The symbolism of the Number 1 (Monad)
The esoteric meaning of the unit is not so much that it is the first element of the sequence of the natural numbers in terms of modern mathematics, but in the fact that it serves as a symbol of integrity and unity. In his divine aspect of the unit is a symbol of the activity, a spiritual principle, and results from the unmanifest state, and graphically depicted in a circle of radius (Divine activity). In the aspect of natural (outer) unit presented as a symbol of unity and activity of nature. Finally, the human aspect of the unit represents an active spiritual will of man, which expresses a direct position of a living human body in an upright position.
Graphic representation of the unit is a vertical line, arrow, aspirations up or the letter A (Aleph).
Attributes and essence of number one
Even Diogenes Laertius sought to show the decisive role of unity everywhere: “The beginning of the unit, the unit as a reason to be as vague edinidvoitsa substance, of units and the number come Indefinite Dyad, of the numbers – points, points out – lines, of which – plane figures; and so forth. ” Saint-Martin, to emphasize the purely spiritual nature of the unit, which is manifested only in contact with other numbers symbolize the material plane of existence, has argued that the unit, multiplied on itself, always gives one result, and therefore can not produce anything new. These units philosophy refers one Divine world, one sun for the world, one light, in which the world can burn. It is because of their original separation from the world of multiple unit called a monad.
Manly Hall gives the following list of attributes of unity: “It is called the mind, because the mind is stable and has superiority hermaphrodite, because it is at one and the same time a man and a woman; even and odd, because when added to the number of accounting, gives an odd , and added to an odd, gives an even, God, because that is the beginning and the end of everything, but in itself is neither a beginning nor an end, with good, for such is the nature of God, the seat of the matter, because it produces the duad, which is substantial material … Being between smaller and larger, the monad is equal to itself, between intention and fulfillment it in the middle; in multiplicity is the average, and in time it now, because eternity knows no past and no future. ”
Number one, as is clear from the evidence that symbolizes not only unity but also pervotolchok, the first move and start over. Unit – is above all the will to exercise, the creative Deity itself in a state of uniform undifferentiated being. The creative deity provides the transition of the world from a sleep state (Pralaya) into a state of being active. X. E. Kerlot defines a unit as “an active principle which is splitting into fragments, leading to diversity, equal to the mystical center, luminous points and a Higher Power.”
The number “one” esoteric identified with the concept of “the Center for Peace,” is a prime mover unmoved, undeveloped point, rich creative force. One dam equates to good, high moral strength, seeing in many ways – the evil. Agni Yoga has much to say about the One element in the universe and based on the principle of unity, is a manifestation of the existence of a single element.