Earth Language Philosophy series
|[The Magical Method of a Grandma] 1-3
Don’t just build up fear of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It might be an important message from Nature to the humans
to let them imagine their truly ideal society and steer for that direction.
(1) Benefit of the pandemic
(2) What is Earth Language?
(3) Nature and artificial thing
Continue to (4-6) and (7-8)
コロナウィールスによるパンデミックに、不安だけをつのらせないで。ヒトにとっての本当の理想社会に思いを馳せ、そちらへ舵を切るよう、 ｢自然｣からヒトへの重要なメッセージなのかもし れない。婆は語り始めます。
(4-6) & (7-8)につづく
|(1) Benefit of the pandemic
Is this the first time you have heard of “Earth Language (EL)”? Okay, then I’ll give you a mini outline of it now.
Small birds in our garden who know nothing about the virus are enjoying the coming of spring as always. But in our world, the pandemic news has been going around and changing human living ways of the whole world into abnormal things. The information works for preventing expansion of the virus, but also creates dark clouds of fear over the planet.
I am really sorry for the big loss. But the world doesn’t need to see only negative aspects. No things are only right and wrong. Everything has both right and wrong sides.
I’ll tell you how I’ve recovered from my serious illnesses and injuries in the past. I made it by thinking about why the universe would give myself such pains, and what kind of message I should receive from these pains. Then I could find the mission that I should do, and my life came back while I focused on it and I could survive.
I wonder if the universe sent us this new virus to let each human review the current situation of the planet which has gone wrong with economic competition.
Don’t you think that the time to spend at home avoiding going out to confine the pandemic can be the once-in-a-lifetime chance to think about turning to the ideal society where human beings can come back to the origin of their spirits?
When you do so, you can get energy to restart through the pandemic, and replace harm with benefit, can’t you?
I noticed three points through seeing people’s reactions against this incident.
1) Peoples have had a common experience as human beings to confront the new virus which is infectious regardless of race, sex and rich or poor. That is to say, it shows that the people could unite as "earthians" together regardless of nationality when harmful aliens appeared.
2) Everyone got surprised to know that a personal unconscious action, such as touching his eyes, mouth or nose, could have an influence on the society, and the speed to link from one to the whole planet.
3) As a result of anti-virus measures such as prohibition of physical large gatherings and movement of people over an area, closure of schools, workplaces, stores and isolation, a lot of people newly experienced teleworking and telemeeting. A big revolution to new ways of working, ways of living, ways of linking and ways of spending time by using Cyberspace seems to have happened. The technology must speed up even more to continue to support it.
From these three cases, don’t you hear the starting sound of growing a ring of humans hand in hand equally as earthians across an area, to bring true democracy? I feel it’s like a gate to connect to the ideal society which I’ve imagined so far.
Long ago, the elderlies were rare and respected from youth, but now their population is increasing more and more. There is a technological gap between these generations, too. So the elderlies and invalids are regarded as economical burdens in the society where competing efficiently is the goal.
However there is the wisdom that would not be available without experiencing sickness or aging coming close to death. I can’t follow a youth at memory and speed. But it’s hard to capture the total view and the most important point while running around; we can do it better from far away and in slow motion.
Now a days, many seniors can’t follow the modern technology and don’t speak out about their thoughts. But I feel a responsibility to talk about it while I’m still alive, and to leave my opinion to you from such a viewpoint.
So, could you listen to me about the ideal world of the future? It is not a mere dreamlike story. It’s about the future that I looked at with a magical method. It is a tool to think about by dividing and connecting things from the root; and called "Earth Language."
If the structure of the world is warped, it could be faster after all to reconsider it from the root than taking an emergency measure without any overall plan.
Would you like to try to look into the future with me at this opportunity to know why this method works like magic?
In a word, EL is a new method to organize information and to mediate thought and transmission among humans.
The name includes “language,” but it’s not a vocal language; and it’s based on "form." A simple form symbolizes a fundamental element of people or nature. Then you can express a new thing by overlaying symbols, and combining meanings of elements, or making the simplified picture.
When you write a simple symbol with your finger to a blind person’s or your friend’s palm in the darkness, you can voicelessly inform something to them by the sense of touch. Also hand signs and gestures can show the symbol forms, too. In another way, if you pronounce a one-syllable name of a symbol, others can imagine what the symbol symbolizes.
Therefore EL can help mutual understanding in most circumstances, such as cross-cultural conditions and physically different conditions as blindness and deafness, with a choice of indication method.
Even though EL signs usually work as ideographs, we need to express just the sounds for such things as names, right?
So, EL has its own phonetic system, too. It represents each sound scientifically, by sound-element bases overlay, separated from the definition system.
Even it is a visual sign, there is a point resembling onomatopoeia a little.
An EL sign was not just abstractly set up with its meaning. The form symbolizes the energy condition of the meaning, so that it gets on your eyes and body directly.
For example, it’s easier to open up a jar when you turn the lid with onomatopoeia voice, "Ghup." When you write the EL bases overlay with “heart” and “light” in your mind, you feels some "Hope", imagining a light springs out in your heart. The power of the symbol might reflect it to the body.
Because of such a structure, you need not memorize each sound of a word like learning foreign languages. Just handle it as Emoji while reading directly by your mother tongue.
Is it Emoji? Hieroglyph? Is it primitive?
You may say so.
But this Emoji has the ability to change you into a philosopher, when you come to use it. Do you want to try it?
Well, I’ll show you some sample to feel how this Emoji works for your thinking way.
(3) Nature and artificial thing
Though this tool is still developing, it uses 70 definition bases. Three of them are semicircle. Let’s see the world mainly through these 3 bases at first.
See the explanation of the diagram, the form in the frame of the dotted line is a base. Every base fits into the inherent position in the same square frame, indication of the frame is not necessary for writing, though. EL can increase new symbols of various forms and meanings by putting plural bases on top of one another. The frame setting, even if it’s invisible, makes it systematically posible to create almost unlimited bases-overlay symbols.
Though these three semicircle bases are totally the same shape, the facing direction and the position in the frame are different from each other, so the meanings of them are different, too. EL writing goes from the left to the right as the rule, so the direction of the form of a base is related to each meaning.
[The base to represent "Nature"]
The upper half circle attached to the frame symbolizes "nature." It looks like covering the whole universe, spreading the roots into invisible infinite depth. All of what you recognize are there in nature.
[The base to represent "Artificial"]
It has the vertically inverted form of the base,“nature” at the same location. This base symbolizes "human made condition as artificial, product, creation." It’s because humans turn materials and energy in nature into new things for their own convenience or will.
Also this base form lets us feel the energy condition when a human raises both hands up, proudly crying "Great! We made it!!”
In the Euro-American culture, usually they pay attention to only human creation, and consider "nature" only to be a background and materials for human beings.
Science and technology have started designing new lives by gene manipulation and creating new materials and living cells which had never existed on the earth, they say.
I’ve heard that a few select humans make full use of technology and reject others, even expecting to evolve to "a godlike existence."
It is great arrogance!
Technology is always a double-edged sword.
It’s powerful to take over labor and time for humans. On the other hand, it puts the environment, society, and each individual under stress.
Threatening by nuclear arms is also being frightened of the same power from someone else, and very convenient smart phones let you forget the importance of truly facing yourself. Controlling nature by artificial power means that human beings strangle themselves.
The EL symbols of "artificial" and "nature" are the same size, but actually are incomparably different on the scale.
You should not forget that you, yourself, are also included in “nature.”
Seeing from the form of these EL bases, "nature" opens for the bottomless eternity, but the top of both hands of the "artificial" base stops at the frame. If we don’t learn more from the order of nature, and get more energy and resources from nature, the human world will have to end.
If a person forgot a modest heart to thank nature, he/she would be far from happiness. Because the state of happiness can’t be without including thanks and respect.
There has been a trial in the case of a former staff member of a
mentally-disabled people’s home who killed 19 patients there since
the beginning of the year in Japan. The motivation of the criminal
was for the idea that useless and worthless tax-wasters should
die, he had said. Pity the victims and himself... his soul might
be crushed by society with overemphasis on efficiency.
婆が大病や怪我をしたとき、どうやって乗り越えたかというとね、宇宙はなぜ自分にこんな痛みを与えているのだろう、この痛みから、どんな メッセージを受け取ればいいのだろう、と考えたの。するとやるべき使命が見えてきて、それに集中する間に命が蘇って、生き延びることがで きたのよ。
３、人の移動や集会の禁止、学校や職場の閉鎖などのウィルス対抗策の結果、大勢がテレワーク・テレ集会などを実体験した。サイバー空間を 利用する新しい働き方・暮らし方・つながり方・時間の使い方への大革命が起きそうね。それを支えるテクノロジーも、さらに急いで進歩する よ、きっと。