SYMBOLS: TRIANGLE, 2023
Symbol noun /ˈsɪm.bəl/
A sign, shape, or object that is used to represent something else. 'A heart shape is the symbol of love.'
Something that is used to represent a quality or idea. 'Water, a symbol of life.'
A number, letter, or sign used in mathematics, music, science, etc. 'The symbol for oxygen is O2.'
Triangle noun /ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/
A flat shape with three straight sides. 'A triangle is a shape with three sides.'
Anything that has three straight sides. 'Which earrings did you buy in the end - the triangles or the circles?'
Along with circles and squares, triangles are one of the basic shapes seen throughout our physical world but also in the realm of spirituality, symbolic imagery, and religion. What does the triangle represent on a symbolic and spiritual level? Is there a deeper symbolic meaning to the triangle, and what does it represent spiritually?
I searched the internet and copied below a very few of the symbols I found. It is said that "a triangle represents manifestation, enlightenment, revelation, and a higher perspective. It is often used to mark the cycles of growth that lead to a higher state of being. Spiritually, it represents a path towards enlightenment or connection to an omnipresent being. Energetically, triangles direct energy and power in the direction in which they point”.
“The triangle carries spiritual information regarding ascension to another realm after death, such as eternity or reincarnation. It also represented the three elements of our being that need to be balanced in order to reach enlightenment, such as: mind, body, and spirit or past, present, and future or mother, father, and child or mental, physical, and emotional” and so on.
“Triangles in dreams represent hidden mysteries, wisdom, and finding balance and harmony within conflicting aspects of yourself. It can also be related to transformation and change during a challenging time.”
Do these interpretations have something in common, even though they mean different things? Can any or all of them (I have copied but a few of the countless that can be found on the Internet) be true? No, all of them are false, and here is why. What is false is false, and what is true has never changed; reality does not change, hence, whatever changes cannot be true. No compromise is possible. For here again we see an obvious position, which we must accept if we be sane: what contradicts one thought entirely cannot be true, unless its opposite is established to be false.
At times, it seems rather difficult to see that what is false cannot be true, and what is true cannot be false. The ego might argue that something is true in some cases while in others it is not true, juggling with the notion of truth as it suits him and as it serves his interests at that particular moment.
Reason would tell you that it is impossible for a situation to sometimes be true while at other times, the very same situation, to be false because what is true must be consistent and unchanged by circumstances, hence, it is always true in time, and what is timeless is always there because its being is eternally changeless.
You will succeed in seeing the symbols for what they are to the extent to which you realise that no meaningful distinction can ever be made between what is untrue and what is equally untrue. Here, there are no degrees and no beliefs that what does not exist is truer in some forms than others. All of them are false.
One cannot give a definition for a word that is just a symbol used by each person according to their own beliefs and their own interpretation because what one experiences in physical reality through one’s emotions and thoughts is always an interpretation. One’s ego interprets what one’s thoughts create. Nothing you see means anything because your projection creates your perception. You have given everything you see all the meaning that it has to you, for you have judged everything you look at, and this and only this you see, only a mere illusion of reality because your judgements have been made quite apart from reality.
Not one thing in this world of forms is really true. It matters not the form in which it may appear, for it witnesses but to your own illusions of yourself and of the world. Since the world is nothing in itself, your mind must give it meaning. And since there is no world apart from your ideas, no matter what meaning is assigned to them by other people, a triangle that is neutral per se, it means nothing in itself until your mind assigns a meaning to it.
Perception is always consistent with your choices, and what you see always reflects your thinking. And your thinking reflects your choice of what you want to see. Your beliefs and values are decisive in this; for what you value, you must want to see it, believing that what you see is really there.
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