glossary

(English) Derived from the Latin trinitatem (nom. trinitas) meaning "Trinity, triad", from trinus "threefold, triple," from the plural of trini "three at a time, threefold." Trinity generally refers to the Christian symbol of God as three-in-one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However, this is not unique to the Christian tradition, but is the trinity is the fundamental structure of Kabbalah (which in the Tree of Life, is a series of trinities or triangles); this structure exists in every religion, even if veiled or with other names. Examples:

  • Aztec: Tepeu K’Ocumatz, Ehekatl Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc Quetzalcoatl
  • Buddhist: Dharmakaya, Sambogokaya, Nirmanakaya
  • Egyptian: Osiris-Ra, Horus, Osiris-Isis (upper trinity); Osiris, Isis, Horus (lower trinity)
  • Gnostic: First Logos, Second Logos, Third Logos
  • Hebrew: Kether, Chokmah, Binah (upper trinity); Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth (lower trinity)
  • Hindu: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva (upper trinity); Shiva, Shakti, Ganesha (lower trinity)
  • Mayan: Huracan Kakulha, Chipí Kakulha, Raxa Kakulha
  • Nordic: Odin, Balder, Thor

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The most elevated form of thinking is non-thinking. When one achieves the stillness and silence of the mind, the “I” with all its passions, dens, appetites, fears, affections, etc. becomes absent. It is only in the absence of the “I,” in the absence of the mind, that the Buddhata can awaken to unite with the Inner Self and take us to ecstasy."