2.13.Question: Is it possible to expand knowledge by studying past civilizations? What information should be studied? The experience of Da'ari?
Answer: It’s always good to study the experience of the past, but in order to learn from it you need to have a level of understanding that is no less than the level of what you are studying.
That is to say, you must already be at another (higher) qualitative level. Then you will be able to understand that past experience.
Sometimes I see people reading some book and they form an understanding. Of course this moves the person forward but it [their understanding] differs significantly from the understanding that is contained in the book.
The same can be said about the Slavic-Aryan Vedas. Many people have read it, but how many understood what is written there?
Yes, the words are understood, but most people do not understand the meaning behind those words. In order to really understand, you need to have a lot of additional knowledge.
Consider “The Tale of the Bright Falcon. The Past and Present". I just took it and explained it in detail.
Sometimes just one line is written, but there is a huge layer of information behind it that needs to be revealed so that people could really understand what it means.
And so, a whole new whole book was created from just a little fairy tale. Why? Because some very interesting and important information unfolds there, but in order to reveal this information, I needed to have the knowledge that I have.
Without this knowledge I wouldn’t have been able to do it. So you need to study, but if you go back to the same knowledge more than once, then each time you will be able to see more and deeper.
Because you will already have walked up a little higher, you will process the information from different perspectives. Therefore, the maxim "repetition is the mother of learning" is not completely wrong!
True, there are different kinds of repetition. You can just wrote memorise, and that's no good at all. Or there is repetition when you go through the information again and try to comprehend it. This is useful. But when you just wrote memorise, there will be no benefit from the information at all.