Pythagoras lived on the Earth about 570-500 B.C.
He was born on the island of Samos us in the Aegean Sea. His
birth was predicted. Through a prophet God told the parents
about the birth of a boy who would grow and become glorious
thanks to his wisdom, beauty, and great deeds.
From childhood Pythagoras displayed interest and
abilities to philosophy and other sciences. He studied medicine,
biology, astronomy, mathematics, learning from the famous
scholars of that time. He learned also music and painting. Then
He continued religious education in Egypt, where He was
initiated in priesthood. Then He went to Persia where He
continued studying the mystical knowledge.
In the town of Croton in southern Italy, He
founded a philosophical religious brotherhood which became
widespread with time.
The purpose of the Pythagorean brotherhood was
moral renovation of the society and purification of the
religious views, and also imparting the confidential methods of
spiritual development to deserving students. The brotherhood was
a monastic community consisting of both men and women, who
regarded Pythagoras as an Incarnation of God. The activity of
that great School ended due to massacre perpetrated by primitive
He is known as a Greek philosopher and
mathematician. He was a strict vegetarian.
Pythagoras composed works on philosophy,
mathematics, astronomy, music. In particular, He knew about the
sphericity of the Earth and that inside it there is the Central
Fire. He also taught about the immortality of souls and their
gradual development in a series of incarnations.