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Mystery, knowledge and solitariness


Mystical Sevens


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The word Taoshobuddha comes from three words, ‘tao,’ ‘sho,’

and ‘Buddha’. The word Tao was coined by the Chinese master,
Lau Tzu. It means that which is and cannot be put into words.
It is unknown and unknowable. It can only be experienced and
not expressed in words. Its magnanimity cannot be condensed
into finiteness. The word Sho implies, that which is vast like
the sky and deep like an ocean carries within its womb a
treasure. It also means one on whom the existence showers its
blessings. And lastly the word Buddha implies the Enlightened
One; one who has arrived home.

Thus, Taoshobuddha implies one who is existential, on whom

the existence showers its blessings and one who has arrived
home. The Enlightened One

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Evolution is the law of life.

Number is the law of the universe.
Unity is the law of God.

t was Honoré De Blaze (1799-1850), the French

realistic Novelist who during a conversation on
the subject of numbers said:

‘Without them, the whole edifice of our

civilization would fall to pieces.’

Numbers affect our daily lives in a host of different

ways and one of the oldest is the occult science of
numerology. No one can be exactly sure when
numerology evolved as a method of forecasting the
future. The ancient Chaldeans, Egyptians, Assyrians,
Babylonians, Greeks, Hindus, and Hebrews all
developed numerological systems of their own and to
this day numerology is constantly being updated, and
expanded by various experts and cultures who
embrace its doctrines.

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The Qabalistic Gemetria, a profound magico –

philosophical art which uses 22 letters of the Hebrew
alphabet, and their corresponding numbers to decode
hidden meanings in the scriptures or to discover a
person’s essential character and destiny by name
analysis, is certainly a major contributory factor to
present day numerology. So with the Gematria
providing the cipher, and the pythagorians method
of interpreting numbers by qualities assigned to
them, plus a few additional contributions from
Judism and Christianity numerology was created.

Numerology believes that we are born at a certain

date, hour, and time not merely by chance, instead in
order to learn important lessons and to perform
specific tasks during our lifetimes and that the
conditions and the vibrations prevailing at the
precise moment of our birth must be favourable if we
are to fulfil our mission in life. Still there are others
who believe that the transmigration of souls and the
possibility of reincarnation play in important role in
their philosophy of life.

What is significant about numerology is that it

incorporates Pythagorean belief that ‘all things can be
expressed in numerological terms because all things
are ultimately reducible to numbers.’ Numerologists
generally work with numbers one to nine plus master
numbers eleven and twenty two. Together their
meanings encompass all the experience that life can
present. Symbolically they represent the stages
through which an idea must first pass before it can
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become a reality. Understanding and practical

application, of the meaning of these numbers will
bring a greater personal understanding of life. It is
not necessary to possess powers of extra sensory
perception and clairvoyance to practise numerology –
just simple arithmetic.

Centuries later the Renaissance philosopher-

magician Henry Cornelius Agrippa of Netterheim
(1468-1555) listed the significance of the numbers
one to nine:

1. Action, ambition, and leadership

2. Balance, passivity and receptivity
3. Gaiety, versatility and brilliance
4. Endurance, steadiness and dullness
5. Sexuality, adventure, and instability
6. Domesticity, harmony and dependability
7. Mystery, knowledge and solitariness
8. Worldly involvement coupled with material
9. Spirituality, inspiration and great achievement

Of all these number Seven has been used since time

immemorial to describe the creations and ordinances
of God and the subsequent patterns that appear in the
natural world. Here are a few examples:

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Early Indian Music

In one view, cosmic sound nāda is the cause of the

material universe and it is identifed with the Brahman
of the Upanişads. Nāda is synonymous with parāvāk,
and it comes in two forms: āhata the perceptible sound,
and anāhata the unstuck or absolute sound. Music is
the elevated form of āhata nāda whereas anāhata nāda
can be cognized only through Yoga. The two kinds have
a close relationship, and a śruti, a small interval of
sound, represents their joining. The texts tell us that 22
śrutis span the seven notes of the saptaka. The
problem as to why this subdivision Early Indian Music
3 has 22 elements has concerned musicologists for a
long time. It is also not clear why the śrutis are divided
non-uniformly into groups of four, three, and two into
musical notes in Bharata’s Nāţya Śāstra. The saptaka,
the ‘series of seven’ - the same as the octave or the
‘series of eight’ of Western music - spans a doubling of
frequency. The seven notes of the saptaka are named
sa (for şad.ja), ri (ŗşabha), ga (gāndhāra), ma
(madhyama), pa (paňcama), dha (dhaivata), and ni

The seven fundamental tones of the octave express the

law of seven. The addition to it of the Do of the next
octave, that is to say, the crowning of the process, gives
the eighth step.

According to Peter Ouspensky there are Seven systems

of Symbolism:

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1. symbolism of numbers
2. symbolism of geometrical figures
3. symbolism of letters
4. symbolism of words
5. symbolism of magic
6. symbolism of alchemy
7. symbolism of astrology and
8. The symbolism of Tarot, which unites them into
one whole.

When you see around the life exhibits the effect of

mystical seven in so many ways. And each of these
affects animal, plant, astronomical life.

7 Colors: When the light refracts while passing

through the prism it decomposes into seven
components and the resultant is the spectrum of seven
colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Violet,
(and White which unites them into one whole)

7 Planets: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter,

Venus, and Saturn.

7 Personality Types: Solar, Lunar, Martial,

Mercurial, Jovial, Venusian, and Saturnine.

7 Days of Week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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7 Metals: Lead, Tin, Iron, Copper, Mercury, Silver,


7 Chakra: Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura,

Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna, and Sahasrara.

7 Stages of Alchemy: Calcination,

Dissolution, Separation, Conjunction, Fermentation,
Distillation, Coagulation.

7 Days of creation: Christian mythology says

God created the entire creation in seven days.

7 Seals in the Book of Revelations:

7 Used 77 times in the Old


7 Sacraments in Christianity: Baptism,

Penance, Marriage, Communion, Confirmation, Holy
Orders, Last Rites.

7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost: Wisdom,

Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety
and the Fear of the Lord.

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7 Virtues in Christianity: Faith, Hope,

Charity, Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance.

7 Vices in Christianity: Pride, Envy, Anger,

Sloth or dejection, Avarice, Gluttony, Lust.

7 Times Christ spoke on the Cross:

1. ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what

they are doing.’
2. ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in
3. To his mother: ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the
disciple: ‘this is your mother.’
4. ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabackthani?’ which means ‘My God,
my God, why have you forsaken me?’
5. ‘I thirst.’
6. ‘It is finished.’ ‘It is accomplished.’
7. ‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.’

7 Sorrows of Mary:

The sorrow of the prophecy of Simeon

The sorrow of the flight into Egypt
The sorrow of the loss of the Child Jesus in the temple
The sorrow of meeting Jesus on the Way of the Cross
The sorrow of the Crucifixion
The sorrow of the taking down of the Body of Jesus
from the Cross
The sorrow of the burial of Jesus

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7 Joys of Mary:

Mary joyfully conceived Jesus by the Holy Ghost.

Mary joyfully carried Jesus when she visited Elizabeth.
Mary joyfully brought Jesus into the world.
Mary joyfully exhibited Jesus to the adoration of the
Mary joyfully found Jesus in the Temple.
Mary joyfully beheld Jesus after his resurrection.
Mary joyfully received by Jesus into heaven, and

Queen of Heaven and Earth:

Shakespeare’s 7 Ages of Man - the infant, the school-

boy, the lover, the soldier, the judge, the elderly man,
and the senile one.

7 Sciences:

Grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, music, geometry,

and astronomy; - the first three being included in the
Trivium, the remaining four in the Quadrivium.

7 Wonders of the World:

The Official New 7 Wonders of the World

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Chichén Itzá: the most famous Mayan temple city,

served as the political and economic center of the
Mayan civilization. Out of its various structures - the
pyramid of Kukulkan, is arguably the greatest, of all
Mayan temples.

Statue of Jesus , Brazil: stands some 38

meters tall, atop the Corcovado mountain
overlooking Rio de Janeiro has become a symbol of
the city and of the warmth of the Brazilian people,
who receive visitors with open arms.

The great amphitheater in the centre of Rome

built to give favors to successful legionnaires and to
celebrate the glory of the Roman Empire.

Taj Mahal, India the immense mausoleum built

on the orders of Shah Jahan, to honor the memory of
his beloved late wife.

The Palace tombs of Petra On the edge of the

Arabian Desert, Petra stands the Palace Tombs of
Petra, with the 42-meter-high Hellenistic temple
facade on the El-Deir Monastery, are impressive
examples of Middle Eastern culture.

Machu Picchu (‘old mountain’) the 15th

century, the Incan Emperor Pachacútec built a city in

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the clouds on the mountain. This extraordinary

settlement lies halfway up the Andes Plateau, deep in
the Amazon jungle and above the Urubamba River.

The Great wall of China

7 Seven Seas: Arctic, Antarctic, North and

South Pacific, North and South Atlantic and the Indian

7 Seven Sisters: an old name of Pleides star


7 Parts to the embryo: Amnion, Chorionic

Villi, Spinal Cord, Heart, Brain, Umbilical Cord, Yolk Sac.

7 Parts of the body: Head, Thorax, Abdomen,

Two Arms, Two Legs.

7 Parts of the human head: two nostrils,

two ears, two eyes and the mouth.

7 Main organs: Brain, Heart, Genitals, Lungs,

Liver, Kidney, Stomach.

7 Glands: Pituitary, Pineal, Thyroid, Thymus,

Pancreas, Sex, Adrenals.

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7 Divisions to the Brain: Cerebrum,

Cerebellum, Pons Varolii, Medulla Oblongatta, Corpus
Callosum, Spinal Cord, Meninges.

7 Parts to the Inner ear: Vestibule,

Auditory Canal, Tympanic Membrane, Ossicles, Semi-
circular Canal, Cochlea, Membranous Labyrinth.

7 Parts to the Retina: Cornea, Aqueous

Humor, Lens, Vitreous Humor, Retina, Sclera, Iris.

7 Cavities to the Heart: Right and Left

Ventrical, Right and Left Atrium, Tricuspid Valve,
Mitral Valve, Septum.

7 layers of the Skin: Stratum Corneum,

Stratum Lucidum, Stratum Granulosum, Prickle Cell
Layer, Basal Cell Layer, Corium, Hair Follicle.

7 Bodily functions: Respiration, Circulation,

Assimilation, Excretion, Reproduction, Sensation,

7 levels in the Periodic Table of the


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