Digital Fine Art by Tom Greenbaum
I think that Karmatetra has a nice rhythm to it.
Karmatetra is my place on the internet, where I can express my unrestrained,
pseudo-scientific, philosophical babble and showcase my creative musings.
Karmatetra is my invention; a joining of Karma
from Sanskrit meaning "deed" and tetra from Latin meaning "four". I
thought it would be interesting to create a name from both eastern and western
roots. This reflects my own desire to form a synthesis, within myself, of the
best of both eastern and western traditions.
So, Karmatetra means "four deeds". I try to remember to
do these four things every day:
- Be generous
- Be compassionate
- Be patient
- Be intelligent
Tetra also represents the tetrahedron. The image above
was based on R. Buckminster Fuller's "Synergetics"
542.02 - Tetrahedral Analysis of Plato's Triad. Bucky added SELF to
Plato's triad of TRUTH, BEAUTY and SYMMETRY. The triad is flat, planar and
therefore, non-existent in the 3-dimensional universe. Adding SELF creates a
tetrahedron which is in Bucky's words the, "unique symmetrical set of minimum
interrelationships". It is the the primary system of intellect; SELF
witnessing the universe of TRUTH, BEAUTY and SYMMETRY. It is the
I owe a lot of my inspiration to R. Buckminster Fuller
and his many incredible writings. To really understand the universe, you
Synergetics, Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking and Synergetics 2
now fully integrated into one volume online by Robert W. Gray.