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Every being has his number, his proper character. The Science of numbers is the science of life. Explanation of the first 4 numbers. 4, chosen symbol by the Cosmic Philosophy. Of the quaternary (Four-hood). Of the 4 degrees of man, of externalization. Usefulness must be the only basis and only aim to psychic investigations.
‘Every being has his form, his number, his color’ says an ancient saying.
It is so because every being is different from the others and the more they are evolved and individualized, the more they are different. These differences are wonderful; it is life’s very own beauty.
The diversity of the individuals enables in the world, more complex possibilities, greater and richer. Nature’s infinite variety is magnificent, but more magnificent is the infinite variety of the heart of man!
There are universes of differences between such individual and such one.
This is why, we ought to follow our own path, without trying to be alike those we admire. ‘Fear the example of others’ states the ‘Golden Verses’ of Pythagoras.
And it is well known: ‘Comparison is dreadful.’
As we have already explained in chapter 5, this happening individualization in each of us, in our own sphere of existence, doesn’t prevent union. On the contrary, it is pleasant to love beings different from ourselves and that their auras may bring fresh new strengths.
Also, it doesn’t prevent impersonality, consisting in reflecting with our own original qualities given to us, the more central and elevated idea represented or manifested by more advanced beings.
This is the harmonious union of all the numbers striving towards the same ideal that finds the solution of the problems.
‘Everything while dividing reunites. Like the harmony of the bow and the lyre’, said Heraclites.
From the very ancient times, the science of numbers has played a very important role. It was more integral that what the mathematical science is today, because the number represented the form, the color, the sound. The science of numbers morality, architecture, astronomy and music were one splendid and undivided Whole.
The planet choruses, according to the Pythagoriciens, perform in space their luminous and celestial dance; the Universe all together is but an eternal dance where the movements and rhythms, the sounds and the music are regulated by the laws of numbers.
The individual soul, emanation of the universal soul is a number: It is like the body’s harmony.
‘The whole world is a harmony and a music, the whole world is a number!’.
Virtue is harmony.
It is in that meaning that the Cosmic Philosophy says that there is no evil in essence, that the only evil is in the unbalance, the excess, a thing that is displaced and comparable to a wrong note in the harmonious body of an orchestra.
The true science of numbers is the science of life. ‘Everything is weighted, measured and accounted for’, or ‘The world is built upon the number, the weight and the measure’ or in the Platonist initiation ‘that no one enters here, without being a surveyor!’
In truth, if we understand this properly, each number takes an amazing might.
Each number contains a hidden depth, an integral meaning, a proper life, and each new combination of numbers opens new horizons, infinites.
Each number is the representative of an idea; hence, each number is useful and good in itself.
Zero: Is the circle, the integrality, the infinity, the non-manifested, the latent, and truly represents the idea of the Unthinkable, the unknown, what lies above the comprehension of man.
1: First manifestation of this unthinkable, first number, base of all calculations, it is the representation of divine Unity manifested, omen of primacy.
2: Number without no progress could be made, sign of the force and substance, of the activity and passivity of man and woman, of the shadow and the light, of the negative and the positive.
3: Sign of the triplicity, representing of the 3 simple colors: Red, blue and yellow of the 3 radiant forces emanated out of the unthinkable: Love, Light and Life. The 3 is the expression of the 2 extremes and their balance point.
4: Represents the quaternary. It is the symbol of the ‘four-hood’ that has been elevated and chosen by the Cosmic Philosophy, because the square is the balance of two dualities: A duality of conception and a duality of realization. It contains a second duality, out of the first one, that continues towards the future what has been started as a seed. It is the chosen sign of the four angular stones of the Human Temple, of the great collective living Temple, that we are to build.
It is also the number of the 4 great strengths that the Cosmic Philosophy speaks of:
The pathotic strength or love, affection, attraction and affinity strength.
The spiritual strength or ascending strength of progress, of elevation.
The intellectual strength or comprehending, organizing, classifying and illuminating strength.
And finally the vital strength or health, vigor and energy strength.
The Cosmic Philosophy teaches also the quaternary composition of man, and because it is the acme of the humane philosophy, this is also one more reasons why it chose the number 4 as its symbol.
Man, in fact, is composed of 4 degrees of being: The mental degree, corresponding to the idea, to the intelligence, to the mind, etc…
The psychic degree, corresponding to the soul, to the emotions, to the feelings, etc…
The nervous degree, corresponding to the perceptions, tasting of the arts, etc…
And the nervo-physical degree, the only visible to the five ordinary senses, the body manifesting the 3 rarified above degrees just mentioned, main seat of the sensations.
This division is the one that fits the best to the human nature. Like all classifications, it is relative and, between these degrees of being, there can be, sub-degrees. But this quaternary division is the one that answers the best to common sense and factual experience.
For instance, a doctor treating a patient, could look if it is the mental degree that is tired due to intellectual overwork; or if it is the psychic degree, that is weakened by deep emotions or affective sorrows; or if it is the nervous degree that is exhausted due to nervousness, excessive excitations, confused activity; or finally if it is the nervo-physical degree that is lacking feeding, sleep, or is undermined by bodily hyperactivity itself.
These degrees of being are living together, all inter-connected. But they can also externalize come and go, in their own realm, often then the seers can grasp them.
The externalization when it is conscious opens a wide field of experience to those who explore the unknown, so to gain knowledge, useful to humanity.
Because, let’s never forget, the Cosmic Philosophy teaches that knowledge is only precious, legitimate and good, when it is sought after as an usefulness aim, that alone gives to the experiences a deep interest, that alone can surround them with the according deserved sacred respect.
Coming back to the science of numbers, we will say that number 4 is the sign that is the most useful to shed light upon, because it represents so many important classifications, because it is the symbol of realization and effectivity. Nevertheless, all the numbers have their own beauty, their own interest, their own light and it is by and in the union of all the numbers, like it is by the union of all the great individualities, that the progresses that man needs to realize on earth will be made.
Like that, the many beings reveal the universe like the many stars of the sky, in their harmonious order, evoke, reflect and tell about so many laws, so many knowledges to those who know how to read their radiant book!