(Yin Yang)
Yin Yang

Yin and Yang are the two most fundamental opposing principle in the functioning of Natural Law (Tao). The definition is: "Yang is the principle of dynamism, Yin is the principle of hiding" . Or basically, Yang is dynamism and Yin is silence.

In the I-Ching, it was said: "One stroke of Yin and one stroke of Yang is called Tao" . In other words, Natural law functions through cycles of silence and dynamism - Just as it is said in the "Tao Teh Ching" verse 40.1: "Reversing is the way of movement of Tao".

In the beginning, there is only pure silence. From this, infinite dynamism is generated, and creation begins. But pure dynamism will not lead to any stable structure, which can only be maintained by a combination of silence and dynamism. That is why there is an ancient saying: "Yin alone will not grow, Yang alone will not last." .

Accordingly, everything can be attributed to either Yin or Yang. Some of the most common opposites are listed below:

Yang Yin
Male
Sun
Bright (facing sun)
Light / Rising
Clear / Pure
Creative
Life
Spirit / Mind
Positive
Female
Moon
Shadow / Dark
Dense / Sinking
Turbid / Impure
Destructive
Death
Material / Body
Negative

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