An old story, handed down from generation to generation, describes how the Divine once told his worshipers, through the oracle of Delphi, that in order to rid themselves of the huge plague that was about them, they needed to build an altar double the size of the existing one. Being the Divine's command, it very quickly spread out from the top of Delos, the hill where the oracle was built, to all corners of the Greek empire. And who knows how many viewed this as a good opportunity for the high and low priestly ranks, to perform the Divine's command with great joy.
Though this command seemed simple at first, it later was to be known as the Dalien problem, or the unsolved problem. The problem being that the Divine asked the worshippers to double the size of the existing altar, without adding anything to it. The story unfolds further, that the craftsmen who were employed to carry out this task, thought that the best solution was simply to consult Plato, the greatest philosopher of that time, for guidance.
The philosopher told them that: "...the oracle meant not that the Divine wanted an altar of double the size, but wished to set them to task, to shame the Greeks for their neglect to mathematics and their contempt to geometry". This is a statement that puzzles, since it is known that, at that time, the Greeks had already reached the highest point in the fields of mathematics and geometry. Did then the great philosopher intend to humiliate the mathematicians of his time? Hardly anyone could find evidence to support this. On the contrary, Plato was convinced that: "The reality which scientific thought is seeking must be expressible in mathematical terms". This is why on the door of Plato's Academy (renown for its high level in the field of philosophy), of which Plato himself was in charge, was written the following statement: "Let no one unversed in geometry enter here."
If the great philosopher was convinced that the deepest knowledge could be expressed better in mathematical and geometrical forms, the question therefore is: What kind of mathematics and geometry was he referring to? This is keeping in mind, that Plato meant precisely that the Greeks both "neglected" and "ignored" what otherwise they should have preserved.
Eratosthenes of Cyrene (276 - 194 BC), another famous Greek who was the first to accurately measure the circumference of the earth, also commented on the meaning of the Divine's proclamation concerning the altar at Delphi. And, to be sure that his statement on that burning matter would not be altered, he erected a column in Alexandria (in Egypt) and wrote on it the following phrase: "If, good friend, thou mind to obtain from any small cube a cube the double of it, and dully to change any solid figure into another, this is in thy power." This statement is very intriguing, because Eratosthenes did not explain the principle that one might use, in order to obtain from a small cube the double of it, without altering the solid figure. This can be taken to mean that he knew that the Divine would not proclaim things beyond people's capacity of understanding.
If Plato and Eratosthenes did not detail the answer regarding this oracle from Delphi, there may have been a reason for this. One of the reasons might be the fact that they did not have the authority to undermine the priests' position. How could they, if the priests were responsible for the oracle of Delphi, which was regarded as the sole channel the Divine's proclamations were claimed to come through? On the other hand, even though on that occasion the priesthood could not provide an adequate answer, their prestige and renown for predictions and prophecies was not diminished, but continued to echo over the centuries!
Now, we can comment without fear that those priests were not able to solve the most simple problem of all. It is the most simple problem of all, because what the Divine suggested to them, if that ever happened, is (as a matter of fact) a hint to the inherited laws, of which humanity is dependent. We all know that the cube root of 8 is 2 and that the cube root of 27 is 3. To make an altar double the size without changing its composition means one needs to accurately use the principle of ontological language and numerology. This is a principle that describes the primordial reality on which the laws of the universe are based.
This fundamental reality is designed in such a way that through it can be sent mathematical, geometrical or linguistic information. A channel through which the relation between the Divine and whatever else exists in the universe, as well as the links between ourselves and the environment, is permanently opened. And, though this is the most important thing humanity should take care of, the reality is, is that the Self has claimed the most important role in human eyes. Why is this so?
The Self pertains to changes, to some degree, as does the matter that it is in contact with. But these changes are not only different in nature, but they cannot be seen, as the changes in the structure of the body are seen. Without the presence of the Self, says Erwin Rohde in his work Psyche , the body cannot perceive, feel, and wish. Yet the Self does not manifest these faculties and all the other actions by the psyche or through it.
What should be taken into account, are the limited periods of time called active life, when the Self and Matter actively interchange, moving permanently on the updated design of the laws of the universe. Updated design of the laws of universe, in this context, means the result of the past through the present is turned into the future. It is the time when the Self imprints on Matter its action and receives energy in kind, as a result of matter's reaction. If the Self is not tuned to the rhythm of the universe, it could imprint messages "at random". If this happens and, practically it happens almost all the time, it means that the Self is not tuned to the laws of the universe and plays the role of an alter ego. This then is why the mind, which records and answers permanent activities, looks like it is in charge of everything else a body is composed of.
Once we believe that the mind is the engine of our temporary life, we are not or we cannot be interested in searching our Nature of Mind, which is the mother of the temporary mind. Or, even though we locate the Nature of Mind, if we do not understand that it is dependent on the laws of the universe, we are no more than a step further ahead. If we rediscover, in a temporary life, the laws of the universe and believe that they are our own works, again we are only a step further ahead, but without any chance to continue along this road.
2.Could we realistically rediscover the ontological language that describes the laws of the universe?
Practically this has been the concern of human beings throughout history. As a result, many representations of this kind were made at different periods of time. The vital thing, therefore, is to know how these representations were documented or orally transmitted. Ahmes, an Egyptian scribe who lived before 1650 BC wrote down on any papyrus he classified: "The Entrance Into the Knowledge of All Things". He also added that anything is "in likeness to writing made of old." This knowledge, he referred to, says Cris Witcombe of Sweet Brior College in Earthy Mysteries, pertains to p or "the most ancient numbers known to humanity." Why then is this p so important and why did people of old keep it secret in a way? And how can we find out that p is "The Entrance Into the Knowledge of All Things"?
The Bible (in comparison with the Vedas, which describe the mystical syllable OM as being transcendental--similar to p) unveils an even more eloquent example in this sense, according to. H.P. Blavatsky, (the founder of Theosophical Society). Her book The Secret Doctrine, a work that deals on the Hindu, Zoroastrian, Chaldean, Egyptian, Buddhist, Islamic, Judaic, and Christian religions, tried to explain "the hidden glyph and symbols... left unnoticed". She (helped by the cabalists) numerologically analyzed the essential words of Bible scripture. Some of these numbers are the property of p. And, among many interesting things, it might be noted that a numerological calculation, unveils the numerological aspect of the crucifixion. "Man was the primordial word. The essence of this word is 113." confirmed Blavatsky. "The term Raven is used but once, and taken as Eth-HOrebv= 678, or 113x6; while Dove is mentioned five times. Its value is 71, and 71x5= 355." Adding that "There seems to be deep below deep as to the mysterious workings of these numbers of the connection of 113: 355, with 20612: 6561, by a crucified man".
Indeed, the two pairs of numbers carry in them the meaning of p. The number 6,561, is the square of 81. To ancients the number 81 was known as the symbol of the Self (at the time of enlightenment or liberation). The value of p: 20612: 6561= 3.14 As is the value of 355:113.
A few hundred years later the value of 355:113 was calculated by Ch'ung Chi of China. Though the value of p is almost the same, there is a tremendous specification within the meaning of the two pairs of numbers. What then did those of old intend to find out through and behind these mathematical calculations?
In ancient times, as it is known, numbers were studied not only for their numerological properties, but also for their supposed genders. And, it was concluded by many Pythagoreans, that the universe as a whole also has these inherent properties-- feminine, masculine and neutral. This might be one of the basic teachings of Pythagoras, who was convinced that everything in existence was the result of the numerological order.
But do these unaccounted numbers of interaction of entities have a point where they cannot go further? A kind of boundary, so to say. Or, do these uncounted numbers represent the entities of atoms which have their own boundary? The other important aspect is to know if these unaccounted combinations regain the simplest/smallest form possible. If this is so, then what number (at the universal scale) would show the minimum number of combinations possible?
3. The ontological language is, of course, not a human invention
In the first part of this work (Primordial Language and Numerology), it was mentioned that Pythagoras made use of ontological numerology in order to estimate the real value of transcendence or p. Yet, is there more convincing proof that 198/63 should be considered ontological/primordial in nature?
Physicists have noted the ubiquity of p in nature, mentions Cris Witcombe in Earthy Mysteries. He describes further that p also is obvious in the disks of the moon and the sun. The double helix of DNA revolves around p, ...etc. But to any scientific activity today, the use of electronic devices is routine in this field. In this way the most hidden manifestation of the elements seen in nature can be noted and simultaneously studied.
In comparison to this, the numerological calculation made by Pythagoras takes us back some 2,500 years or so. Furthermore, his calculation is based on the same numbers that were known and used more than 38,000 years ago. Has this information then been passed on from generation to generation, or have some people at different periods of times discovered the same things? The distinction then, between these numerological calculations of the past, in contrast with the most advanced scientific achievements of today- concerning the transcendent- is to be taken into account.
A further calculation of the numbers inscribed on
Columbia of Branzeni- 38.000 years BP
the Columbia artefact reveal a second stage, that was worked out as to estimate the transcendental. The numbers seen here are: 27,24,30,54, and 63. But it is interesting to note that out of any single number from one to ten, the numbers that are not represented on Colombia are exactly the sum of the numbers inscribed on the artifact.
In A History of Zero, J.J. O'Conor and E.F. Robertson mention that: "Numbers in early historical times were thought of much more concretely than the abstract concepts which are our numbers today". The reality is that people of old were able to calculate complex operations in the field of mathematics. The second process of the radical 198/63, which has as its value 3.142857, reveals exactly this. The first instant of the mathematical calculation is: 198: 63= 3 (Where 198-189= 9 remaining.)
To continue the calculation a (zero) 0 was needed to be added to the number 9. But the important point is that this zero has the value of the number 81. 90-9=81.
This is where the real calculation concerning the transcendental begins. Minusing the number 63 from the number 90, the remaining number is 27. Adding a (zero) 0 to 27, in order to continue the operation, we get the number 270. Minusing 27 from this number, we then get 243. This means that the number 81 was multiplied three times: i.e. 81x3=243. In this process, 81 is then multiplied further with the numbers 2,6, 4, and 5 respectively, until the number 9 (to which the first (zero) 0 was added) appears "on the stage" again. None other but a repetitive range of the same numbers would make a further calculation possible. Therefore the transcendent, that is part of the radical operation, is concealed in the power of number 81 which, as was shown before, is the symbol of Self, at the stage of enlightenment or at the time of liberation.
Nae Ionescu, the Socrates of the 20th century (whose works were published only years after his death) was also the mentor of three important scholars: Emil Cioran, Mircea Eliade and Constantin Noica. In his work Metaphysics, he came forward with this question: Is transcendence but in itself an ontological reality, or does it not exist merely as a form, an instrument of our consciousness?" He was convinced, as was Pythagoras, that "Any sentient being possesses as a property, its own entity."
As a matter of fact, no one thing that lacks entity can possess the power of transcendence. If we retain (from the radical of 198/63, that is 3.142857) the sum of the numbers 1, 4, 2, 8, 5 and 7 (which is 27), resulted from the operational radical 81 (as shown in the numerological table of the Lotus Sutra of Buddha Shakyamuni --- Self, (number 9) and 3, the three-dimensional structure of the universe), it illustrates that the Self transcends permanently. The second aspect is, that if the Self is not connected to the Inherent power that is in itself, the transcendence is a repetitive one. The Inherent power carries the symbol 6, as it is presented in Lotus Sutra. The sum of 54 (the Inherent power x Self) and 27 (Self x the 3D) is 81 (which is perfect enlightenment). From this demonstration, we can understand that Self does not express its function through psyche, unless it is powered by the Inherent power. Therefore, if Self is disconnected from the Inherent power, that might lie dormant within it, it has, as a matter of fact, its transcendental limitations.
The story of the Oracle of Delphi with which this work began, has a similar answer. Here is Philolaus' (one of Pythagoras' disciples) The Number of Reason, where Number 2 was considered the first even number; a female number. Number 3 was considered a perfect number.
The cube of 3 is 27. The Inherent power is 54. And the sum of them is 81. "This is thy power" which Eratostenes referred to, meaning the Inherent power. If the Divine asked believers to double the size of the existing altar without adding anything to it, this simply means to connect the Self to the Inherent power in order to get the Divine's language, on which the laws of universe are based.
A simple image of the sky when the Sun squares or trines a planet, is a good example. There is, as a matter of course, nothing that is added or taken away. In much the same way, the Self and the Inherent power work. If we activate the Inherent power then the Self can express its function through the psyche. Similarly, the example concerning the value of (that describes a man on the cross) is but one of the many examples that concerned people of the past. It was obvious for them to ask: What remains of a man after he enters physical extinction? These examples could be taken as coded operations but they used to be a kind of routine for people, of which we know so little.
4. How can we understand how all of these things started?
The process of coding and sending messages was and is vital. As was the need to use mathematical and geometrical representations. To understand them, we need to know how the mathematical and geometrical format was calculated , so as not to diminish the linguistic messages transmitted through it, and how the linguistic messages were calculated to carry mathematical megabytes of numbers.
As soon as we use the words "messages" and "transmission of messages", we acknowledge the fact that both the transmitter and the receiver could understand the mathematical and geometrical format used. Otherwise no transmitted message could then be interpreted or understood. The other interpretation would be that people reached some skill in recording and that the messages transmitted pertained to their current lives. Or, the simplest theory could be that the carving (on artefacts) was, merely decorative.
Any one of these hypotheses needs to some extent to be taken into account. Yet, it is not a simple accident that messages transmitted tens of thousand of years ago could be decoded in our present time. To make more room for this complicated issue, we can reassess the problem. Let's imagine that we as part of the many species on this planet are in an imminent danger, and that the only way to save our lives, would be to transmit a message into outer space.
5. So what would be the format of an outer space message?
In the Vedas, which represents one of the most important spiritual achievements in Indian life, music is depicted as being the emanation and the maintaining support of the Universe. It mentions seven syllables: Sa, Pa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Da, Ni as being the primordial indestructible sounds. When these syllables are represented into a score format, then, automatically they become dots, representing intensity, rhythm, pauses, etc.; a graphic of the sound structure needed to be understood or performed. The dot format of the musical scores from the earliest times might be considered as a major numerological musical order, that could describe the hidden harmony of words.
Bach, the father of classical music, could not avoid the dot format representation when he wrote his scores. These days, musical scores look more diverse for the reason that more symbolic information is introduced in its structure, but the basis of this musical representation remains the dot format and the five horizontal-string lines on which they are written. Interestingly enough, it is the oldest artifact, Columbia, that also has its message written in a dot format on five "strings". Therefore, did whoever documented this artifact in a numerological way, view that structure as a score format too?
The Stanzas of Dyazan, considered the oldest document written in Tibet, in its poetic structure, claims six similar sounds that the Divine utters while proceeding from the first to the last stage of the creation of the universe. (There are only a few translations of the Stanzas of Dyazan available, but they differ much in content.)
6. Manas, the sixth sensory
If a human cannot see a writing format in order to read it, than the hand's sense of touch can help them to read. The Frenchman Louis Braille (1809-1852) who at four, as a result of an accident, lost his sight, continued the work of Charles Barbier, a soldier, who invented "night writing", a parole system used at night by soldiers to pass on secret information. Louis Braille developed this system of language without lettering. A system in a dot format... and his hands "told" him that everything could be expressed through six "words". In Japan this language was introduced during the Meji period. But here something inconvenient took place. Japan, possessing three kinds of writing (hiragana, katakana and kanji) needed to develop another "Braille" system. Though on this occasion, they realized they could not use more that six words. And this because the blind people's hands "told" them that they didn't need more than six in order to express their feelings, emotions, thoughts... It should also be noted is that this soundless language can also be used as a musical score as well as in mathematical calculations.
Braille is used widely now, daily having a larger number of people wanting to help those in need. With regard to the ontological language, which should concern anyone on this planet, the situation is quite different. The reason that this situation is so confused, so dramatic, is that for thousands and thousands of years the ontological or the Divine language has been neglected through many devolutions and interpretations.
Now there are two things that must be considered. One is that the ontological/divine language (from the first known numerological representation some 38,000 years ago) looks like a river that appears and disappears as if light and dark change their positions. What could there be then that obstructs the flow of this language? To this, wise people used to say that if the mind trembles, primordial knowledge is lost, and the human falls from the sky. This "fall" is not to be taken as real because the reality is, is that we ride high in the sky on the skin of our planet. Therefore "if the mind trembles primordial knowledge is lost", must be taken as it is.
7. To receive primordial knowledge a human is endowed with, is not a simple task
Only nine kilometers from the place where the artefact Columbia was discovered, another artefact that has been carbon dated to c. 24- 26,000 years old, was found. The archeologist Vasile Chirica found this artefact in the eastern part of Romania in 1981. No less enigmatic than Columbia, this relic,
Amulet of Mitoc 26.000 BP
written in a line format - see mr. A. Vartic study "Intrebarea cu privire la paleoinformatica", miraculously carries the same code, a message that speaks about transcendence, laws of the universe, and the primordial/ontological language. Written in a very different format and bearing no resemblance whatsoever with the numerological written format on Columbia, it might give the impression at first, that the two items have nothing in common.
Following the patterns of the ontological language, we can see that a line is a sum of two or more dots. But how many dots are there in a single line... ? How many words are there? What is the size of any word? How many times do they repeat? What rhythm they should be uttered in? How many pauses are written there? And how can we understand that these words deal with the ontological language, transcendence and the laws of the universe?
Let's suppose that there is no such thing as a primordial/ontological language, of which has been said that is the nest of the Nature of Mind, the very code of the immutable laws, or could describe anything else in the universe. Would we then be able to communicate with other intelligent forms of life in Universe?
8. To send across the universe a message we need to consider a few things about ourselves.
Though, this is the simplest part of the problem. When it comes to deal with the format in which we intend to send this message, we can see that our problem suddenly becomes extremely complicated. This is because on the one hand, we would try to find the shortest message which might include the maximum amount of information needed. On the other hand, the format of the message is the most difficult one. What should it be? A sound format? A numerological format? A geometrical format? Or a combination of all three, in the hope that at least one might be understood.
We could also transmit a sample in Cuneiform, in Hieroglyphs, coded messages in Cabala, refined messages in Sanskrit, etc. Yet, I doubt that any of these messages would convey meaning to other form of intelligence. And this is not because these things are not important! Old languages had the means to represent an element of human activities. And new languages that replaced the old ones have the same functions. New academic words for the latest technologies are emerging before our very eyes. Indeed all these things are without doubt important! Yet, there is only the ontological language that connects the nature of mind of all humans throughout the universe.