Thoreau on Neuroplasticity
| Henry David Thoreau, beloved American author, poet, philosopher and transcendentalist(1817-1862):”As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Many go fishing without knowing it is not fish they are after.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruits, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself is what determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
It is as hard to see one’s self as to look backwards without turning around.
If once advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!
What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
We much have infinite faith in each other. If we have not, we must never let it leak out that we have not.
SONG NAIL; within is the CYCLE OF WISDOM (Song 6:9 supposedly written by Peace “Solomon about 1,000 BC in Palestine)
These are the original word meanings
|3123 dove 259 united 259 united 517 mother 1249 beloved 3205 to bear 7200 see 4436 queeen 6370 concubine 1984 be clear
This is how the INTERPRETERS rendered it in the KJB
Song 6:9 KJB – My dove,[H3123] my undefiled is [but] one;[H259] she [is] the [only] one[H259] of her mother,[H517] she [is] the choice[H1249] [one] of her that bare[H3205] her. The daughters saw[H7200] her, and blessed her; [yea], the queens[H4436] and the concubines,[H6370] and they praised[H1984] her.
Who/what is the Queen? Who/what is the mother? Why is Queen a feminine word; but mother is not? What is the concubine that is clear? The new STRONG BRIDGE DATABASE; enables us to quickly and easily discover the meaning of any word in the James Strong Exhaustive Concordance. No longer do we have to labor to discover the meaning of any word. We can see how any word was formed all the way down to its root. We no longer have to be confused as to what the author meant. Nor wonder why our current understanding of a word meaning does not seem to match the old texts. Perhaps it is our current view and understanding that is at faulty.
The above example is just the meaning of the specific words….the SBD gives the entire structure of any given word; right down to its root. IN addition shows all the words that grown from any given root word. This facilitates understanding of what the original authros were conveying.
While 8673 words int he Old Testament were identified by numbers; many of them are duplicates due to transliteration differences due to different times and places.
In addition to these 8673 words there is a substantial number of words that were not given numbers. These words are contained within the numbered words. Often the meaning was given; which adds tremendously to our understanding of the original texts.
When we remove all the references to the OT words that are found in the New Testament; there is nothing left of the NEW TESTAMENT. When we explore the scripture with ONLY THE ORIGINAL WORD MEANINGS (that is without all the added English words) we see stories quite differently then what has been taught for hundreds of years.
We see stories that are common to man’s understanding of the cosmos; the universe, the creation. We see glimpses of the first science, the science of the sun, moon, stars and their relationship to the earth.
A very narrow view as traveling was slow; mostly on foot. Some times on donkeys, horse, camels, etc; but still slow. There was no far distant other side of the planet. There was however, the vast upper region that seemed to dance, revolve around the earth itself.
When we distort those stories into people; we lose the entire purpose of the writings of the original authors. It is time to reclaim what the original authors scribed; must have been important to have been selected as the basis for the book that has sold more copies than any other. It is estimated that if all the Bible that have been sold were stacked up; it would make a mountain 100 times taller than Mt. Everest. Maybe we should put some time and effort into understanding what the authors of the 66 books actually put on paper.
Language does not lie
People make sounds; then make marks on stone, paper, computers, etc. to represent those sounds. The sounds become written words that become sentences, paragraphs and stories. With the intention that everyone reading or hearing those words would have the same understanding of what that sound, that mark means.
If a word means boy and is interpreted by the learned of their day……as meaning girl, child, slave, servant, minister; how can we possibly understand what was written by the original authors?
We read boy; we think male gender….we do not think, girl, child, servant, slave, minister; unless there are some qualifying other marks. Those marks do not change the meaning of one word…boy into the meaning of a single word girl.
If we do not understand the UNIQUE LANGUAGE of the authors of the original 66 books. Then we get fooled by KINGS of RELIGION of today. The KING RELIGION, by whatever word it calls itself, is based upon theories, doctrines, laws and precepts; which KING RELIGION has determined to use to rule and reign over the masses. For the purpose of mind, heart control.
The KING says it is the word of GOD and must be obeyed because the KING is the representative of GOD. Who decided that eons ago? Who heard those words and wrote them on paper?
On the other hand; what did the authors of 66 different writings from 1845BC to 70AD actually put to paper? Do the stories of KING RELIGION match those original texts?
If we do not understand the UNIQUE LANGUAGE of the original texts; then we are like dumb sheep put into a sheepfold by KING RELIGION. Then we let the KING’S wolf climb over the fence; because that wolf says it is was sent by the KING.
If we explore further the word BOY, we see that train up a boy to hit is a primary premise of KING RELIGION. We see that the FATHER trains the boy to hit, by hitting. Do we understand or even know….. that the word BOY is interpreted as girl, child, slave, servant, minister, man, young boy, maid, maiden? Perhaps it does not mean what we think it means. Perhaps BOY does not mean what KING RELIGION infers and teaches!
Even so, who do we send off to war…. trained to hit? Now the girl gets to also join in the hitting having been trained by the KING RELIGION. Mothers leaving children to go fight the KINGS war. Why is KING WAR still prevalent upon the planet….maybe it is the Major General of KING RELIGION. Don’t forget it wrote that wars and rumors of wars would not end?
KING RELIGION determined those words when it developed one of KING RELIGIONS books called Bible. When we read scripture and see the words used in the Bible child, maid, maiden, man servant, son, young boy do we think BOY as a human gender???? How can a maid, maiden be a boy, a son according to English that we read? How can a boy be man in today’s understanding?
KING RELIGION has built a very tall tower called BABEL; which means the confusion of languages.
KING RELIGION rules and reign out of the tower of confusion. It is time to dethrone KING RELIGION. It is time for us to cross the STRONG BRIDGE that was built and then published in 1890.
How many more years are we going to listen to KING RELIGION teach from the TOWER OF CONFUSION?
We can stand on the other side of the STRONG BRIDGE and see clearly what the original authors wrote in those 66 books. 66 books that have been couched in confusion coming from the TOWER OF CONFUSION ruled by KING RELIGION.
Question is why has the KING not given us an easier way to get across the STRONG BRIDGE built in the 1800s? Answer is it would dismantle the very foundation of the TOWER OF CONFUSION. That would allow the masses to draw their own conclusions about what those authors intended to say.
An easy to use and understand database has been developed. Before it is released to the general public, there needs to be some interest in studying the original UNIQUE language. To come to some basis of understanding of how that language functions. To see how very little the original dictionary actually was. The word and their meanings used by the original authors.
KING RELIGION has built the largest, richest, most powerful corporation on the planet and we the dumb (silent) sheep bow down to it. Letting our wool be cut off so the king can sell it. Probably to finance the wars.
Language does not lie, words do not lie in and of themselves. It is the distortions, the confusion of meanings that create lies. Twisting and distorting word meanings results in religious myths and other fairy tales.
Oh be patient and let religion die out? At what cost? What cost to all the species on the planet? War does not just destroy people, families, lives. It affects, infects and destroys all types of species; far beyond the end of whatever particular war is ended.
The planet itself suffers under the tight fisted rule of KING RELIGION.
When will we stop paying homage to KING RELIGION….homage based upon fear. Intentional fear to control the minds, wills, and hearts of the masses.
Man read 66 documents and decided that those documents represented God’s law. Those 66 writings between 1845BC and 70AD described a view of creation. Man took those 66 writing and put them into a book, called Bible. Man said this is God’s law and must be obeyed.
Man’s first law of control was written in man’s book, the Bible. This law of control is a major root on the planet today. This major root of CONTROL based upon man’s book developed religion. Religion is formed by doing and believing the same things over and over again until it becomes a HABIT. Believing that this will CONTROL and save the world….over and over and over again believing something will be different, is also the meaning of CRAZINESS.
From this CONTROL ROOT grows another word SPIRITUALITY….another form of RELIGION…designed to control behavior of self and get OTHER to do the same thing.. Do this and this repetively and this will be…..(fill in the blanks)
Nature of creation is to promote the cycle of growth and rest. There are no two things on the planet that are identical; not even so called identical twins. Each and every product of creation is allowed to grow and express in its individual manner. A gentle breeze or a raging tornado. A clinging vine or a free standing giant Sequoia. Creation does not force a clinging vine into a raging water fall. Even the little streams can free flow or sink into the earth. Or evaporate away. Or splash on the grass on the banks. Or enter the belly of the deer. Create a home for the fish and moss and the rocks.*
So man’s books, Bible, Koran, Torah, etc. and man’s law of control are not based on the nature of creation. Nor are they based upon the original writings. Man took control of 66 ancient writings and forced them into the religious myths that already abounded on the planet. Took the original words and jammed them full of English interpretations….swelling those 66 writings into a monster. A monster of control used to control the masses. There is NO TRANSLATION of the original 66 writings…at least not in the public domain**
Other forms of control that have developed from religiously held beliefs….government, politics, rulership, kingship, queenship, ownership, husbands, lordship, judges, lawyers, courts, prisons etc. etc. etc. all have grown from the root of CONTROL, bring into conformity. The religiously held concept that I will feel better, if I can control other. Religiously held belief that OTHER is bad and it must be saved.
Causes one to wonder why this country with 5% of the population has 25% of its residents locked in physical prisons. Those physical prisons are obvious. What is not so obvious is the minds, bodies and souls locked into religious, spiritual practices. War is based on religiously held beliefs about death, hell, damnation and the saviour complex. Is RELIGOUS CONTROL working? Depends upon the intent. If the intent is to lock up uncontrollable humans…then yes it is working.
Most people come into a religious/spiritual track through their families, or friends or towns or whatever and remain there. I was fortunate that creation drew me through a continuous series of channels of religious, spiritual methodologies. The advantage is that my natural global view was enhanced to see a bigger picture. Granted it has taken 78 years to get here; fraught with many struggles toward freedom.***
Each and every one of those channels is deep. They can be beneficial but more importantly they limit the view from the deep ravine. Are not aware of the other deep ravines, who also have a limited view. Fortunately man has taken the earth elements and life forces and created many beautiful instruments…..used for control. The web is the most prominent right now. It has the ability to help us see other views. This is also predicated on what channels we use.
Do we religiously use the news channel, the stock channel, the movie channel, the war movies, the dramas, the comedies, the realities, the nature….?????
* the little streamlet was transliterated, then capitalized and made to seem like the name of a woman. A wanton woman named Delilah that cut off the hair of her man stealing his strength. The word representing her man was transliterated and capitalized into the word Samson and made to appear as if SUNLIGHT was a man. In a sense we are, without sunlight there is no plants, animals or any other living creature including MAN.
** the JSe developed in the 1800; first published about 1890 is a bridge back to the original word meanings of the 66 articles. The theologians have failed to give us something we can use to understand those original text. Instead keep altering the JSE with each new editions….to make money.
The past 20 years of my life has been spent with two books only the KJB and the JSE and an easy to use format has emerged. A format that allows us to see the little dictionary of words that the original authors used.
A format that allows us to see how each word is formed and what is means in terms of English. If the word meaning was not used in the original text then it is not valid in the Bible interpretations.
We can study the English of today from now till doomsday and will never understand the original text. Never see that the word think is derived from the midriff…..not the brain. The word hidden dark does not equal north. Dry parched is not equal to south, etc. etc. etc.
Or we can study from the little dictionary of original word meanings. Which means we also must eliminate all capital letters and all added English words used to create the religious myths.
*** EXISTENT OPEN WIDE FREE is the word meaning, but transliterated, capitalized and made to seem like the names of humans, Joshua, Jehoshuah. Jehoshua, Jesus…..just to name a few. Visit the blogs and discover the other so called names of human beings.
It would seem logical that the learned church fathers who prepared the manuscripts for the printing of the KJB would have had access to the original texts. The texts from which they interpreted the 66 books. The same text used almost 300 years later by the team of 100 scholars used to shed light upon the original writings.
If so, then why did they only translate a handful of innocuous words? Words whose true meanings would not in any way detract from the religious myths that had been taught for hundreds of years.
Why did they use the transliterated groups of letters; which were not words. But represent the true meaning in the original languages. Why in some cases did they give us the meaning of those transliterated groups of letters. Then using the same group of transliterated letters add a capital, which was then used as a word; instead of the true meaning of the word? Capital letters infer the name of some person, place or important thing.
If on the other hand, for some reason, they did not have access to the same original documents as the 100 scholars that developed the James Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance; then what did they use as the basis for the Biblical stories? Stories, i.e. religious myths that had been taught for hundreds of years prior to the Bible.
Not to mention the glut of added English words to tell the myths.
Revelation tells us that it is a very little book; sweet in the mouth; bitter in the belly. Bitters are digestive aids. First we must digest out all of those added English words. Then use the true meaning of words used by the original authors.
What is left is a very tiny book. What is noticeable absent is the concepts of sin, shame, blame, guilt, judgement, condemnation, etc. What we discover is the view of the authors who scribed the 66 books between 1845BC to 70AD. A view of creation, the passing of the ages; the stories written in the heavens.
There are no translations. There is only interpretations and thousands of other Bibles all based on the KJB. None of the original texts were written in Latin, nor Greek. They were written in Chaldean and Hebrew using words from many different languages, Persian, Babylonian, Aramaic, Egyptian, Oriental, Syrian, etc. Not to mention words whose original languages were not identified. None of these languages use capital letters.
There are a number of circular words; especially in the Old Testament. For instance gray only comes from dust and dust only comes from gray. What comes from that circular root is very interesting….not the subject of today’s blog.
Point being when we slog around in the words used in the KJB or any other interpretation called Bible; we circulate in the same old view point. Come up with the same old conclusions. Arrive at the same old religious myths. And do not have a clue what the voices of the original authors were trying to convey.
Remember there are no TRANSLATIONS only interpretations. Interpretations based upon the learned church fathers of their day. We have had the resource to delve deeper into the unique language. The unique language formed when combining written documents ranging from 1845BC to 70AD into one book called Bible.
Documents scribed by a variety of pens held by a variety of authors. In a variety of places. Presumably men. Maybe those men understood something; men of today do not. I assume male persons as female persons were not deemed to have the ability to think nor reason and therefore could not write.
Question is why have the learned church fathers not given us, today, the ability to truly use and understand the JSE. A rich research project in the mid 1800s that involved perhaps 100 scholars seeking to give us a new tool to use. Perhaps themselves wanting to know what the original authors actually wrote.
Now the Bible is the property of the pubic except in England where the English crown owns the rights to the Bible. I can only assume that the crown gave permission to the scholars to delve into the original text. They gave us a vast array of knowledge. It is cumbersome to use.
However in the mid 1800s the only way to document anything was by pen on paper. The documentation of their work has been around for almost a hundred years. Printed over and over again. Found in most places where the Bible is found, schools, offices, homes, churches, etc.
We have had the ability to produce a more user friendly way of using the JSE for a long..Instead of f doing that, the church fathers or their representatives simply alter the JSE by removing the number references to words they deem in their esteemed estimation are simple English words everybody understands.
For instance removing the number references to the word THIS did in fact erase a fast amount of information. Three forms of the word interpreted as THIS are in fact the three forms of words neutral, masculine, feminine. Each one appears more than 400 times in the 1940 edition of the JSE. The THIS and THIS forms function like the English word THIS. However the THIS literally means SHEEP. A vast amount of information and details about the original text THIS SHEEP is lost due to this one example.
No wonder religious followers are referred to as dumb sheep. They have no voice. Sheep follow whoever is out in front; deeming that one to know where they are going. Sheep will follow anybody even over the cliff to their death.
But of course, the promise is die and then go to heaven to nirvana to flat line. Same circular motion as dust from gray from dust from gray. Sheep following the leader, the leader following the sheep, etc. etc. etc. all going over the cliff of religious myths. The leader always starting with the English words of the Bible….a futile effort in reclaiming the voices of the original authors.
Why have the learned church fathers not given us an easy to use version of the JSE. ANSWER it would destroy the foundation upon which the church is founded’ the solid rock Petra. Which is not what the original text say…..it says upon an open pile of rocks the church is being built. That open pile of rocks is the earth itself; not some man made structure called a cathedral, church, synagogue, ashram, temple or any other man made structure.
A structure designed to exalt the leadership and divide the sheep. A wall of division built upon a sterile, impregnable rock.