Leningrad Codex Carpet Page Ludo Game

Leningrad Codex Ludo game

The star and square symbol on the Leningrad Codex cover page is a Ludo game, a strategy board game inspired by the Indian cross and circle game Pachisi.

Ludo board is a perfect square (foursquare). Each square has four tokens, such that the four squares have sixteen tokens. The perfect square is 4² = 16, since a square is qual to four tokens. The sixteen tokens are the sixteen circles surrounding the six-pointed star on the Leningrad Codex carpet page.

The hexagon formed by the two triangles intersecting at the centre of the carpet page is a cube comprised of two cubes. As a single cube, the hexagon is Rubik's Cube. And as two cubes, the hexagon is the ten sefirot.

The Square enclosing the octagram and the hexagram is a two dimensional representation of the Covenant Box. The octagram OPQRSTUV is the eight-pointed star inside the Covenant Box. The hexagram is inside the 8-pointed star.

The octagon OPQRSTUV (Bagua) is the wall of Dome of the Rock, and the hexagon ABCDEF is the Foundation Stone (the rock). This means that the Covenant Box, as well as the house called Dome of the Rock, is a Ludo game.
Dome of the Rock Ludo

The ten sefirot are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J shown in the diagram above. The first cube is hexagon ABCIJGH. The second cube is hexagon DEFGHIJ. Hexagon 1 is a cube with three visible square faces GHIJ, ABHG, and BCIH. Hexagon 2 is a cube with the following three visible faces: GHIJ, DEJl and EFGJ. The two cubes are the two dice in Ludo board game.

In reality, there is only one cube placed in front of a mirror with face GHIJ facing the mirror. The two dice in Ludo game are the two sides of the same cube. One dice is the object and the other is the image. When the object is dice ABCIJGH, the image is dice DEFGHIJ. The object is the physical, and the virtual image in the mirror is the spiritual.

Each dice has six faces with different number of dots in an arithmetic progression from 1 to 6. Example: the square facet GHIJ facing the mirror has five dots.

Square GHIJ is common to cube ABCIJGH and DEFGHIJ because the two cubes are a dice and its image, with the five dot facet facing the mirror.

Ludo is a Latin word meaning 'I Play'.

Worship had been about working for the kingdom of God. Considering that Leningrad Codex is a book of worship and Ludo game is about play, the transition from Leningrad Codex to Ludo game implies that worship has advanced from work to play.

Play is an act of engaging in activities for enjoyment, recreation and fun. Enjoyment means happiness, a positive and pleasant emotional state of life satisfaction and well-being culminating in intense joy. Fun is about pleasure, enjoyment and amusement. And amusement is happiness, laughter and enjoyment derived from entertainment and humourous activities.

Play and work are an object and its image respectively. Play (the object) is heaven and work (the image) is earth. Switching from work mode of worship to play mode of worship is advancing from earth to heaven.

God is jovial. His face is now full of smiles and laughter. Enjoy.