it, we may print a digest but you have to let me know of the need.
The above example is basic development for those living with sight and sound, but we need to realize that the principal also applies at higher levels. In the dark, silent world of Helen, we see that though she had learned of words and spelling she had not gained meaningful understanding of their use. So many, in our time, are led to bypass the progressive advance of life-changing revelation.
In my Forum introduction, what was the message of the book in my dream? It was not a book I could actually read but I had been looking into the past. The book was a promise of understanding from the past; understanding on which I could build! It reinforces advice offered by Christian revelation.
Pure mind, beginning to feel awareness in an ocean of disorder – in a void of silence without sight, feeling or company, finds beginning difficult. Even today concepts, not progressively led to, are difficult for us. The eternal mind knows well the problems of conceiving life and creation in a void.
The totality of innocence, in the beginning, seems to offer no starting point (irrespective of the power available). Yet mind needs to find understanding and use of words! Innocent desire opens the door to truth – to words, feelings, ideas, thoughts, meaning and understanding – complete to the development of creative power.
But words and thoughts alone are not sufficient base for creation; they are essential and basic tools! TRUTH, (the expression of meaningful order) is most conveniently and beneficially accessed through numbers!
So we now see why we are told: 'If you say you know, then you are guilty.' Those who seek knowledge accept their innocence! When we say "I know" we commit to pride and dismiss our innocence. We therefore become responsible for what we do and for the crimes we commit.
But, you say, even though we say we know, we may not understand. So why should we suffer?
But then, are we not also told: 'Those who commit sin are slaves!' It may not be our fault that we are slaves but escape is still our spiritual need. To seek in sincerity, we need to accept the innocence of ignorance and yearn for truth.
We are free to choose between the pride of assumed knowledge, and innocent desire for truth.
If we look carefully with desire to understand we find that the Christian message divines with depth and security the human situation.
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