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Unity in Diversity with numbers
« on: March 03, 2010, 09:12:54 AM »
Those who have gone to the essence of numbers often find that there is a divine quality in numbers. It does not load the mind like names.

There is an unity in diversity.
The same Being (ripe I) has manifested in so many forms.
So how to capture this diversity?
We use names for persons, places, things etc, in sentences like John, market, apple etc.

An alternative is to use numbers.

If we write the sentence
"John is going to the market to buy apples."
"I is going to the I to buy I."
it will create confusion.

A solution is to assign numbers to each person, place, object and then marry them with "I":
John = 121, market = 243, apple = 765

Once the mapping sinks inside the mind (after which it becomes more or less automatic), the sentence is written as:
"I121 is going to the I243 to buy I765."
It loads the mind less than the names.

While writing, the numbers are there (visual), but while reading (listening) they are kept silent.
So the sentence is inwardly pronounced as:
"I is going to the I to buy I."

By constantly repeating the I,I we feel the unity.
The numbers with their divine quality gives the diversity.
Since the numbers are married to the "I" (the Purusha) they will always remain subordinate and never raise their heads.
So there is unity in diversity.

For the Bhakta, God is everything. So "I" should be replaced by "L" (for Lord), "Y" (for You), or "K" (for Krishna), "S" (for Shiva) etc.

So the sentence becomes:
"L121 is going to the L243 to buy L765."

Keeping the numbers silent during pronounciation gives:
"Lord is going to the Lord to buy Lord."

Correction for the ego (or unripe I):
It is often uncomfortable to attribute every bad deed to "I" or "Lord".
In that case "I" or "L" can be replaced by "e" (for ego) knowing that "e" will one day lose its temporary identity to "I" or "L".

The sentence:
"The unkind person beat the dog mercilessly" becomes
"The unkind e123 beat the L141 mercilessly".

Those who want to see the Lord even in the unkind person can use "l" (lowercase L) for the unkind person.
"The unkind l123 beat the L141 mercilessly".

The equivalent for the Jnani will be "i" (lowercase I) and the sentence becomes:
"The unkind i123 beat the I141 mercilessly".

The vocal repetition still gives the continuity of "i-I" with a little reservation of small "i".

So there is unity in diversity.
And scope for spiritual growth.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...


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Re: Unity in Diversity with numbers
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 09:54:23 AM »
Dear silentgreen,

An unique and excellent post.  Bhagavan Ramana has said there is only
1.  All numbers are adding 1 to each resultant number.  If zero is added,
if no-activity in mind, words and deeds is added, then 1 remains only
as 1, the Unitary Principle.  If on the other hand, zero kept to the right
of 1, the value multiplies.  Thus a Jnani's activity, with no-thought, is
an excellent activity for benefit of others.  Bhagavan Ramana's kitchen
preparations, His stroll with devotees in the Hill, His preparing a nice
stick for the shepherd, His careful keeping of the egg which was showing
a clevage, to its maturity as a bird -- all these are examples of a Jnani's
no-mind activity for the benefit of fellow beings.

Arunachala Siva.