Alo and De Respect








Alo and De Respect #53


Alo and De Respect

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2018 October 31, 2018



Yan: And there it was... the sentence that you had spoken of... the words came alive! Wonderfully phrased! The concepts, fluid, and so easy! And phrased within terms that are related to Nature's way... words that are logical! Rational! Cannot be denied! I was so deeply impressed with the words!

Alo: Yes, that was the sentence that confirmed my earliest interpretations... and more, the sentence earned the author a much greater respect. To me, of the many thousands of books I have read... not any earned respect... the ancient's book, it is, indeed, now, so far, the only book that I interpret as being worthy of being read.

Yan: I agree! But within my excitement, I wanted to tell the world what the words say, but... but then I paused... reflected... no, not to be given to the world... too good... hide the words... outsiders want to believe in their false words...

Alo: Not toss pearls...

Yan: Yes... oh, but what a shame, to not be able to share good things...

Jun: West people also?

Yan: Likely not... the ancients' words already exist amongst the people... if some of the people cannot read their own words, then less likely would the people understand our language, and worse, the individuals who believe in the modern interpretations, would become angry for hearing our interpretation... so, no... I guess, just let it go.

Alo: The master writer, he earned his great reverence by the west people... does not matter how much we also respect the man's words, still, people want to believe in words, give veneration to words, hold the words higher than the men who wrote the words... so, I agree with Yan... be happy with the words, but hide the words within our own people... do no harm to others...

De: The words... so simple... so obvious... concepts of metaphors... parallels, contrasts, literals, patterns... yet, not found in outsiders' words...

Alo: True... the east translations... gibberish...

Yan: As we have talked about before, if we were of the west people, we also would hold strong negative opinions of the east translations...

Alo: Ha! I think we already do!

Yan: Ha! True!

Alo: But seriously, we had to create phrases to become synonyms of the ancient words... the modern language does not have words that come close to many of the ancients' words, and too, no one, absolutely no one known to me, outside of our people, has ever before explained the core concepts. Throughout the world there are many different beliefs... all beliefs claim to know true truth... the beliefs claim to be teaching great things, but none of the beliefs have yet explained what the great things are... none. The ancient man, in his sentences, he explained... he also explained in simple terms, easy to understand, easy to see for one's self... he spoke of things that all other beliefs also claimed for themselves, but none of the other beliefs used words that spoke of what the things are, which, to me, proved that the other beliefs are as winds of words... people talking, reciting words that none of the believers understand. All known books, throughout the world, combined, cannot so much as approach close to what the ancient man wrote. To find a man who knows what he is talking about, is so extraordinarily rare... it did my heart good, to discover that the man had indeed been a good man... my respect for the man, is now large...

Yan: And the book's words also proved that the common east title for the book, cannot be acceptable... it proved that the outsider's interpretation completely missed what the ancients wrote... it proved that the outsiders do not possess, nor can think of what the book spoke of.

Alo: Agreed... the title alone heaps ridicule upon the users...

Yan: Vain men... pompous, vainglory, hungry for veneration... yet, use wrong title, and, much worse, are unable to know why...

Alo: In our hands, are many good things, as well as many bad things... we cannot openly speak of the bad things, because it would harm many people... we also cannot speak of the good things, because it also would harm many people, as well as let bad people harm the pearls. Cleave the knowing... know what can be given, and know what must remain hidden...



Yan: Agreed... and still on my mind is a search for a better word to be used for speaking of how thoughts occur... we have used phrases, often long, attempting to describe the process... ratios, weights, durations... but, the modern language is so poor, and... even when we give lengthy words of descriptions, still the outsiders do not grasp our words...

Alo: Yes... a person must experience the thing firsthand first... cannot imagine what has not been experienced... words alone, cannot replace, nor explain, what cannot be experienced one's self. A man once spent over twenty years speaking to outsiders of ratios and durations of the mind... the man said that no one understood... the man did not know of the west people, nor know of the ancients' writings.

Yan: The ancient man... he knew... he had to have experienced the things himself, for him to write the words he wrote... he, and the man you spoke of, none others known outside of our people, have written similar words...

Alo: Agreed... for an ancient to have written knowings, knowings that cannot be imagined, it proved that the ancient was what he taught... rare... very rare... and, that alone... he earned my respect... deep respect...

De: Respect, truth... respect, understanding... respect, stable... trust, ingredient...

Alo: Yes, precisely... we respect our people, because they are always honest... we trust our people to always speak truth... we respect people, who are stable of behavior... we trust the people to always be stable... the respect is as a heart-felt love and appreciation for the people... the appreciation, is because of trust, and harmony... the love, is because of harmony, as a giving of appreciation... the ingredients, sing, together, as one. Symphony... Bach symphony... orchestra, two-hundred musicians... twenty different instruments... all performing in harmony... louds, quiets, softs, hards, rises, falls, emphases change... but, outsiders, they believe that only one note is all that is needed to know the song... say 'respect', and then believe that they have sung the song. But... the ancient's words... are correct... speak of symphony... now trusted... now of harmony... now appreciated... now respected...

Yan: And that, there, is that not one of the answers? The outsiders appear to give respect to people of social rank... politicians, businessmen, rich people... the outsiders appear to weigh their respect upon scales of material judgments, not upon scales of a person's inward qualities... outsiders give respect to politicians that lie and are unstable of behavior, give respect to rich people who lie, cheat, and are unstable... give respect to people who have titles of mastery, and yet are not masters at all... the masters cannot explain what they claim to know... but, does trust still exist? Do outsiders trust their masters? Surely trust ought to still exist... trust politicians... without trust, why then would a politician receive votes, or people follow the politicians' laws? Is it all hunger? Greed? Selfishness?

Alo: Interesting question... to us, it would appear that trust ought to surely exist by outsiders, but... I cannot image any outsider being so dull of mind as to not know that politicians are dishonest... not knowing their masters' lack of knowledge, that might be understandable since the outsiders know so little... but here, it appears to sum to the flavor of what is named 'respect'... the outsiders cannot describe, nor be aware of their own emotions, so no one will ever know what the outsiders feel when expressing respect... but... I believe that it is a safe assumption, that 'respect' by outsiders, does not include the same ingredients as ours... especially not love, especially not affection, and certainly not harmony.

Yan: Agreed, and, once again the modern language fails... one word, shared by all modern people... meaning, not shared by any people... modern word, cannot possibly, ever, be a synonym of an ancient word...

Alo: Agreed... respect for our people, is calm, smooth, outward warmth... respect for the ancient, also smooth, but not as calm... outward warmth more, higher, different angle, because of rarity... but not as warm, not as deep, not as fluid, because of not being alive... appreciation is more, because of rarity... but not as deep, not as fluid, not as much of heart, because not alive... one ancient is more respected, in many ways, because, countless other people not respected...

De: The ancient man, he spoke, of, a parallel way of thinking, also...

Alo: Yes, very true... which again tells us that the ancient had similarities as our own people...

Jun: Our children, speak similar...

Yan: Yes... common for us... natural... not common for outsiders... and, it appears to be all but impossible for an outsider to respect anyone similarly as what we define 'respect' to be...

Alo: Yes...

De: The love, the respect... the harmony... chidao...