My Latin Paper 1958

In my senior year at high school I needed a final paper for my Latin class. I was interested in etymology & semantics & got some books out of the library. Perhaps they were items #8 & #12 in the bibliography for the paper.
I confess that most of it was written by GW as he was proud of his Latin – shows up a lot in Z is Z & the Tai Shu – & he wanted to show me how to write a good term paper.  I think he achieved both. I also learned a great lot & a lifetime interest in the meaning of words & language.

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Introduction to the Science & Art of Etymology or Semantics

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Chapter Four
The Creative World of Language

It is generally accepted in our culture that there exists a “person” within the body, an awareness that “is” one’s self. All that is perceived and identified as oneself appears to refer to a source from which these attributes come—existing within or behind our awareness—that we infer is the true entity that we are. The Book of Not Knowing 9:20 4:1 This chapter is a significant contemplation. Here we will set out to deeply grasp the origins and nature of sentience, self, other, language, the creation of an inner self, and the purpose of the internal dialogue. Stop for a moment and dwell on each of those and how much they contribute to your daily experience and life. Such deep and powerful contributions to the world in which we live need careful attention and serious contemplation.

Ralston, Peter. The Genius of Being: Contemplating the Profound Intelligence of Existence (Kindle Locations 999-1007). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition. 



interesting … thinking out loud here re “All that is perceived and identified as oneself appears to refer to a source from which these attributes come—existing within or behind our awareness—that we infer is the true entity that we are”  which also matches my conceptions null.  this is something that i have been grasping for recently.

“Meaning” as the result of “awareness” seems to be the connections between “oneself” (however that is varied to at the moment) and what #PR refers to as “behind our awareness”.   I call it background … or the accumulated collection of connections in the particular context that crops up.   So you can change either one … you can change what you have varied … to be continued … like i said this is a work in progress … no need for you to understand or crap on yet null



Remember Tao Teh Ching #18 before starting an argument. 
http://www.fastblogit.com/thought/24007 null

Conversation forked to thought 24068

no argument here … sorry null, my comment was not a nail to your hammer.

Yet when I repeated it back to you on your copy of my post you put it in hiding illustrating yet another incident of tao #18 incursion

You may be able to change your own reality with your inventions xor beliefs if you are conscious of which are which.. You are less likely to be able to change another’s because not only do you not have a whole inventory of their beliefs, inventions & thoughts but you probably don’t have access to much outside yourself & your own pile.