06 November 2007

It Takes Both: A Christian-Buddhist Numerology

  1. ONE God.

  2. TWO natures of the Christ: God and Man.

  3. Holy TRINITY: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

  4. FOUR Noble Truths: Life means suffering, The origin of suffering is attachment, The cessation of suffering is attainable, The path to the cessation of suffering.

  5. FIVE Precepts: To refrain from destroying living creatures, to refrain from taking that which is not given, to refrain from sexual misconduct, to refrain from incorrect speech, to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs.

  6. SIX-SIX-SIX: The Number of the Beast of Armageddon.

  7. The number of God: SEVEN.

  8. EIGHT-fold Path: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration.

  9. NINE Choirs of Angelic Beings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, Angels.

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