I believe there is another method of learning.
I do not like to use the term believe because that is falsely defining the way I look at things. I never conclude anything because life has a way of teaching us that with change comes new 'truths'.
However I do observe a very credible reason to consider certain things as deserving of further scrutiny based upon their logic and rationale.
Among these is the study of reincarnation and whether or not there is a continuation of life after death in some way.
It is here that I can see strong possibilities of a transference of knowledge and wisdom from one lifetime to another. If this is true than this would be a very considerable form of learning would it not?
One of my main reasons for even considering this as deserving of interest is this little known fact of life that many of us never consider; the vast difference between the simple minded oaf and the wise man.
What I am talking about here is that gap between the intellect and wisdom of one who seems to be lifetimes ahead of the simple man who knows only what his simple mind experiences first hand. I believe that this gap is far too great to be made or accomplished ion one lifetime. In other words a simple minded oaf, could never attain the wisdom and intellect of a wiseman, regardless of study, in one short lifetime. This leads me to believe that the wiseman must have had a headstart if you will. In some way the wiseman was born endowed with an ability tpo grasp and rationalize in a way that surpassed any ability of an oaf.
Also it suggests that the oaf is beginning his journey at a point far behind the wisemans abilities, whereas he could never catch up in intellect or wisdom or logic solving abilitties in just one lifetime.
Given the two at the same starting line of this particular lifetime, one is endowed with certain innate ability that the other is not, and this is not due to physiocal inequality of any sort or any form of disability or retardation. And yet the wiseman is simply able to intellectually grasp logic and thoguht at a far greater capacity.
This leads me to consider the possibility that a man can retain knowledge and wisdom from previous lives which are somnehow engrained into his nature, and which become activated as they are confronted and encountered in new incarnations. The oaf is obviously beginning at a newer and less experienced level of incarnation. There is no retardation or disability or lack of brain material, simply the fact that he is not as old,(had as many life experiences) and experienced as the other incarnate.
I think that this possibility is probably one of the greatest mysteries of learning that humankind can acheive and deserves further study and exploration.