Alo and De Similar








Alo and De Similar #62


Alo and De Similar

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2018 November 10, 2018



Yan: For the first time, I felt that an east translation had been of value... an outsider had chosen the word 'three' to be the interpretation of an ancient word that ought to have implied something like 'take part in'... other translations had also used parallel words that imply 'three', such as 'triad'... the east man had written 'ternion', which, of course, appeared to me to suggest that the man may have purposefully wished to avoid saying 'trinity'. When I further researched the ancient word, I discovered that an island nation near the ancients also interpreted the word to imply 'three', or, at least, that is what the dictionaries say... but, the ancient language, it uses three horizontal lines to infer 'three'... very obvious, and not like the word in question, although, later, I laughed at myself for not having given attention to the word in question having three diagonal lines underneath the symbol's other designs, so, yes, the idea of 'three' was there all along. I then discovered that the ancient word also relates to three stars... a constellation named 'Three Stars'... I researched to confirm that the constellation was known prior to the ancients' writings, to confirm that the word could have indeed pointed at a concept of the constellation... today, the constellation is known as Orion... the same constellation that is important in many different beliefs... but, the ancient Three Stars constellation has, now, included four additional stars... but the original constellation, had only three stars. Also, the Three Star constellation was one of twenty-eight, each named to be 'mansions'... Three Star Mansion... I smiled, humored... once again someone had written of a mansion in the sky. If the translations had not made the mistake, then I would not have further researched the word... the translations' mistake was of usefulness to me...

Alo: Yes, funny how words appear to point to same concept... but, you might not yet know... the popular belief's use of the word 'mansions' is a purposefully incorrect translation of an east language... the original word, it implied a little room, built upon the side of an existing house... the cultural idea within the original east texts, is that the little room is where a newly married couple would live, beside the husband's parent's house... the coincidence, of 'mansions', is not really a coincidence... although, perhaps, in a way, it could be possible that someone knowingly used the ancients' word to infer a soul's home in the stars... a small portion of all stars... a small room beside the big house...

Yan: Aha, yes, I did not know that... thank you... so, then, the similarities were not similar at all...

Alo: Agreed...

Yan: But either way, the concepts within the paragraph were what determined which word to use... the final choice for me, was to simply use the word itself... 'shen'... 'shen' points to three stars in union of a constellation... the paragraph points to what our people think of as the 'spirit' of Nature... outsiders often say 'laws of Nature'... the paragraph's concept is that there is a heaven, and an earth, and between them is Nature... or, as we might say, between Source and matter is Nature... the three are connected... cannot have earth without Source, nor without Nature... near the end of the paragraph, the ancients used the word 'shen', which, appears to me, to simply be a pointing at a thing that most all of the people could see and understand... perhaps like today, we could speak of Source, Nature, and earth, and then, after a pause, say 'shen'. To me, 'shen' does indeed imply three, also implies three stars, also implies constellation, also implies mansion, also implies union, also a metaphor, also an analogy...

Alo: Very much agreed... and, once again, observe, how much more is learned, and understood, when ancient words are translated one's self...

Yan: Very true... if I were to merely copy synonyms from a dictionary, then the ancient words would have no meaning... the result might be as the outsiders' translations... they speak of people attaining supernatural powers, magic, and other silly things that cannot possibly be true...



Alo: It appears that the book's concept of 'root of Source' is interpreted by outsiders as being a kind of supernatural power... the outsiders cannot know, nor imagine, what the root might be, and so, perhaps the outsiders' interpretations are all that the people can imagine... magic and power...

Yan: Agreed... and to me, I think of other similarities also... so many cults, all claiming similar things... magic powers... souls flying to planets and stars in heaven... supernatural powers to lord-over matter, people, and even Source itself... all about power, selfish power... greed... and there it is, the same similar ideas within the outsiders' translations of ancient words...

Jun: Cannot imagine a new thing...

Yan: Yes indeed... does not matter how smart an outsider might be, if the outsider has not experienced harmony, then the outsider cannot imagine what it might be...

Alo: Cannot imagine curve... if cannot imagine curve, then not able imagine Nature... not able to imagine root of Source...

De: Also not able to see pattern...

Alo: Yes... the pattern, is not easy to see, without first being outside of pattern... Yan, have you yet seen the pattern of why so many things are similar?

Yan: No, not yet... from what I have seen, to me, it appeared to almost be as if all outsiders' beliefs are poor copies of the ancients' words... but, still, something else there... not felt right... an awkward pattern, one that I have not recognized...

Alo: Within one system of belief, it is easy to observe the patterns... one man, wrote one book, then copied to three... the man then changed a few words in each book... like we do when editing a page... and then the three books were claimed to have been written by three men. The patterns are obvious... many people often speak the same sentences... not a coincidence, just a limit of words... sometimes, people write same paragraphs... still, not a real coincidence, just a limit of words... sometimes people have written several pages almost the same... a coincidence, a coincidence based upon a similarity of interest combined with a similarity of knowledge and thought patterns... but the three books, they did not vary of mental patterns, nor of most all words... the pattern, cannot be a coincidence... the pattern, is of one man.

Yan: Like the ancient words... easy to see pattern of the main author...

Alo: Yes... he wrote a stable pattern... other writers, not same pattern. However, when people write words, the people write what they can think of... people change patterns of words, but people cannot change the pattern of what they can think of... cannot imagine a new thing...

Yan: Yes, that is true...

Alo: If a system of belief were new, then the system of belief would speak new words, and speak of new thoughts... how many new thoughts have you seen in translations?

Yan: Aha... none...

Alo: Precisely... Nature's boundaries, include, words... a person can rearrange old words for eternity, but cannot express new thoughts...

Yan: Oh, no... I now know where this is leading...

Alo: Yes... the similarities of translations, and the similarities of beliefs, must be similar, because... man cannot imagine a new thing... what you have been finding in translations, is an example of man's limitations... limitations of imagination... man's boundaries...

Yan: Oh... but now I am more, something, not sure what it is... repulsed? Humored? Shocked? Excited of new discovery? Disheartened? Astonished?

Alo: My chuckle... yes, when first recognized, it can be experienced as a wide variance of emotions... I had read thousands of books, before I finally recognized the pattern...

Yan: But this also applies to the many cults and other bizarre beliefs... same beliefs of souls flying to planets... souls flying to the stars... same beliefs of supernatural powers... same cults thriving today... all beliefs share similar... none are truly different... just, rearrange some words, and then claim the belief is brand new...

Alo: Yes... and now... how many coincidences?

Yan: Oh, I am leaning on the idea of none... maybe none at all... the boundaries of man's thoughts, are so narrow... so tiny...