Issues of Russian linguistics or caviar to the general
Well done, ladies and gentleman. Once upon a time the Universe was full of beings, which were really ephemeral and self-sufficient, maybe some of you still remember that time. Their only, one favorite entertainment was a game…
It’s just the God’s game
You are already accepted into their family, disappearing and appearing again, you can easily change your form and content, infinitely hiding and turning, you communicate mostly images and hints. You have not to hide anything from each other. You can freely exchange the power, wit and talents that you create an improbable variety of games — just fantastic. But over time, these games become very much that their quantity settles all possible variations and it becomes uninteresting to you to play with each other. You already know, what will be the next step of each Player. And, so, as not to die from boredom, you create someone, who has to be, not as perfect as you are. You create dolls, endowing them with logic and thought. You create a special planet for them. Every one of you does the same, creating almost one million other “dolls” with their own playing grounds, like in a computer game “The Sims” or “Civilization”, for example. The characters of this game are not as skillful, as you. Moreover, they can’t read each other’s thoughts, they have to communicate in another way, and you vest in them the ability to hear and speak with each other, adding imagination that is a vital-necessity from the communicative point of view. Let me show you — what you are seeing, is the wonderful Planet Earth!
Things happen, you are so involved in the game, playing by feelings and emotions, the thoughts and creative points of your dolls, that you don’t really notice how you become parts of your own toys and forget about your God status and abilities to produce new energy and forms, using them for your Planet and your dolls only. The aim of the game is completely lost in your memory. You try your best to remember what all of this was made for? And why at the beginning, this harmonious creation with grandiose mysteries has turned into just a market square, where all simply seek to swindle each other? How has this majestic, full of sacred meaning game, turned into a miserable, rude and, in general, meaningless plastic toy, in which there is no soul, no beauty, no depth?
Caviar to the general or language and religious connection
Briefly back to the History of Slavs, we can find at the very beginning really strong connection of the History, religion and word. Nobody just can’t imagine that it have ever been another way. I mean if we have a look in statistics, there is 58.8 million, or 41% of Russians are Orthodox Christians, belong to the Russian Orthodox Church. We can conclude this is the high per cent of people. Orthodox Christianity is the oldest Russian religions that came from Kievan Rus — was a loose federation of East Slavic tribes in Europe from the late 9th to the mid-13th century, under the reign of the Rurik dynasty. Just in case, modern people of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia all claim Kievan Rus’ as their cultural ancestors. At its greatest extent in the mid-11th century, it stretched from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south and from the headwaters of the Vistula in the west to the Taman Peninsula in the east, uniting the majority of East Slavic tribes.
And the fact is that according this religion and Slavs History the word has a heavy meaning, deep connection with religion and it can be mirrored definitely in the culture, can be used as the key of understanding the peoples mentality, social behavior and some traditions (relates to religion!).
Many years ago there were a religion called paganism. It is a term that first arose among the Christian community of southern Europe during late antiquity as a descriptor of religions other than their own, or the related Abrahamic religions; i.e., Judaism and Islam. In modern science, often use the term “polytheism” (polytheism). Slavic pagan gods personified natural elements: Perun — God of Thunder, Dazhboh — the God of the Sun. Along with them were honored — “leshie” — demons, goblins. People truly believed in magic, the nature power. It was a strong belief that could explain the nature of many things around based on people’s feelings or intuition.
In 10th century after the adoption a new religion — Christianity (the Baptism of Russia), the pagan gods in folk beliefs were identified with Christian Saints (Perun — Ilya the Prophet, for example), Paganism was superseded by the official church in the area of popular culture, on the other hand — major pagan holidays (Carnival, etc.) were included in the number of Christian holidays.
However, there was also another side of new belief. In 988 the baptism of ‘Kievan Rus’ took away almost nine million people, who died in this process, not ready to accept new belief. And this number will seem more in comparing, the population of the Earth of that time in general was lower, than today. That is the new religion just cut out almost all people. What is the Game of Gods!
The big changes came immediately. First of all, the new religion aimed to educate people more. For example, in 7th century of our era, the Slavs didn’t have any ideas about writing. Kirill and Mefodiy were the first who devised the Glagolitic alphabet (the first alphabet used to transcribe Old Church Slavonic).
Actually Kirill and Mefodiy took an Old Slavic alphabet in which there were 49 characters and every character represented one “image”. They had to throw out approx. 5 characters, because the Greek language had no such sounds, also they renamed another 4 characters by Greek names (baptism was adopted, within the Greek religious model, that’s why reforms came to along with Greek culture). Then Yaroslav the Wise removed one more letter, it became 43 characters. Peter the Great then withdrew another 5 — leaving just 38 characters. Nicholas II made it on 3 symbols less. And Lunacharsky cleaned it till 31, he took off “Ѣѣ”(ять/yat’ — Russian), which played more than important role among the others letters — it was «the image» of communication of the terrestrial and heavenly beginning. This is the way the Russian language lost its “image”, and became the language without any “images”, lost connection between culture and language as it was before when it was logically connected each other (безОбразный/bezObrazniy — Russian). This is really unpleasant news, isn’t it? The God’s Game became really irrationally and messy.
From these arguments one must say that pagans are «seditions» (крамольники/kramolniki — Russian), the meaning of which, in English is — «сonduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch». However, trying to be more attentive, we can find “sedition” in primordially Slavic language means “to Ra”, that is to purely shine, praying to the Sun.
The “Word” value in connection with religion
«In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…»
Many Scientists will tell you: «the Word is a factor of the highest civilization and culture». For example, the word’s term «Slavs» came from Proto-Slavic as *Slověninъ, plural *Slověně. The Slavic autonym *Slověninъ is usually considered a derivation from “slovo” “word”, originally denoting “people who speak clearly(the same language),” i.e. people who understand each other; in contrast another Slavic word denoting “foreign people” — němci, meaning “mumbling, murmuring people” (from Slavic *němъ — “mumbling, mute”).
Therefore, we can find that Slavs are also connecting with the word “pagans”, that is “was born with the knowledge of language”. You feel how is it beautiful? And any sound in this language initially stores in itself an image, and the image is not the picture, not an illustration in the magazine, it unites many levels.
What’s belief in Russian deep meaning?
By the way, in the context of “the Life story of Saints Kirill and Mefodiy”, it is told that Slavs — is an «ordinary person, absolutely ordinary» (простая чадь, простая/prostaya chad’, prostaya — Russian), i.e. not bent, not crafty. And there is the same thing about Slavs religion. For example, how we can interpret the word “belief” (вера/vera — Russian)? The belief meaning: “Ve” — to discover, to see; “Ra” — light. The belief means “to see the light”.
What’s love in Russian deep meaning?
It is very clear from these observations that the word «Love» is a strong feeling of affection in English (любовь/lubov’ — Russian). In Slavic definition — «lu» — people (люди/LUdi — Russian), «bo» — God (Бог/Bog — Russian), «ve» — to discover,to know, to see (ведать/ VEdat’ — Russian). Other words — People who Gods see. Do you feel an image? Two people meet each other to see the God. And this work — the most valuable that only the person is able to afford.
What’s reality in Russian deep meaning?
Some people already open the biggest Russian explanatory dictionary by Ozhegov, to do research and find a word “reality” — a thing that exists in fact, having previously only existed in one’s mind; Philosophy Existence that is absolute, self-sufficient, or objective, and not subject to human decisions or conventions. And “appearance” is an act of arriving or becoming visible.
What is reality to us? Almost all of us believe in being one reality, which is free from all opinions. Something is that just exist undisputable and truthful. We perceive this reality to be something, which we cannot change in any way. The funny thing is that this reality may not really exist because it’s subjective and, maybe, fantastic. The reason of it that we think, there is only one definite reality that we only see by our side of the story. Obviously, it has to be one reality which is truthful and undisputable for everybody. However, spend a bit of time just thinking about it deeper and you will realize that you can never really grasp this reality. Even when you are part of an event that you really do not know what is happening around you and why is it happening. It’s like the way we want that the dream becomes a reality. There is difference between “appearance” and “reality”, like “illusion” and “objective reality”. These words of absolutely different meanings exist in our actual minds as synonyms, but they are not the same!
And it is possible to find such remarks in some authoritative editions. It can be said: “Well, it isn’t essential to understand a difference between reality (= appearance| illusion) and let’s say “objective reality”… as well as between the words “morals” and “ethics”, “empire” and “power”. It is too abstract and it is possible to live without this knowledge”.
What’s responsibility in Russian deep meaning?
What’s about the word «responsibility» (ответственность/otvetstvennost’ — Russian), which means in dictionaries ‘the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or having control over someone. If we look at the etymology of this word, according the Russian mutation, we will discover it came literally from the same modified word as English language responsibility (ответственность/otveDstvennost’- Russian), but with deeper meaning as the «action that going from knowledge», therefore «a moral obligation to behave correctly towards or in respect of». Here responsibility named “a virtue” — a morally valuable character trait. However, this aspect of responsibility received very little philosophical attention. And “moral obligation” meaning is much heavier than the formal responsibility of paying taxes to government, isn’t it?
What’s education in Russian deep meaning?
We are educated (education/образованные/obrazovannie — Russian) people, which Russian word closely relates to the English translation — «image» by the base of the word (образ/obraz — Russian). And nobody likes it if someone has just called us non-educated (не-образ-ованными/ne-obraz-ovannimi — Russian), right? I mean an absentee of education, image and imagination (безОбразными/bezObraznimi — Russian).
What’s conscience and angriness in deep Russian meaning?
Mankind has existed for many centuries already. At the beginning, it was nothing around, just nature and people, who struggled with weather condition and fought with animals to keep alive. Then it started to be civilization when religion started to be, people became more educated, created political system and got great cultural heritage as a result of hard working of thoughts. However, precepts and legends as results of these thought and many years life experience and traditions can be forgotten now (that’s really sad).
The matter of fact that only a few people still remember, that the first character of Slavic old alphabet «Az» means the God that embodied on the Earth, i.e. the one who takes the idea, thought of God through the Word.
Most of us don’t even remember that Word can be connected with something deeper that it seems to be, am I not right? Why our memory became so short? Why we forget about values? Why is there conscience only in the abstract term? Why the word «conscience» (совесть/sovest’ — Russian) — a person’s moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one’s behavior in English; in Slavic — «the experience that made along the God, belief».
We use «angry with» somebody in English, in Slavic meaning word to word means «angry with yourself» (злиться/zlit’sya — Russian), «fight» — «fight with yourself» (драться/drat’sya), and «itself» that means «sebya»/ себя — the God, i.e. to have fighting with the God that inside you.