• Glossary
Forces are a subjective experience of any sensations, from thoughts to pain in muscles or the force of gravity pulling one’s own body towards the Earth. This means a person’s attitude to everything he can sense as forces surrounding and affecting him. This technique can be useful for an unbiased perception of the processes sensed by a person, for the latter not to be hidden behind familiar and seemingly understandable notions. Let us consider the phenomenon of “thoughts” and call it a certain “Force” appearing in the field of our life and moving in a certain way, form and qualities which can be felt and described. In this case, even this familiar phenomenon will disclose itself differently.
Form (from the lat. Forma) is an external shape, image, figure, appearance or model. The opposite of form is content. When the two interact, the content may change, while the form is a system of stable connections of the subject. The discrepancy between the form and content arising in the course of general development is resolved by the destruction of the old and the creation of a new form corresponding to the modified content. The term “form” is also used for designation of internal arrangement of the content and is similar to the concept of structure.
The concept of fractal comes from the Latin “fractus” — “crushed”, “fractured”, “broken” — and means a multitude characterized by self-similarity, an object that exactly or approximately matching a part of itself, that is, when the whole has the same shape as one or more of its parts. The word fractal is also similar to the word fraction, from the Latin fractio, “breaking”, a part of a whole, where the part is selected according to a certain attribute, such as the size of particles or grains.
Freedom (Russian “svoboda”) is a subject’s ability or right to act without limitation. The concept consists of the two syllables “svo” and “boda”, or the two ancient roots “se” and “bho”. “Se” means “oneself” or “one’s own” and is seen in Russian “seychas” (“now”), “osob’” (“an individual”), and “sobstvennost'” (“possessions, ownership”). In Sanskrit, this is the root “sva”, which means “one’s own”, as in the word “swami” — not belonging to anyone in this world. The second root, “bho”, means “spirit”, as in Russian “bog” (“god”), or simply “bo” — “because”, “the cause of something”, as in “because I want to”, “because it’s raining” or “because I don’t know”. Even in Russian “bolezn’” (“illness, disease”), “bo” means “spirit”. In Sanskrit, this is the root “buddh” — intellect or the Buddha. Therefore, taking into account the etymology, freedom, or “svoboda”, means “separating or regarding one’s spirit as separate from all the rest”.