# THE BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS AND THE LOVE OF GOD

[This delightful short paper is gratefully taken from Darvish's blog here. My thanks to Cynthia Prior for bringing it to my attention. Note that the paper originally labelled 'se6.htm' dated from 2008 and was entitled 'An Introduction to Pathwork'. This is now an item under the RS menu and can be found here.]

Here is an interesting and lovely way to look at the beauty of mathematics, and of God, the sum of all wonders:

1 x 8 + 1 = 9

12 x 8 + 2 = 98

123 x 8 + 3 = 987

1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876

12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765

123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654

1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543

12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432

123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11

12 x 9 + 3 = 111

123 x 9 + 4 = 1111

1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111

12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111

123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111

1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111

12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111

123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88

98 x 9 + 6 = 888

987 x 9 + 5 = 8888

9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888

98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888

987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888

9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888

98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it? And look at this symmetry...

1 x 1 = 1

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

1111 x 1111 = 1234321

11111 x 11111 = 123454321

111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321

11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321

111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Now, take a look at this… From a strictly mathematical viewpoint, what equals 100%? What does it mean to give *more* than 100%? How about achieving 101%? Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help. If...

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

is represented as

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

then

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K

= 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

= 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

but

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

= 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

Now look how far the love of God will take you...

L-O-V-E-O-F-G-O-D

= 12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Love of God that will put you over the top!