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After learning a language -Why can't anyone go back and narrate what and how one experienced during the first year?

It will be interesting to explore the reasons that fill the "gap of inability" between the most efficient language learning phase and "culture bound listening phase" as Patricia says . After learning a language what prevents one to go back and bring insights, describe from that efficient learning phase in one's life. Being convinced that these insights / description once known will be objectively measurable as well. It seems the challenge in using MEG has a bias. Thus - what are those factors that prevent one to go back and recall the baby experiences while a language gets learnt - it may add new vocabulary or use existing words in a new perspective to share with others.


Closing Statement from Charan Singh

Thank you all - the spectrum of responses - from Ed Schulte, Natasha Nikulina, Casey to Adriaan Braam- brought amazing insights on this theme. My question and replies were driven by the knowledge I acquired through some, available to humanity, core sources of Wisdom that are little explored - though seems extremely beneficial for solving our current problems. The reason to ask this question was to further explore and find equivalent knowledge terms that can be commonly understood by all. Must say I tried exploring ,not missing even a small reference about " The Word" and how little we know about The Word that manifests through language as our World. Interestingly, I learnt about a Oneness frequency C132/A 432 Hrz that further led me to a great related article link http://www.jwmt.org/v1n4/readlight.html and another book title: P.D.Ouspensky - The Fourth Way, that accepts and addresses to the question asked here " why one doesn't remember and how can one develop that memory that remembers everything " Present day Science or pedagogy - sorry to state, addresses or knows only about two dimensions of that memory that inherits the potential to be developed into four. It is not about religion or faith or worshiping - it is purely about the knowledge accessible to mankind that can be gained through - easy to make observations, experiments not subjective experiences, comparisons, analysis - and using all other tools a scientific mind would use or prefer to use.

I remain indebted to all who participated and shared their valuable inputs on this thread. Thank you.

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  • Mar 4 2013: Hi, Charan !
    Have you listened to this talk ?
    There is a sense where this talk belongs here, i think. Maybe not.
    The ' ugliest piece of music ' , music without repetition. When i first listened to it i thought that a new born baby could hear the world ( not music but ordinary external sounds ) that way. Its mind doesn't hear recognizable patterns, because there are no patterns in this mind as such. No associations or guesses what could it possibly be that produces sounds and no expectations.
    If you are interested i would recommend to start from 7.44 mark, right from music and then listen to the talk.

    Music reminds me some Jackson Pollock paintings.


    Actually a baby's organism is its mind, its DNA and it grows towards pre organised pattern ...music.
    Forgetting about ' all-is-music' state. it's like to to fallow one tune, forgetting about the others, but this tune is also the part of the symphony: Uni-verse.
    Music can't be, without a pause. Isn't it Amnesia in our context ?
    • Mar 4 2013: Thanks Natasha !! for sharing this interesting video !! Amazingly Creative !! as per my evolving understanding - not 88 but over 7 billions of us are into the equation of 3 three multiply without duplication - each distinct with yet with a similar cord !! each beautiful with an ugliest, and one creative note - Math or for that matter any language cant precisely make permutation /combination of what is that Infinite yet simply understandable at equation 1x 3 at the base level that expands on Infinity. Instead of finding answer in Infinity backward movement towards the base line might be helpful - that how this questions likely attempts to explore convergence rather than expansion path !! Cheers !
      • Mar 5 2013: We are different due to Amnesia while being always and forever One.
        Imagine you are young , you are old, you have died, you are not yet born ...
        Here is the passage from Hermetic corpus, for me it was a revelation !

        "... If then you do not make yourself equal to god , you cannot apprehend god. For like is known by like. make yourself grow to a like expanse , and leap clear of all that is corporeal. Rise above all time and become eternal then you will apprehend god, think that for you nothing is impossible, deem that you to are immortal , and that you are able to grasp all things in your thought. to know every craft and every science, find your home in the haunts of every living creature, make yourself higher than all hieghts and lower than all depths, bring together in yourself all opposites of quality, heat and cold , dryness and fluidity, think that you are everywhere at once at land at sea, in heaven,think that you are not yet beggotten, that you are in the womb , that you are young, that you are old , that you have died, your in the world beyond the grave, grasp in your thought all this at once , all times and places and substances and qualities, magnitudes together, then you can apprenhend god, but if you shut up your soul and your body and abase yourself and say i know nothing, i can do nothing , im afraid of earth and sea , i cannot mount to heaven , i cannot , i know not what i was or what i shall be , then what have you to do with god !!

        !!!!! :)

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