Yin Yang Wu

Yin and Yang come from the void - Wu.

It is the Tai-gi-tu of Chinese philosophy: the germ of the opposite is always in the black or in the white. 

"As far as I could see they did nothing (wu wei) but let things happen."

The art of letting things happen, action through non-action, letting go of oneself, as taught by Meister Eckhart, became for me the key opening the door to the way.   ...  We must be able to let things happen in the psyche.  For us, this actually is an art of which few people know anything.  Consciousness is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, and never leaving the simple growth of the psychic processes in peace.  It would be simple enough, if only simplicity were not the most difficult of all things.  SoGF93

   Wolfram had opened his story with this statement: life is both black and white; it cannot be all one or the other.  Living your life irresolutely tends to increase the black.  Living with resolution and determination moves you toward the white.  But no matter what you do, it’s going to be both black and white, and the world is going to criticize you – but be resolute!  So the primary virtue of Wolfram’s heroes is resolution.  RG 38

Cognition, like generation, presupposes an opposition, a here and there, an above and below, a before and after.  MDR 308

In Indian thought the first characteristic of maya (from the verbal root ma, “to measure”) is duality; and for the Pythagoreans, likewise, the world process was a complex of dualities sprung from the imposition of “limitation” or measure” ( = maya) upon the “unlimited” (Brahman); the “unlimited and its “limitation” then being the first of a series of nine further pairs of opposites: odd and even, light and dark, and so on, essentially the Chinese yang and yin.  TMD 134

It is the moral task of alchemy to bring the feminine, maternal background of the masculine psyche, seething with passions, into harmony with the principle of the spirit – truly a labour of Hercules!  MC41

   In India, it is said that the divine energy of brahman manifests itself in time as Maya, and the energy has three functions or qualities, called gunas: the function of energy, the function of inertia, and the function of harmony.  Rajas gunas is the quality of energy, tamas guna is the quality of pressure and inertia against which the energy plays, and sattva guna is the harmonization of the two.  In Chinese philosophy there is yin and yang.  The yang energy is analogous to rajas-guna, or the thrust, and yin energy is tamas guna, or inertia, and one has to have a balance between them and that’s the sattva guna.  When you look at that Chinese sign of the revolving yin and yang, you have energy, mass and harmonious movement.  We have this in Einstein’s formula of E=MC².  Energy is E, mass is M, the C is the speed of light.  When you realize that those leopards represent the guardians, they can be read as the forms of sensibility, the categories of logic through which we have to penetrate to get to what Kant called the Ding an sich, the “thing in itself,” and what the Indians call brahman, that which is the one life consciousness of which we are all manifestations.  G29


The wise Chinese would say in the words of the I ChingWhen yang has reached its greatest strength, the dark power of yin is born within its depths, for night begins at midday when yang breaks up and begins to change to yin. 



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The something from the nothing  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208130038.htm