How God Created Aesthetics to Offer Enlightenment February 12, 2016 – Posted in: Blog, Inspiration – Tags: buddhism, christianity, Enlightenment, freemasonry, god, illuminaty, rosicrucianism
The highest level in a spiritual path is aesthetics, the understanding, perception and comprehension that everything interacts to create beauty. It’s the Tao combining a path of negativity and positivity leading to a better outcome, as well as an interaction between rhythm and intention to create sound.
Conscience would never be possible without this interaction between elements, perspectives and states of mind. What is good awakens when something is bad, and what is bad reflects in the absence of good. And both, as vibrations, lead to a theater of intentions that entertain our eyes, ears and heart. That is why we love life. We want to live it for as long as possible because we want to learn more about its meaning, its aesthetics.
One of the persons that studied this topic extensively was Pythagoras. He lived during the same period as Buddha and had schools in Greece and Italy (Sicily, a former Greek colony). The knowledge of the Pythagorean Brotherhood included numerology, music, mathematics, reincarnation and philosophy, and was followed by Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, but also shared in many modern religious schools, including Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism. It is on the basis of alchemy, a famous practice among the followers of the Knights Templar lineage.
The school of enlightenment that Buddha started in India and poetically shared with the rest of the world had its counterpart in Europe with the mathematical roadmap to the same end. It was as if Buddha was the Yang of the Yin portrayed by Pythagoras. Their knowledge is the Tao to Enlightenment. Buddha was teaching the inner path and Pythagoras the outer one.
The path to God is a path of perfection that finds its meaning in a purification of heart, as taught my Buddha, and mind, as taught by Pythagoras. None can live without the other.
The study of the divine proportions is as artistic as it is mathematical and scientific. It is manifested everywhere and resumed in the Fibonacci sequence and number of Pi. It has a sound too. You can hear it in the waves of the ocean and identify it in the sound of the bees as well.
The relaxing effects that these sounds have in anyone are obvious. The need we have to be in contact with nature or on a beach shows us this inner need for balance, for a spiritual connection to the divine. And the more we work, the more we need vacations. Because work dehumanizes while nature make us more human. Nature connects us to who we are, our soul.
Whenever an artist followed these principles, we could see the beauty in his work because our soul could identify aesthetics in it. And we can hear music or observe paintings embodying these patterns for endless hours because they allow us to contemplate perfection and feel pleasure. Anything that follows the mathematical principles of nature can be considered divine and help the mind in reaching awareness. Art is just another path to enlightenment. The artists that know it and know how to meditate with their work are more spiritual. Whenever a musician or painter describes his work as a form of therapy or way to connect to God, he or she is showing this idealistic insight.
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Bach was one of those artists. Bach applied the mathematical principles as taught by Pythagoras about music. Here are some examples: