Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Pleasing, or Happiness as Higgs Boson.
Aristotle claims this of Pythagoreans, "they fancied the principles of mathematics were the principles of all things." And as I see it Pythagoras' idea of "all things" was a relationship between the infinite, or "the boundless" and the finite, or "the limited." It was "limit" that permitted "the boundless" to take form. The process was a "breathing in" by "the limited" of "the boundless." And how this happened could be understood through mathematics, or "the thing that fills void." The Higgs Boson of 500BC. There'll be debate of course, but here I'd argue that the work Pythagoreans gave to musical harmony, where mathematics can be applied to a sound that is "pleasing," as against a sound that is less "pleasing," suggests they saw in our ability as people to know "pleasing" a combining of "the boundless" and the "the limited." A something which if it were unallied to "pleasing" is a something I'd like to call "life." As well, it's claimed Pythagoras could "...wander through the ether like a bird" in the way that Shamans and those close to death have claimed, and still claim to be able to. There is also a suggestion from several sources that Pythagoras had a golden thigh bone. And I guess there are times when a great idea as it approaches the rocks inclines toward chicanery in the interest of its furtherance. Which is why in my defining of Pythagorean consciousness I will include the word "levitation," which is so much nicer than variations of the word "witch."