Ok so we were in the garden of eden, chillin and playing with the animals and what not in a perfect existence. (Side note… eden’s hebrew etymology translates as “lush”, and eden’s sumerian etymology gives us “steppe”. *1) We could communicate with all the plant and animal life in the area. From what I understand from the old english roots of name, a name is something you make of your self based on reputation. It is something totally separate from what it has been adopted to today. Today we claim to “name” our children, but a more appropriate term would be “title” if proper etymology were to be followed.
But then we ate from the tree of knowledge.
Know: to perceive as fact or truth. So before we ate from the tree, we didn’t know anything? What does that mean? How could we be naming things without knowing anything? Well, all we could argue is that we were mere observers.
So if we were chillin and given dominion over the land and tasked to “name” the living creatures, it could be understood that we were just observing nature. Because a name is made for your self, so in naming others, we are observing their nature, especially if we have no knowledge.
So what is it to know something? Well if it’s a perception of truth what is truth?
True: being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact
So truth is not the actual “pure” state of nature, but a conceptual placeholder for comprehension of that state of being. When we ate from the tree, we gained knowledge that some abstract truth existed, but fell from perfection, or truth. We learned about truth, but lost it.
Well A few days ago I ranted about how language was a veil over the “true” state of things. Im not going to rewrite it, so here’s the link.
So, in a nutshell, I’m advocating the idea that the creation of language was the fall of man, and what today we call sin.
The Greek etymology of sin is “to miss the mark” And that’s exactly what we do when we use language.
Sorry if that was real winded for such a simple idea.
Totally agree with you, Ive come to this realization many times, deep realization that seems to be part of the truth beneath everything.. especially the manipulations we are subjected to. Still such a complex subject that its difficult to explain using ‘language’, I understand that most people might have a rough time trying to grasp this. The best I’ve heard it explained is that the original magic ‘spells’ were simply acknowledging the power of language and the way it changes consciousness is the real ‘magic’ at work. The same person said that in our modern times we view language largely for entertainment purposes and how dangerous that is to consciousness. Ill see if I can find the video.
@ltwild3, Interesting, “silence” has risen up about every single day from this source or that source for months. And just recently reading about mind-to-mind transmission of the dharma by the Buddha or any teacher to another: i.e. no words. So, ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. There! :0)