ATTENTION TO MAN
I asked Anastasia who had taught her to speak if she almost could
not remember her mother and father. Her grandfather and
great-grandfather visited her very seldom. I was astonished by the
answers I got and I believe that only qualified people should try to
find the meaning and essence in them. That's why I'll try my best to
reproduce the issue the best way I can.
As for me, the essence of it
started to clarify only later on.
Instead of answering my question
she asked me in return:
“Do you mean the ability to speak the languages of different
“What does it mean 'different'? You can speak different languages,
“Yes, I can”, answered Anastasia.
“Can you speak German, French, English, Japanese, Chinese?”
“Yes, I can”, repeated she and added, “Don't you see I am speaking
“Do you mean Russian?”
“Well, it is generalized greatly. I am speaking, at least, trying to
speak, using the words and word combinations which you are using in
your speech. It was a little bit difficult for me at the beginning
as your vocabulary is poor and you repeat very often the same speech
patterns. Your senses are also feebly expressed. It is rather
difficult for me to express precisely enough everything I would like
in using this kind of languages
“Wait a minute, Anastasia, now I am going to ask you something in a
foreign language and you will answer me if you can”. So, I said “How
do you do” in English then in French. She responded immediately. To
my great regret I don't know foreign languages. I was taught German
at school and I had only a satisfactory mark."
A whole German phrase
came to my mind which we had to learn by heart and I reproduced it
She stretched her hand and replied in German:
“I am giving my hand to you”.
I was so surprised that I could not
believe my ears and I asked her:
“So, what of that? Do you mean that any man could be taught all
kinds of languages?”
Intuitively I felt that there was a very simple explanation to this
phenomenon and I just had to realize it and to bring it to people of
“Go ahead, Anastasia, tell me in my language and, please,
try to bring understandable examples”, I asked her getting a little
“All right, all right only you should calm down. Relax or otherwise
you will fail to comprehend. Let me teach you first of all how to
“I can write. You would better tell me about teaching foreign
languages, will you?”
“It is not just how to write. I'll teach you
how to become a writer, a talented one. You will write a book”.
“Oh, no, it's impossible”.
“Quite possible, it's so simple”.
Anastasia took a stick and drew on the ground all the letters of the
together with punctuation marks and asked me how many letters there
“Thirty three”, I answered.
“Well, you see, there are quite a
few letters. Can you call my drawing a book?”
“No”, I answered, “it
is a regular ABC, that's it. Just regular letters”.
“But all books
in Russian consist of these letters”, noted Anastasia. "Do you agree
this? Do you understand how simple everything is?”
“Yes, but in the
books they are placed in different ways”.
“That's right, all books
consist of multitudes of these letters' combinations. Man puts
them in order automatically being guided by his feelings. It means
that, first of all, not just combinations of letters are being born
but feelings, being depicted by his imagination. The one, who is
going to read it will experience approximately the same feelings and
they will stay in memory files for a long time. Can you recall any
image or situation from the books you have read?”
“Well, I hope I can”, I answered after pondering for a while.
of Our Time, by M. Lermontov came to my mind somehow and I started
to describe it to Anastasia.
She interrupted me saying:
“Well, you see, you can describe the characters of this book, speak
about their feelings though it was long ago since you had read it.
If I ask you to tell me
the order of the 33 letters of which the combinations were arranged,
could you reproduce them for me?”
“No, I can't. It is impossible”
“It is really very difficult to do. So, it means that the feelings
of one person have been transmitted to another with the help of all
kinds of combinations of these thirty three letters. You were
looking at those combinations and forgetting them right away but the
feelings and images have remained and been memorized in your
So, it turns out that if a soul's feelings are connected directly
with these symbols without thinking about all kinds of conditional
characters, the soul will arrange the symbols by changing their
It does this sequence and later on the reader would be
able to feel the soul of the writers."
“Wait a minute, Anastasia, please, speak simply, more
understandably. Will you specify and give me any example of a method
of teaching foreign languages. You will try to make a writer of me
later on, all right. Go ahead, tell me who and how they were
teaching you to understand different languages?”
“My granddad”, replied Anastasia.
“Can you give me an example”, I asked trying my best to realize and
comprehend everything as soon as possible.
“All right, but you should not worry, somehow I'll find the way to
make you understand and if it is so important for you I'll also try
to teach you all languages. It's so simple”.
“'Simple' for you but for us, it's unbelievable, Anastasia, that's
why, please try to explain. By the way, will you tell me how long it
will take for you to teach me a foreign language?”
For a while she was looking at me thoughtfully and then said:
memory has already become poor, all kinds of everyday problems have
weakened it. It will take more time with you”.
“How much?”, I was impatient as I was anxious to get the answer.
“Well, for everyday essentials, the phrases like, 'How do you do',
'Hello', 'Goodbye' and so on I think it will take
not less than four or, maybe, even six months”, answered Anastasia.
“Only? Now, Anastasia, go ahead, tell me how to do it”.
“He played with me”.
“How did he play? Tell me”.
“You just calm down and relax. Honestly, I can't, for the life of
me, understand why you are agitated so much?”
She continued quietly:
“My great-grandpa used to play with me as if he was making fun. When
he came to visit me alone without granddaddy, he used to approach me
making a deep bow. He would stretch his hand and I stretched mine.
He would shake my hand then stand on one knee, kiss it and say:
do you do, Anastasia".
Once he came, performed his regular ritual
and, as usual, his eyes were looking at me tenderly but his lips
were speaking a kind of abracadabra. I was looking at him with
surprise. He started to speak something different and again there
was absolutely no sense in his speech at all.
I could not stand it
any longer so I asked him:
"What's the matter with you, did you
forget what is necessary to say?"
My great-grandpa answered:
Then he moved away for a couple of steps then came to me
again, stretched his hand, I did exactly the same. He kneeled before
me on one knee and kissed my hand. His look was very tender and
sweet. His lips were moving but he did not utter a word, nothing at
I tell you, I even got scared and tried to help him:
"How do you do, Anastasia".
"That's right", affirmed my great-grandpa smiling and I realized
that it was just a game.
We were playing previously something like
that. At the beginning it was easy but later the game started to get
more complicated though it was becoming more interesting to play.
This game starts at the age of three and is over by the age of
eleven. That is the time for a kind of examination.
The essence of
it is that while watching attentively one should understand him
without words and it doesn't matter what language one is speaking,
trying to express oneself.
Such kind of dialogue is more perfect than a vocal one and moreover
the speed is higher. You call this phenomenon 'transmission of
thoughts at a distance,' considering it almost unreal. This belongs
to the realm of fantasy but this is just an attentive attitude
towards a person, highly developed imagination and good memory.
Behind it stands simply a more perfect means of information
Although it is much more a cognition of a human soul, the vegetable
kingdom and animal world and, generally speaking, the whole Cosmic
“Come on, Anastasia! What does it have to do with a plant growing in
“Well, what do you mean by 'what does it have to do?' Simultaneously
a child is getting to know the vegetable kingdom as a particle of
the Universal mechanism. With their help it gets into contact with
the parents, and then with the help of the parents the child gets to
know the truth fast, very fast.
At the same time the child is
developing intensively in the field of psychology, philosophy and
the natural sciences. All kinds of sciences of your world have been
developed. While this kind of game is being carried out, any kind of
handmade object of the artificial world, even as an example, should
not be used.
It will mess a child up and no help from the forces of
nature or the cosmos could be given to him”.
“I've already told you before, Anastasia, that after all, this child
can become an agronomist, and where is he going to get knowledge in
other fields of the sciences?”
Anastasia started to confirm that if a person had been educated
exactly that way he would acquire the abilities for quick knowledge
in any sphere of our sciences.
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