Thursday, May 26, 2011
Note (48.) to "History of the 'Christian' Trinity - HIST"
48. "The Monad ['One'] or unit he [Pythagoras] regarded as the source of all numbers [this corresponds to Brahma, `The Supreme being or essence of the universe', from which all things come in Hinduism]. The number two was imperfect, and the cause of increase and division [possibly the influence that made Christendom complete the trinity concept, not stopping with making only Jesus equal to God, the Father as was actually done at the Council of Nicaea. The equality of the Holy Spirit was gradually added over the next 60 years after the Nicene Council]. Three was called the number of the whole because it had a beginning, middle, and end [in the Hindu Trinity the whole of Brahma (neuter) was made up of Brahma (masculine) the Creator (beginning), Vishnu the preserver (continuation, or the middle) and Siva the destroyer (the end)] .... and ten .... denotes the system of the world." - Bullfinch's Mythology, 1948, p. 313.
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