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Subject: yin and yang answers
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Asked by: sanjiro-ga
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Posted: 02 Nov 2005 17:54 PST
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yin and yang witch is light witch dark
Subject: Re: yin and yang answers
Answered By: czh-ga on 02 Nov 2005 18:17 PST
Hello sanjiro-ga,

In short, yin is dark and yang is light. I?ve collected several
explanations of the symbolism if you want to explore further.

All the best.

~ czh ~
Basic Diagrams of Reality

The Tao (Yin-Yang) diagram
The Yin-Yang symbol is perhaps the most well-known metaphysical
diagram of all.  It describes the fundamental polarity and
inseperability of the polar opposites; the binary pattern of Reality,
and its cyclic metamorphes.  The black represents yin, matter, earth,
receptivity, ending, etc, the white yang, spirit, heaven, creativity,
beginning, etc.  Note that the white half contains a black dot, the
black half a white dot.  This is because yang contains the seed of
yin, and yin the seed of yang.

Yin and Yang Theory

Yin and yang

Yin, the darker element, is passive, dark, feminine, downward-seeking,
and corresponds to the night; yang, the brighter element, is active,
light, masculine, upward-seeking and corresponds to the day.


This is the primary symbol of Taoist religious and philosophical
beliefs. The yin-yang is also used in Confucianism. Tao, "the way,"
theorizes that everything in the universe is made of two conflicting
forces: the yin and the yang. The yin is the negative, passive power,
depicted in black. The yang is the positive, active power, depicted in
white. Harmony can only be achieved when the two are perfectly
balanced, as in the circle. The small circle of the opposite color is
contained in each, signifying their interdependence. The yin may
represent the soul, night, darkness, the Earth, and sustenance,
whereas the yang may represent the spirit, light, day, heaven,
creation, and dominance. As darkness preceded creation, the yin
precedes the yang.

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yin yang symbolism
Subject: Re: yin and yang answers
From: cynthia-ga on 02 Nov 2005 22:04 PST
Hi sanjiro!

I answered a similar question nearly a year ago, thought you might like to read it:

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