According to Mouravieff (page 47) no possible link exists between the intellectual centre (there are three centers in man, with 6 subdivisions and 957 different permutated possible combinations between these fragmented parts of personality, which are "Legion"). The only possible way for man to be "saved" is to revivify the emotional center by rhythm and effort, for it to contact the higher emotional center (which is divine) and for THAT center to contact the higher intellectual center, which cannot even be represented in form or content by images (as can the higher emotional center). The motor center has no way "out" on its own, and the intellectual center is too slow. The emotional center (which has been moralized and legalized in our civilization, thus crippling it) has to "make the call". Furthermore, the higher emotional center is the Son (an aspect of Him) & the higher intellectual center is the Father in the consubstantial unity of the Holy Spirit.

Wow, what a clear description.

ReplyDelete{...(there are three centers in man, with 6 subdivisions and 957 different permutated possible combinations between these fragmented parts of personality, which are "Legion").}

ReplyDeleteWhy 957? I've seen that number before in my life, and I like it.

I would like to map out how the above corresponds with this below.

["The Yoga of Power":]{...ontologically speaking, tattvas are the principles of nature. On the other hand, they are states, or forms, of experience. ... The Tantras of the Northern School ... recognize [36] tattvas, which are divided in three groups: pure (shudda-tattva); pure and impure (ashudda-shudda-tattva); and impure (ashudda-tattva). Impurity in this context refers to the degree to which something alien, or something of a different nature (idam), is found in the corresponding level of each group. According to this distinction, however, even shudda-tattvas are somehow impure, since only the supreme synthesis is, properly speaking, absolutely pure. This synthesis cannot be included in the series because it is the foundation and the substance of each tattva. It is called parasamvid, a supreme, omniscient power, and it needs to be considered aside from the real tattvas. ... From a cosmological point of view, the three groups of tattvas can be compared to the "three worlds" of the Hindu tradition: the world without forms (arupa); the world of pure forms (rupa); and the material world. The worlds correspond to the essential, subtle,and crude states of the manifestation. The groups may also be related to the first three states of atman's existence, which I previously mentioned (in this case the fourth state, turiya should Be seen as parasamvid's complement). From the point of view of the productive shakti, in the Tantras, these groups match the sleep state, dream state, and waking state.

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A modern Tantric pandita, P. N. Mukyopadhaya, has comparedthe tattvas to the image of what appears as a consequence ofshifting around various parts of a whole; they coexist in a hierarchyof constantly interchanging functions. It is worthwhile to emphasize again the relativity of the law of time, which appears only at a given stage of the tattvas' development, mainly because this relativity allows us to solve various problems raised by practical philosophy. For instance, it renders obsolete the question of how a passage of the preexistent Absoluteto the realm of finitude may have taken place, since the Absolute does not exist in a spatio-temporal sense. Conversely, it is absurd to locate the Absolute at the end of a temporal sequence of various degrees in the process of realization. At the samsaric level in which it first appears, time is virtually indefinite, without end. Thus Buddhism may claim that no ongoing organic process will ever lead to the end of the world (= liberation). Therefore, Buddhist "realism" is opposed to evolutionist fancies. The Absolute cannot be reached by following a "horizontal" path, but only by following an extratemporal "vertical" path and by escaping the temporal condition characterized by the notions of "before" and "after."}

So 36 tattvas. Now look what I found in your weblog:

ReplyDelete{The word decan (from the Greek deka, meaning ‘ten’) is a creation of the Hellenistic period to designate the astral deities who dominate every 10 degrees of the circle of the zodiac (hence thirty-six). These deities are far more ancient than the Hellenistic period, deriving from Egypt in Pharaonic times. . . . As astral deities, the decans exerted tremendous influence on the land below and its inhabitants.”}

Wow, that's impressive. I guess Mouravieff would identify the decans with the "General Law" which has to be placated and "surpassed" before it will "let you go" (at least for all but the "righteous" who are a mystery). So could Buddhism simply intend a desire to "transcend" tattvas and General Law by transcending the temporal (which the tattvas govern)?

ReplyDeleteYes, I would think so.

ReplyDelete{thirty-six = xxxvi

Binary 1001002

Octal 448

Duodecimal 3012

Hexadecimal 2416

The atomic number of krypton.

36 is both the square of 6 and a triangular number, making it a square triangular number. It is the smallest square triangular number other than 1, and it is also the only triangular number other than 1 whose square root is also a triangular number.

It is also a 13-gonal number.

It is the smallest number n with exactly 8 solutions to the equation φ(x) = n. Being the smallest number with exactly 9 divisors, 36 is a highly composite number. Adding up some subsets of its divisors (e.g., 6, 12 and 18) gives 36, hence 36 is a semiperfect number.

This number is the sum of a twin prime (17 + 19), the sum of the cubes of the first three integers, and the product of the squares of the first three integers.

36 is the number of degrees in the interior angle of each tip of a regular pentagram.

The thirty-six officers problem is a mathematical puzzle.

The number of possible outcomes (not summed) in the roll of two distinct dice.

36 is the largest numeric base that some computer systems support because it exhausts the numerals, 0-9, and the letters, A-Z. See Base 36.

The truncated cube and the truncated octahedron are Archimedean solids with 36 edges.

In base 10, it is a Harshad number.

The number of domino tilings of a 4×4 checkerboard is 36.

Since it is possible to find sequences of 36 consecutive integers such that each inner member shares a factor with either the first or the last member, 36 is an Erdős–Woods number.

Because 362 + 1 = 1297, a prime, which is obviously more than 2 × 36, 36 is a Størmer number.

Jewish tradition holds that the number 36 has had special significance since the beginning of time: According to the Midrash, the light created by God on the first day of creation shone for exactly 36 hours; it was replaced by the light of the Sun that was created on the Fourth Day. The Torah commands 36 times to love, respect and protect the stranger. Furthermore, in every generation there are 36 righteous people (the "Lamed Vav Tzadikim") in whose merit the world continues to exist.[7] In the modern celebration of Hannukah, 36 candles are kindled in the menorah over the 8 days of that holiday (not including the shamash candle).

In one Māori legend, concerning the creation of mankind by the god Tāne, 36 gods took active part in assembling the various parts of the first human before Tāne breathed life into her.

In Shaivism (s.a. Kaśmir Śaivism), The 36 tattvas describe the Absolute, its internal aspects and the creation including living beings, down to the physical reality.

The sum of the integers from 1 to 36 is 666 (see number of the beast).}