Stormy Knight said:As for Namaste accusations of manipulation, one of the dictionary entries for the verb 'retain' says:
2 : to keep in mind or memory which to me is basically the same thing as 'memorize ' but I might be wrong.
I think you still do not see it.
Here's what Laura said:
Laura said:That means you either have not read the transcripts and The Wave or you didn't retain what you read.
And you answered:
Stormy Knight said:As far as the Wave is concerned I read most of it and yes I haven't retained everything I read. The material is so excessive and one would need to be some kind of savant to retain all that has been said there, or at least so it seems to me. Having said this I am aware that this is my personal impression and that I might be intellectually inferior in comparison to those who are capable of memorizing each and every portion of the transcripts and wave.
You gave us that definition :
Retain says: to keep in mind or memory
So far retain and memorize are quite similar. The problem is not there. In your first sentence you said:
yes I haven't retained everything I read
That is the word everything which is "manipulative" here. It is the first red flag, a small one but here comes the big one. And you decided to add even more after that in saying:
I might be intellectually inferior in comparison to those who are capable of memorizing each and every portion of the transcripts and wave
I might be wrong but no one is able to memorize each and every portion of the transcripts and wave and no one is asking that to the forum's members. What is recommended for the members of this forum is to read the recommended books and to work on themselves in being sincere with themselves and the members of this forum.
Are-you sincere enough to be willing to see it?
And what about the other part of my post:
Namaste said:And i might be way out, but you have posted so far more than 800 messages. One would think after that number of posts, that you should know the material !!!
Again, i might be wrong, but there is an odor of frustration in your latest posts. Why ?