01 April 2007
The Inner Trinity
The "Inner Trinity" is that world of meaning that exists within the traditional Christian doctrine of the Trinity. This inner world does not contradict the outer tradition, but adds further dimensions to that outer tradition's meaning.
In Sonic Theology, Abba, the Father, inherently includes God the Mother (the Heart) and God the Father (the Beloved). The Father greets you at the door, and He leads you to the Mother who is in the living room, sitting near the hearth (Heart) of the home (Aum). If you can't stand up in front of the Father when He opens the door, then the Mother will forever remain inaccessible. Knock, and enter therein the welcome of the Divine.
The Holy Spirit becomes the Daughter; the causal, or root, form of the Creation. The Daughter exemplifies Wisdom, the Wisdom that gives constant birth to the rest of Creation, to ten thousand Children. The Holy Spirit has always already proceeded from the Father (and, thus, the Mother), way back into infinity; and will always already proceed from the Father (and, thus, the Mother) way onward into eternity.
The Son synonymizes the Buddha, the Christ. The Son exemplifies pure Love, the silence and simplicity that celebrates the ever-present communion of the Mother and the Father with the Daughter and Her Children. Men and Women of all times and places (including Yeshu and Miriam, Siddhartha and Tara, Vardhamana and Mallinath, Krishna and Radha, and Rama and Sita) are Sons, even if some Sons have forgotten how to celebrate! Jivantayana is the renunciation of forgetfulness, the remembering of celebration.