The Pentagram, explains the five virtues

‘You are all familiar with the five-pointed star that we call the pentagram. Our Master, Peter Deunov has often said that the pentagram symbolizes a person who has developed the five virtues to an equal degree of perfection: kindness, justice, love, wisdom and truth. Looking at it from another point of view, one can also say the pentagram represents the five senses: touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight.

The Master also gave us the following rule: ‘Take kindness as the foundation of your life, justice as the yardstick, wisdom as a barrier, love as a delight and truth as light.’

If you reflect on these precepts for a moment, you cannot help but be struck by the truth of them.

  • Everything must be built on kindness. However much intelligence and beauty has gone into the construction of an edifice, if it is not upheld by kindness it will crumble.
  • Justice is a quality which enables us to discern, to evaluate things and distinguish one from another.
  • Without love, life is insipid; even if someone possesses great wealth, intellectual learning and worldly renown, without love he will have no zest for life.
  • Wisdom is a barrier; thanks to wisdom we can defend the good qualities God has given us against erosion by negative forces and other enemies, both visible and invisible. If we are lacking in wisdom, wild animals will break in and trample the garden of our life.
  • Truth is the light that lights our path. Without it we shall always dwell in darkness, falsehood and error.

These five virtues are essential to the development of man but, unfortunately, very few people know that there is a link between these virtues and the human body. And yet, true science, as well as all success and all achievements in life, lie in the knowledge of this link.

Kindness is related to the legs, justice to the arms and hands, love to the mouth, wisdom to the ears and truth to the eyes.’

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Read more in Complete Works, Vol. 1, The Second Birth, Love, Wisdom, Truth

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