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The Basic Content of Yin-Yang theoryPosted by: xuemei on May 28, 2008 - 01:49 AM
Yin-Yang theory holds all phenomena consist of two opposite aspects. Yin and yang are variously defined as: up and down, Sun and Moon, fire and water, light and dark, hot and cold, material and function, left and right, etc. Yin and Yang are the law of Heaven and Earth. Generally, anything that is moving, bright, progressing, active and ascending pertain to yang; stillness, dark, degeneration, hypoactive and descend pertain to yin. Yin and yang is relative. Everything in our universe can be divided into the two opposite, and either aspect can again be divided into the aspects of yin and yang, and so on ad infinitum.
1. Yin and yang opposition
2. Yin and yang interdependence
3. Yin and yang mutual consuming-increasing relationship
4. Yin and yang mutual transforming relationship
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