Truth Love Simplicity
Energy Thought Form
Gratitude Forbearance Truth
As pillars of wisdom, all three of these groupings provide endless meditation.
Another set comes to mind, the one advanced by Universal Healing Garden practice:
Steam Union Arousal
Does it matter which order these words are typed to clarify the foundation by linguistic degrees? As usual, it matters more if one is a beginner. When one works with these concepts regularly the order matters less because one is picking up anywhere along the cycle. For a beginner, it might be best to work with one thing. Love. Or if not Love, then Truth, which may seem like less self-evident, more prickly work. Simplicity is of course always good - and may not be ever fully embraced again until they come up with an app for it.
Is Energy, Thought, and Form all there is?!
The third tripod echoes Truth from the first. The first two came from Leonard Orr, the third from a Buddhist Peace Pagoda. The use of Truth to support the other two - Love and Simplicity in one, Gratitude and Forbearance in the other - prompts discussion. I've interchanged the senses of these words many times over the years. Gratitude and Forbearance say so much - they cannot be explored superficially. Love can be explored superficially. But that's the great thing about Love - you can apply it anywhere, to anything. Without truth or forbearance or humor or patience love can run you through hoops, win over hustlers and dupes, grant free admission to your favorite roller-coaster loops.
The fourth set is for people interested in bringing sexual alchemy to their sacred studies. The Union need not be with another lover. It can easily be with the universe. I will go into it more in my own words, eventually no doubt, but it's hard to without the right questions being asked. For now, the relationship between the 11 aforementioned words are plenty grist for the mill.