Pythagoras: A man who saw the universe in numbers
When Pythagoras was asked why do humans exist, he said: “ to observe the heavens”.
Pythagoras of Samos, the Greek philosopher who is universally famous for his Pythagoras theorem that we use right up to this date is much more than his theorem; he wasn’t just famous for his numbers, he connected numbers with life. Pythagoras contributed in the field of mathematics, astronomy, music, geometry, cosmology.
Pythagoras had his religion, he believed that the soul goes through transmigration in many of the species in the world until it has attained purity, only then will the soul be freed and join the clouds above to the abode of God.
He was considered as the son of the Greek God Apollo for his versatility and knowledge.
He formed a relationship between music and numbers, life and numbers, he proclaimed that all things full of life or lifeless are numbers.
Pythagoras and his disciples, Pythagoreans used mathematics for mystical purposes. As all of them believed that everything and anything is comprised of numbers.
All even numbers are feminine and the odd, masculine.
The number one represented the origin of all things alive and lifeless. (THE MONAD)
The number two represented matter (THE DYAD), also as the symbol of the female principle.
The number three formed the triangle symbol of the god Apollo and the symbol of the male principle.
The number four represented the four-season(winter, summer, autumn, spring), the four elements(fire, water, air, earth) and justice.
Ten was regarded as the perfect number because 1+2+3+4 = 10, comprising of all the roots and their existence.
The coming together of number 2 and 3 would be 5 as in marriage.
Numerous interpretations exist since no original writings of Pythagoras exist.
According to the notes of Mary Holden, while editing the book Mrs Velvet and the Blue String Theory by Linda Heart, the Pythagoras theorem can be connected with psychology as in:
A2 +B2 =C2
a = denial as a function of thought by the human spirit;
b = acceptance as a function of thought/feeling by the human spirit;
c = expansion of the human spirit.