The 5 Platonic Solids
2,500 years ago, Pythagoras, who lived contemporary to Buddha, surmised that all atomic structure was based on 5 humble and unique shapes, in the way they nested, one within the other, like Russian Dolls. In fact, Buddha has been recorded, during one of his deep meditations, as describing the atom as 8-sided, known then as “Acta Kalapas” meaning “8 Atoms” which fits in nicely with the 8 corners of the Cube.
There are only 5 possible shapes in the universe of creation that Pythagoras defined as being a Platonic Solid.
Platonic Solids had to obey the following 3 conditions:
1 – The shape must fit inside of a sphere ie: the all the corners or vertices are touching the inside of the sphere.
2 – The shape must have all its faces or polygons the same (eg, triangles or squares or pentagons or hexagons etc) thus all their angles are the same.
3 – The shape must have every edge length being the same.
The 5 shapes are:
1 – Tetrahedron (4 triangles, 6 vertices, 6 edges)
2 – Cube (6 squares, 8 vertices, 12 edges)
3 – Octahedron (8 Triangles, 6 vertices, 12 edges)
4 – Icosahedron (20 triangles, 30 vertices, 20 edges
5 – Dodecahedron (12 Pentagons, 20 vertices, 30 edges)
These five Platonic Solids exist also in the biological world. They exist as single celled planktons called Radiolaria, which when dying leave an exo-skeleton in the precise shape of these 5 Solids.
The 5 Platonic Solids Elements
The 5 Elements of Fire, Earth, Air, Water and Ether,
the latter or 5th Element which alchemically combines the 4,
relate to the 5 and only 5 Platonic Solids,
those unique polygonal shapes that fit inside the sphere,
having equal edges, faces and angles.
The 108 Academy make it a priority to educate people on
the significance of this lost Pythagorean knowledge,
these shapes store the memory of all that was, is and will be.
Platonic Solids Elements serve as the universe’s fundamental building blocks; the basic patterns, figures, and forms that make up our universe. The only forms that have precisely three distinct types of components— edges, faces, and interior space. The Jain 108 Academy will be releasing an online course on the 5 Platonic Solids Elements in the coming months.
You will discover that Platonic Solid Elements are forms with a unique geometric attribute at Jain 108 Academy.
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