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Are we All so fast Asleep?

January 30, 2012


I challenge all of you to watch the linked video in it’s entirety, all of it.

Words fail me of course as I am sure they do you.

This is the malaise that I have been given the healing potion for. But I cannot just spew it out, alone. Look back at every radical change-maker in history and know that their best work never saw light of day.

Take some time if it matters to you and read this and dive in the links…

Watershed Day….May this pour through a million pairs of Eyes…

The cynicism is understandable, but there is enough due-diligence material for anyone called enough to listen.

Be well.

In Truth,


Some wisdom from Confucius, via his Rectification of Names. Thank you Spectator via comments. Amazing in-sight. And this was 2,500 years ago.

Very pertinent by the way. Very pertinent. Language, Symbol, Logo, Word.

Rectification of names

Confucius believed that social disorder often stemmed from failure to perceive, understand, and deal with reality. Fundamentally, then, social disorder can stem from the failure to call things by their proper names, and his solution to this was the rectification of names. He gave an explanation to one of his disciples:

A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve. If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish. When proprieties and music do not flourish, punishments will not be properly awarded. When punishments are not properly awarded, the people do not know how to move hand or foot. Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately, and also that what he speaks may be carried out appropriately. What the superior man requires is just that in his words there may be nothing incorrect.

— ConfuciusAnalects, Book XIII, Chapter 3, verses 4-7, translated by James Legge[3]

The Rectification of Names means that “things in actual fact should be made to accord with the implications attached to them by names, the prerequisites for correct living and even efficient government and that all classes of society should accord to what they ought to be” [4]. This essentially means for every action, there is a word that describes that action. The belief is that by following the Rectification of Names, one would be following the correct/right path. The rectification of names also calls for a standard language in which ancient rulers could impose laws that everyone could understand to avoid confusion. Without the rectification of names, different words would have different actions.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Nadall permalink
    January 30, 2012 10:33 pm

    The why of it can be found at The PLAN is laid out relatively succinctly in the first 15-30min. English starts after a minute or so, so don’t be put off by the language difficulty.

    Personally speaking, I can’t help but wonder if the evil spider in the center of the web isn’t some kind of bad AI program that became self-aware and took over. (I think I read that somewhere a while back…not sure) Remember HAL in 2001? Only much, much bigger. It’s the only thing I can really imagine that makes sense of Satan. (in the Judeo/Christian way of saying things.) Whatever ‘it’ is, it’s obviously not limited by time….has millenia to hatch and carry out it’s plans and is a whole lot smarter than we are. It disgusts me to be a part of this.

    • scout permalink
      February 1, 2012 3:25 am

      Nadall, check out what Rudolf Steiner says in The Ahrimanic Deception. It may help shine some light.

      What we are witness to is the worldly preparation for the incarnation of Ahriman. I try and read the lecture a few times a year because it really resonates with me.

      • Nadall permalink
        February 1, 2012 5:54 am

        Another very interesting way of looking at it Scout. Thanks. I wonder about the three super/subsensibilities… from whence and why? Why is the worst the last? Etc. My curiosity seems to be boundless. I suppose that’s why I can never be satisfied with a single view and keep on looking.( Mostly, I’ve gone inside lately. I tend to agree with Vivek about the only thing I’m really sure of is this body I inhabit. At least that’s the way I interpret what he said.) Also, I wonder who rules those three? And on and on….

        • Nadall permalink
          February 1, 2012 5:59 am

          Ahriman sounds something like what the new covenant calls the anti-christ or the beast or satan the dragon who rules for a thankfully rather short time until the end of this system of things.

    • scout permalink
      February 1, 2012 3:36 am

      rereading it now and thought I’d share…..
      “If we inquire: Who stirs up nations against each other? Who raises the questions that are directing humanity today? — the answer is: the Ahrimanic deception which plays into human life. And in this field men very easily let themselves be deceived. They are not willing to descend to the lower strata where reality is to be found. For, you see, Ahriman skillfully prepares his goal beforehand; ever since the Reformation and the Renaissance, the economist has been emerging in modern civilization as the representative governing type. That is an actual historical fact. If you go back to ancient times, even to those that I have characterized today as the Luciferic — who were the governing types then? Initiates. The Egyptian Pharaohs, the Babylonian rulers, the Asiatic rulers — they were initiates. Then the priest-type emerged as ruler and the priest-type was really the ruler right up to the Reformation and the Renaissance. Since that time the economist has been in command. Rulers are in fact merely the handymen, the understrappers of the economists. One must not imagine that the rulers of modern times are anything but the understrappers of the economists. And all that has resulted by way of law and justice — one should only study it carefully — is simply a consequence of what economically oriented men have thought. In the nineteenth century the “economical” man is replaced for the first time by the man thinking in terms of banking, and in the nineteenth century there is created for the first time the organization of finance which swamps every other relationship. One must only be able to look into these things and follow them up empirically and practically. “

  2. January 31, 2012 3:47 am

    This is a great post Vivek.
    On the personal level. one cannot communicate anything to another if one is not speaking clearly, using the correct words to express true feelings. To express true feelings one must know themselves. When we use the wrong words, it is an unconscious-consciousness, rooted in fear of another person’s reaction to authenticity. Because we know ourselves, we know what we are doing and wish we didn’t feel called to adjust the perceptions of another.

    Nothing positive ever happens when information has to be interpreted.

    • Vee Wong permalink
      February 1, 2012 9:31 am

      Nina, so that’s how “Sacred” texts are mis-interpreted and sheeples mis-led for millenniums (or millennia).

      So we must practice FOR-GIVENESS so that the “hold” on us can be untangled?

      Don’t we feel de javu sometimes, events keep repeating?

      And perhaps we ought to ask why we fear?

      Thanks for sharing,

      • Vee Wong permalink
        February 1, 2012 10:04 am

        BTW, ever wondered words, (and sound and images) could trigger our DNAs by design, so we may “adapt” to the evolution/changes when the time (for lack of better word) comes?

        Such a mysterious, and miraculous concept, WORDS.

        • February 3, 2012 7:16 am

          It goes a lot deeper than that too Vee. A whole lot deeper actually. Our DNA is also Mater condensed around a Pater.
          What is that Pattern? And is Light Matter?

          DNA, Light and Dual Nature…. quite the rabbit hole. 🙂

    • Nadall permalink
      February 2, 2012 7:01 pm

      Wonderful thought Vee. Why not, esp. if sound created us in the first place.

  3. February 2, 2012 10:40 pm

    Units of measurement are essentially arbitrary. Over the course of human history, however, first for reasons of convenience and then for reasons of necessity, standards of measurement have evolved so that communities would have common benchmarks. The meter, for example, was redefined repeatedly, the last time in 1983, as the distance travelled by light in vacuum in 1/299,792,458th of a second. What can be said of our monetary unit of measure today? Well, one could argue that it is about as
    precise as the measure for length was before the French Revolution: the King’s foot! If the King died, the measure changed. If the new king had a longer foot, the producers of cloth were out of luck; if shorter, then the consumers were. As a matter of history, over time, length (as well as weight and time, for example) became measured more and more accurately. In fact, in all scientific endeavors, precision in the definition of the
    unit of measure has improved. The ONLY exception is economics, in particular monetary economics. ‘Money’ today, as far as its value is concerned, is based on government fiat, which is itself a highly elastic measure, with an irresistible bias on the side of falling short. What we now use every day in our actions and interactions of a monetary nature, and never give a second thought to it, is, quite simply, based on fiat and so, quite unreliable. This is clearly an aberration in the history of Western Civilization.

    Adapted from the work of Antal Fekete.

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