Today we will talk about the origin and meaning of pyramidal structures and the pyramidal system.
We all know what a human pyramid. This is a geometric solid whose base is, for example, square, and faces represent triangles, the number of which is equal to the number of sides of the base. Later we will see how the image pyramid.
In all ancient civilizations the pyramid was a symbol of religiosity, regardless of whether it is well known pyramids of Egypt, the pyramids of pre-Columbian America, the pyramids, altars or pyramids-mounds. In addition, the pyramid is a symbol and emblem of the sacred mountain, that is one of the most ancient elements of the universal symbolism
People initially felt the unity of Heaven and Earth. Their meeting was believed people possible on the mountain tops. Someone will say: "This is a materialistic approach — to think that the higher we climb, the closer you become to God." However, as we know, there were times when people thought it was true.
Think of the Stylites, the famous Coptic monks in the first centuries of Christianity was rising on tall columns, to make it easier to talk to God. To us it may seem funny if God in heaven has a huge ear to listen to what people say. However, unless deep within us lies the need to raise hands to the sky and look up, when we talk about the sacred, about God?
Isn't that perfectly natural?
God, being absolute, the idea, one might say, is beyond our understanding; It has no shape, no form, He is beyond time and space. But in us there is something primal and instinctive, something fundamental that makes us feel beautiful — sublime
, that somewhere above us there must be Divine.
I think this is something instinctive, inherent in the person initially. What remains human despite all the historical, political and religious change? What remains after the change of political systems, customs, and skills, in addition to the basic instincts inherent in the body but the instincts of self-preservation and procreation that has always existed — both in Rome and in Greece, as among the Sumerians, and the Aztecs, both in the past and in the present?
But in addition to the instincts of the body there is the instinct of the soul — instincts, or intuition, through which people somehow feel that there is something higher than himself; and there is an inner voice calling us to the beautiful, kind and decent
There are people very primitive, lacking kindness, and who do not know any customs or rules of conduct, never read the laws. However, every person, no matter how simple it was, deep down, knows he does good or bad, knows that by hurting another, he somehow violates domestic law.Using the ancient pyramid tried to convey the idea of ascension, connection with the sublime.
The name of this geometric body is not Egyptian, as is commonly thought, and Greek; the root word "pyramid" "PIR," which means "fire". If we light a match, we will see that the fire naturally goes up, forming a pyramid of light. The ancient Greeks believed that the Egyptian pyramids were like a huge rising above the horizon in flames, so they got this name.
The explanation of the origin of the pyramid can be found in the ancient books of India. We know that India has preserved treatises, whose age thousands of years. In Hindu spirituality there is a very ancient explanation of the origin of the pyramid.
I think that we need to refer back to things simple and straightforward. We are all afraid of global pollution, and we want to see the blue sky, the distant mountains, to walk on the roads leading up... We need liberation from this materialistic civilization, which we suppresses, oppresses, pushing each other and turning to the crowd.Today we are surrounded by not temples and altars and mountains of garbage and dirt; the same dirt and in the water and in the air.
Many cities already operate in a closed system of water purification, which allows to use the same water repeatedly. The problem of our time
— and it is no less relevant than demographic growth or uneven settling of the people on the globe — internal pollution
. I think that in the spiritual realm, in the realm of philosophy again, we must return to simple and clear.
For example, modern philosophical trends, you can see that through many words, obscure terms, and analysis of subtle differences between them it is impossible to make people happy. But if a philosophical system can not make people happier, if it does not contributes to a better understanding between people if the relationship is not getting better, and people are noble, the question arises: why is it necessary? Why you need a philosophical doctrine that teaches us strange phrases and abstruse definitions if they do not lead to a natural convergence of people, if one person met another, wouldn't shake his hand?
Back to the knowledge of the ancient Hindus. They believed that the first geometric figure is a circle. But to talk about the circle — so to speak about its center point, because you can't present a point without a circle and a circle without a point.
So, they assumed that the circumference is its size. You know that circumference is the only flat figure in which the distance between any opposite (towards the center) the points are the same.
(If we draw a square, we see that its diagonal is the same, but the segments connecting the center with different points of its sides are not the same.)
The ancients believed that, although the perpendicular diameters of a circle — horizontal and vertical have the same length, but one of them is before the other, and in our minds there is a certain time difference between them.
This temporary difference creates or establishes a very complicated relationship, which we will not now speak.
The ratio of the circumference to its diameter gives us an irrational number p, the attitude of the inexhaustible that is less than 3.1416 and more 3,1415, while the fractional part is endless. This is the reason for the rotation of a circle and, at the same time, cause rotation of the Universe, that is, decompensation and search for what is not available.
According to the beliefs of the ancient Hindus, the circle can rotate in one or the other direction, i.e. to the right or to the left; rotation to the right was associated with Vishnu, and rotation to the left with Shiva. Vishnu is God of preservation, God, sustainer of all that exists. But Shiva is God of destruction, God of motion. Vishnu and Shiva represent the two great forces of Nature: the power that preserves, the power that destroys and creates. After the destruction old and creation new power transformirovalsya in the guardian, that it is established that after a certain period of time to engender within himself the power of destruction. Vishnu and Shiva embody the mystery of the law of cycles, the relationship of death and life, new and old.
So, it was believed that the circle can rotate either in one or in the other direction.
Imagine that the circle is rotating and what we are talking about a material object. Due to the rotation of the structure there is a tension caused by centrifugal force. Under the influence of this force at some point on the circle, in some places gaps occur, and so formed a new figure.
With the continuing suspense of rotation of this figure is converted into what in India is called the swastika. The swastika is not German origin, in any case. It's Sanskrit name. There are two swastika: the swastika, the swastika Vishnu and Shiva. Consider only that we are interested in now: how the process develops further. After the appearance of the figure, which is one of the oldest and is depicted on many vessels and ancient monuments overlaying the system on the environment, which leads to the fact that it ends at the point of fracture straight, acquiring the third dimension.
If you imagine the swastika, when it is immersed in air it ends up, approach each other and meet in the center. So, according to the beliefs of Hindus, is born the pyramid. In other words, a pyramid with a square base is the first manifestation in three-dimensional space of two dimensions sacraments and ordinances of the single measurement represented the emblem of the God. Point there, but how many dimensions it has? Mathematically a point has no dimensions, but it exists.
There is an underlying mystery in geometry, there are mysteries in the structures.
My friends, can you tell where the beginning of the circle? Undoubtedly, the circle exists, but where does it begin? Esoterically it is the beginning of a centre — point in which it is born. But geometrically, if we talk about the circle it has no beginning and no end. This truth in the ancient symbol of a snake swallowing its own tail. Where is the beginning of a circle and where does it end? And yet it exists... It exists, as Life, Nature, God... just as we are — we do not know where start and where finish their existence. And although we do not know this, however we are, we exist.
The ancient understanding of the profound significance and versatility of the pyramid, linked it not only with religious issues. For them the pyramid was a scheme of organization, mapping and management people, and the relationships between them
. Thus emerged what we call pyramidal order
Among the philosophers of the West the development of the idea of the pyramidal order were engaged in Plato, the divine Plato. Taking the dialogue on behalf of Socrates, in his numerous works he has proved the efficiency, power and reality of the pyramidal system. Review the basics of this in General terms.
Plato speaks of three elements: the Individual, Society and State
. However, he points to the need for harmonious creative relationship between these elements in order for the State to become better. First, we need to know what the Individual. The individual is something that cannot be separated. The word "individual" means "indivisible". It is very difficult to become individuals because we are strongly attached to many things, a number of physical and psychological factors that make us weak and spineless.
In other words, we do not have unity within us is a struggle of different aspirations. Sometimes something inside us seeks the outdoors, wants to see the sun, the flowers... while something else wants to go shopping or have a little chat. One part of us wants to read poetry, and another to drive. We are composed of parts that not everyone likes at the same time, not all at the same time hate that feeling at the same time not the same thing... I have something he loved the night sky; there is something that admires the flowers; there is something that wants me to talk to you. All these parts different.published
Author: Jorge Angel Livraga
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