KNOWLEDGE AND REFERENCE
Let us examine knowledge and its functions as well as its capacities and dimensions. Knowledge requires a platform to operate, which is called language. As a beginning, will it not be easy to explore the following aspects?
What we speak and write
How do we acquire linguistic skills?
Is not the word an abstract entity all by itself?
Finally, are we using the word or used by it
To think of thinking is the need of the day, but do we know what thinking is or are we carried away by the process itself?
Word is a window to its knowledge and feelings generated. The teacher and his/her teachings, without these two there is neither education nor the world we visualize. There is a gap between the word and the real object. E.g. the word Apple is not the real apple, so the gap is the problem. To solve this problem are we not creating innumerable problems? Simply we say that the problem lies in ones own perception; alternatively the world we experience.
Do we aware of the functioning of linguistic patterns or just carried away by presumptions and assumptions, which are part of linguistic ideology?
It is surprising to note that all philosophical statements are logical derivations. Logic based on two, one is constant and the other is variable. Out of these we derive, the third, which is a name, imposed on real.
. Name – its image – feeling – idea, these steps we call functioning of language. Linguistic operation is three dimensional in its volume, directional, and dynamic in its character. Is it not the whole of the intellect, which we carry all the time with different names, such as mind, heart, consciousness, inner world etc?
Knowledge is the outcome of interactive principle which is result oriented in its conceptual form. Therefore, concept drives humans to its result. However voluminous in its stature and predictive in its character still it is partial and indirect by its nature. The relational arrangement between nouns – verb – tense is the relational attitude between subject and object. This relation may be rational or irrational.
Opposites ingrained in language, so pessimism verses optimism, order – disorder, theism – atheism, and so on rooted in language but not anywhere in nature. Essentially languages constructed for memorizing past events and experiences so to refine them in present. Even the refined state of consciousness is inadequate to meet the present. Therefore, there is continuous strife for better knowledge in the world in which we live.
By its very inception, knowledge is divisive phenomena hence can offer division only. It is the witness to its own activity, which is the reason of its expansion. These are the grounding factors for conceivable reality and experience. Memory is past and functioning in present and projects the future project.
It is clear that the trio KNOWER – KNOWN – KNOWLEDGE is all past and time bound. If there is no transformation to intelligence, this knowledge remains a mere tin. Formulas require explanation. Explanation may be in the shape of a song, dance, and drama but there is every chance of deriving mythical ideology, so to save from this kind of diversions, there is philosophical enquiry. Enquiry is full of logic, which is based on mathematics, when not used in conjunction of subject, express disastrous and conflicting statement
Knowledge is a cluster of statements. Essence of accumulated knowledge is called as intuition, which instigate, HOW? Word as is an image and its produced image is mounted upon primary image. Two lifeless images are interacting because of sound.
The whole of thought process depends on calculation. Movement of thought is calculation, but only factual but not real. Natural intelligence is covered by accrued intellect like fire is covered by smoke, mirror is covered by dust, but smoke is taken for granted as fire.
. Since there is no clear distinction between factuality and reality, all suffocated ideas are expressed as real. Ignorance verses intelligence, these two opposites are responsible for tons of literature. Phenomenal approach to language may solve problems since it deals with what we see, hear, feel etc in contrast to what may be real and true about the world we feel and live.
We have to bear in mind that we are exploring virtual world, otherwise known as linguistic knowledge, which has a fraction of relation with the real. This relation is only with image, which we get out of sound. Sound and touch are the basic ingredients to formulate a picture. Our so-called mind is nothing but the analysis of these pictures.
Here we are not going to propose any new idea or concept but investigating the gifted knowledge from our ancestors and trying to find out its relative strength, which we inherit as a language. So let us begin with our own mother tongue, which we learn in the form of a song, story, an epic, or sayings, which stand as a translator throughout the rest of our lives. We call this translator as mind, heart, etc. We live in a pluralistic world which in fact is not real but a virtual one, which is also called MAYA (Sanskrit).
Belief plays a vital role in our lives, without which, we cannot even imagine. Thus, derived imagination is the stepping-stone for entire human activity. Language is not as simple as it appears to be. Arranged relation between sound and symbol and their picture is thought and its provocation, now the question is whether it would be possible to examine this invisible provocation?
Relation with a mirror is the same with a language. Whatever formulae, theories, explanations, and concepts thus derived are only limited to those images which help our movement both inside and outside.
Habituated to live in a conceptual environment, without which we feel homeless. Yet we talk of mukthi, moksha, freedom etc. This we may call self-deception. Education through a language advocated since eons. Veda (Sanskrit) means to know and this functions over two, one is (memory) smrithi and the other is sruthi (order of sound) but both are invisible.
Therefore, there are different names for the outcome of combinations and permutations. Unfortunately, we hang on to these names. All invisible feelings are generated in-between two images, one is of self and the other is of the object, and the activity continues forever until there is true enquiry.
Then only knowledge acquired can function in a sane order.