Codes of reality!
What is language!
What is in a name?
Do names have certain powers? Well, it depends on the language. In English also, it may have certain aspects which are significant. For, names are basically words. Words do have power, depth, sound, tone, links and possibly weight. Since each alphabet in the name does have codes behind them, there is possibly some kind of connection with names and their effect. However, it can depend on the context, person, persons and many other things.
In English Mr., Mrs., Miss and such prefixes have certain codes in them, that do some sort of cordoning. However, there is no need for suffixes in English. However, I have noticed suffixes to be important in feudal languages. Words such as Ji, mash (master), chettan, annan, checchi, sar and such words are used as suffixes. They are quite significant in what they achieve in the social context. An absence of such suffixes can be of terrible effect. For example, if the highly respected Balan Mash is converted into a mere Balan or to a Mr. Balan, the person is sort of totally denuded of divine attributes that had been conveyed by the Mash.
In a similar manner, the very saying Gandhi or Mr. Gandhi, instead of Gandhiji can toss Gandhi down the depths in an Indian feudal language. For example, if anyone goes around mentioning ‘Gandhi’ instead of Gandhiji in Malayalam, he would be frowned upon, and seen as an impertinent upstart who would need to be put down violently. For, a mere Gandhi is a mere individual with all sort of human weaknesses. Whereas Gandhiji is a superhuman, whose vagaries are not weaknesses, but sort of divine explorations.
Why do feudal languages need suffixes, while English does not? Well, the answer may lies deep inside the codes of indicant word content. It is like the insisting in Fengu Shi that one can derive powers by merely positioning oneself behind big walls, huge trees, towering mountains and such. I am not sure if this is effective in English. However it is a very effective thing in feudal languages. Fengu Shi is connected to the Chinese language. In such a software, where persons may tumble down a gorge if without a proper prop, a backing is always necessary. This is more or less evident in the insistence that a backing wall, a tree, a mountain or some such thing is needed to prop up the leader, the guru, the saint and such.
The reader may have noticed almost all feudal language saints, gurus and such persons, almost invariably seen to be sitting in front of disciples with something like a tree, a wall, a mountain etc. in the background.
How does this help the guru acquire some powers of leadership or make him the focus of his disciples? Well, the answer may lie in the codes of the language or maybe in the codes of reality.
Removing the suffixes of respect from a person’s name in Malayalam would be equal to removing the tree from the background of guru as he is teaching his disciples. In the former case, the person literally can tumble down the indicant word array.
Beyond all this, what are actually names? Are they some sort of file names in the virtual code software? Can a changing of name create any change in anything? For example, when Bombay was renamed as Mumbai, did anything substantial change in the attributes of city? Was Bombay different from Mumbai? Or did Bombay change so substantially that the change of name was a natural outcome of the issue that the changed version of the city could no longer be contained in the word ‘Bombay’?
Well, it is possible that names do have some defining attributes. And at the very least, if it is a sort of file name in the virtual software, a change of name can disconnect many routes to the insides of the file. When Bombay was renamed, in many ways, its ancient connections to so many historical incidences were affected. Well, the links could still be maintained, but only with the additions of some more link routes. So that when the path is followed, a link from Bombay to Mumbai had to be written.
A simple change of name is not quite a simple thing. It does disconnect persons and entities from many incidences and events, and descriptions.