Vic2rsBlog: The Spiritual Trinity
First, Buddha-Dharma-Sanga, simply translated: Inspiration-Process-Community, or Example-Guidelines-Empowerment. Well, it seems to me this ‘trinity’ must be some sort of basic spiritual truth because it can be seen everywhere. How many ways can the same ‘trinity’ be expressed? How about: Goal-Plan-Action, or even more basic Love-Wisdom-Power.
It is true that we see trinities everywhere and we certainly find them in many religious or spiritual teachings. But, could it be that the trinity is simply a basic reality of the brain? That this way of looking at our world might be influenced by the basic structure of our brain? This is an item on MIT News from two years ago:
While computers process information using a binary system of zeros and ones, the neuron, Liu discovered, communicates its electrical signals in trinary – utilizing not only zeros and ones, but also minus ones. This allows additional interactions to occur during processing. For instance, two signals can add together or cancel each other out, or different pieces of information can link up or try to override one another.
On the other hand – we might say that our reality, the world, is simply constructed with threes at its root and of course our brain had to be structured in the same way… Let’s chew on that for a few days.