Appendix A: Language

Every language that is spoken on the Earth forces children or those who want to learn it to associate their experiences of life and the environment with sound-combinations – so-called words – until it is possible, through word-combinations – so-called phrases, which embody opinions – to discuss all conditions in the whole of reality. In this way every language covers the whole reality. That is why any language can be translated into any other language.

This view of the capacity for language and this way of using language is not, however, generally referred to, either in general upbringing or in schools. All that is generally talked about is the inadequacy of language. This is because humans usually use language only to describe themselves, that is, all their feelings and their own view of all the conditions. They never use language to discuss our common relation to the whole common reality, the absolute unity. Because there is an endless number of conditions and relationships between conditions, which create different emotions, everyone sees that it is impossible to describe all of them. In this way the idea of the inadequacy of language gets built into human consciousness, and any discussion of the whole is declared to be a priori impossible. This misapprehension can only occur because the whole is not shown to us as obvious (i.e. it cannot be seen, but has to be thought), but is shown to us only as self-evident. That is because everybody knows that basically there exists only one reality. Not a single human being has ever found a reason to challenge the existence of the whole, in spite of the fact that no one has ever seen reality as a whole.