Meaning in Three Dimensions
Published on: December 31, 2009
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  • Chris Garbowski

    Now I have some inkling of what it might have been like to be a guest at the wedding in Cana. After accepting the regular Christmas commercial fluff (without any great complaints, I must admit), just when I thought it was all over this excellent wine is served (I refer to the entire series on Christmas), and from an unexpected source (I mean the AI website, which I usually turn to for other fare).

  • Chris Garbowski

    Now I have some inkling of what it might have been like to be a guest at the wedding in Cana. After accepting the regular Christmas commercial fluff, just when I thought it was all over this excellent wine is served (I refer to the entire series on Christmas), and from an unexpected source (I mean the AI website, which I usually turn to for other fare).

  • khosrow

    The Quran

    4 – Al: 24 , Eh: 35
    God is light the heavens and the earth, such as light Mishkat the lamp bulb in a bottle like a bottle of the planet dry Stokes blessed olive tree, not Eastern nor Western oil is almost glows though no fire Thompssh Noor Noor Allah guides whom Light and God strikes parables for people and God’s knowledge of all things.

    11 – Al: 5 , Eh: 110
    As God said, “O Jesus son of Mary, remember My blessing to you and your mother as Oidtk the Holy Spirit speaking people in the cradle and Kahala Taking taught you the Book and Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel Taking create a body of clay birds ears Vtnfaj Vtkon the birds ears and absolve the blind and lepers ears Taking out the dead ears’ve stopped taking the children Israel-based did you come as you said those who disbelieve them This is nothing but sorcery.

    14 – Al: 4 , Eh: 171
    O people of the book does not boil in your religion and do not say to God, only a right but Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of God and His Word which He bestowed upon Mary and a spirit from Him, believe in Allah and His messengers and do not say three finished better for you but God is one God Almighty to have born to him in the heavens and in the land and Allah is sufficient as an agent.

    33 – Al: 42 , Eh: 13
    You started a religion which enjoined by Noah, who revealed to you and China and by Abraham and Moses and Jesus to establish the religion nor the large Ttafrqgua to idolaters, call them to him by God chooses whom He will and guides him by the delegate

  • There are “trinities,” of sorts, in various religions. This summarizes five:

    Mahayana and Vajrayana vehicles of Buddhism speak of Trikaya, or three bodies: Nirmanakaya is the Buddha in human form, Sambhogakaya is celestial Buddha and Dharmakaya is the formless essence, or Buddha-nature. The Theravada primarily addresses the historic Buddha. The “Three Jewels” are the Buddha, the dharma (his teachings) and the sangha (the community of monks and nuns).

    Christianity has its Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit referring to God, Jesus Christ and their spiritual bond of unity (some say the Godhead). Interpretation of the essential nature of each, and their relationship, differed among the churches. In Christian mysticism, the three ways of the spiritual life are the purgative in being purified from sin, the illuminative in true understanding of created things, and the unitive in which the soul unites with God by love.

    Hinduism’s trimurti are the threefold activities of Brahman: in Brahma as creator, in Vishnu as sustainer and in Shiva as destroyer. Saccidananda are the triune attributes or essence of Brahman: sat, being, cit, consciousness and ananda, bliss. The three major schools of yoga are bhakti, devotion, and jnana, knowledge and karma, the way of selfless action. Raja yoga can apply to, and integrate, all three in mental and spiritual concentration.

    In Islam, nafs is the ego-soul, qalb is heart and ruh is spirit. Heart is the inner self [soul], hardened when it is turned toward ego and softened when it is polished by dhikr, remembrance of the spirit of Allah. This is a three-part foundation for Sufi psychology. Initiation guides them from shari`a, religious law, along tariqa, the spiritual path, to haqiqa, interior reality. It is a gradual unveiling of the Real.

    In the Kabbalah of Judaism, sefirot – sparks from the divine – have three fulcrums to balance the horizontal levels of the Tree of Life: Da`at (a pseudo-sefirot) is knowledge combining understanding and wisdom; Tiferet is beauty, the midpoint of judgment and loving kindness; Yesod is the foundation for empathy and endurance. They also vertically connect, through the supreme crown, the infinite and transcendent Ein Sof with its kingdom in the immanent Shekhinah.

    (quoted from “the greatest achievement in life,” my e-book at http://www.suprarational.org )

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