In the world we currently live in, there is a law of universal order that governs all nature and man. This law is called by such names as the ‘Trinity,’ The Law of Three Forces,’ or the Three Pure Ones. The number three has been used since ancient times to describe the fundamental attributes, principles or personalities of God, the forces of nature, and even man who is truly a tri-fold intelligence. The number 3 is the power of all creation which uses the law of three forces to create; and as the great mathematician Pythagoras had said, “all is numbers”, and when he says ‘all’, that definitely includes us humans.
These 3 Forces of universal law are: active, passive and mutual or neutral, which includes everything that is made within our universe. The equilibrium of the tri-fold intelligence, or what is also called the Law of Three Forces, or in the Christian religion is called the Trinity. The English word “Trinity” is derived from Latin “Trinitas,” meaning “the number three, a triad”. This abstract noun is formed from the adjective “trinus” (three each, threefold, triple), and as the word “unitas” which is the abstract noun formed from “unus” (one).
The symbol of the Trinity is found in the triangle or the symbology of the Pyramids, that today Freemasons or Free-Builders prominently display as one of their main symbols. It is a symbol of Gnosis of THYSELF in which three forces in equilibrium can be represented in magnitude and direction by the three sides of a triangle taken in order. The unfinished pyramid such as is seen on the US Dollar Bill is a symbol of imperfect humanity or man, who the Trinity or Law of Three Forces are not in harmony with the universe signified by the missing capstone (missing head, wisdom or reason).
These forces are depicted in various religions such as in Christianity, where Trinity defines God as three divine persons or hypostases: The Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit; “one God in three persons.” We find the Trinity depicted in Hinduism with Brahma as the creator, Shiva is the destroyer, and Vishnu is the preserver. To the Taoist, it is Yin, Yang, and Tao. The ancient Egyptians had depicted this as- Re was his face; Ptah his body; and Amun his hidden identity. To the Sumerians, Anu is the father, Enlil is the wind-god of the earth, Enki is the god of waters and wisdom. In Zoroastrian, Ahura Mazda is the father of two twin spirits, Angra Mainyu is the destructive one, Spenta Mainyu is the holy spirit.
From the Taoist classic Tao Te Ching, it was held that “The Tao produced One; One produced Two; Two produced Three; Three produced All things.” To the Chinese this law is “The Three Pure Ones, The Three Pristine Ones, or the Three Divine Teachers”; and to the Christians it is the most sacred law which they call the ‘Holy Trinity. In Taosim, “The Three Purities” are the Taoist Trinity, the three highest Gods in the Taoist pantheon. In Taoist Alchemy, each of the Three Pure Ones represent one of the three essential fields of the body: jing, qi and shen. The congregation of all three Pure Ones resulted in the return to Tao.
The Law of 3 Forces or of The Three Pure Ones are manifestations of Primordial Celestial Energy. This Primordial Celestial Energy are the Three Forces that make up all creation. Each of the Three Pure Ones represents both a deity and a heaven. The first heaven is Yu-Qing, and it is found in the Jade Mountain, The entrance to this heaven is named the Golden Door. “He is the source of all truth, as the sun is the source of all light”. The Grand Pure One (Lao-Jun) rules over the heaven of Tai-Qing. The Supreme Pure One (Ling-Bao Tian-Song) rules over the heaven of Shang-Qing. The Three Pure Ones are often depicted as throned elders.
The Rosicrucians use a more scientific explanation that can be found in their explanation of the three fields of the human, which are represented by the Dense Body (body, head, limbs etc), our Vital Body (blood, chemicals and DNA), and our Desire Body (actions, habits or passions) which is formed from the result of our thoughts, actions, and habits whether they be good or bad.
Everything we do in life is centered around this law, from how we are born, what we think, what we eat, how we live, how we die and even in making love, because in any action, there is always an opposite and equal reaction. The Trinity, these 3 Forces, or the Three Pure Ones are formless and are often portrayed in the three basic colors, from which all colors originated: Red (active, fire or create), Blue (passive, truth or reason) and Yellow or Green (neutral, wisdom, gold or philosopher’s stone).
This is simple human energy in motion, and once this Law of 3 Forces in the human creative process is reconciled, man has now become a type of God, Saint, Buddha, or king of his “ordered domain.” These same patterns are reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, that which is also found in man; this is why he is also called the microcosm for the word κόσμος kósmos, which means “order” as well as “world” or “ordered world.” This is why, we can either choose to live a disordered existence that is contrary to natural law by not using our tri-fold intelligence, that is caused by living a lie, or in chaos and hate; or we can live an ordered life that is reconciling the active and receptive in perfect equilibrium with natural law that is governed by the Trinity or Law of Three Forces, so that we live a righteous life of truth, peace and love.
Personally, I now have chosen to live a righteous life, filled with truth, peace and love, in perfect harmony with nature governed by the Trinity (Law of Three Forces). What do you choose?
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. A website dedicated to both the ancient and modern teachings of Gnosticism.