VERITOPIA Sword In Stone

Alchemy &
Natural-Law



The Properties of Yin & Yang

The Yang principle is the archetype of all positive/good attributes. Yin is the archetype of negative/evil attributes.

We have a clear route to understand morality via the Dao. It explains both good & evil, but in terms that unify rather than divide.

If something is Yin in one regard it has all Yin's characteristics, so we see that evil is also finite, an illusion, and passive, amongst other things. It gives the context that is missing in western-thought.

Some may object that the Dao allocates the negative to the feminine, thinking it 'sexist', but this is to misunderstand it. Both human males & females are Yin to nature. Females may be Yang to males. The Dao is a simple concept, but it's not simplistic. It takes time & thought to understand...

The Goddess Yin Archetype is allocated the negative characteristics with good reason, because when fully understood, it transforms evil into love... When you truly understand the Dao you will find only love for both God and Goddess, and this is freedom.

Notes

Yin and Yang are a relationship, not individuals.
Yin and Yang are inseperable.
All things in nature are a complex mixture of both.
This is important: Their attributes are relative, not absolute.

The List

This isn't a full list of all dualities which exist, but it hopefully gives enough examples to show the theme.

Yin     -   Yang     +  
Feminine - Mother - Goddess
Masculine - Father - God
Matter (Mater = Mother)
Solid, heavy, tangible, physical
Spirit
Immaterial, light, intangible, non-physical
Many
Multiple, groups, divided
One
Single, individual, unified
Nescience
Ignorance, superstition, belief, fiction
Knowledge
Science, understanding, truth, fact
Indirect
Circuitous, evasive, deceitful, complicated
Direct
Straight, simple, honest, uncomplicated
Finite
Limited, mortal
Infinite
Unlimited, eternal
Creation
Product, result, driven
Creator
Inventor, instigator, driver
Evil
Selfish, mean, egotistical, competitive, unreasoning, unjust
Good
Altruistic, generous, selfless, cooperative, reasonable, just
Child
Immature, irresponsible, incomplete, divided
Adult
Mature, responsible, complete, whole
Destroy
Dismantle, cause disorder & chaos, homogeneity
Create
Build, create order & structure, diversity
Position
Situation, venue, effect
Direction
Purpose, aim, cause
Fear
Concern for wellbeing of the self
Love
To turn towards
Emotion
Feelings, urges, reaction, unconscious, delusion, insanity
Reason
Logic, thought, intellect, conscious, awareness, sanity
Near
Close, involved
Far
Distant, detatched
Passive
Active
Effect
Cause
Receiver
Provider
Dark
Light
Earth
Heaven
Moon
Sun
Death
Life
Illusion
Truth
Closed
Open
Change
Stasis
Choice
Offer
Dependent
Independent
React
Observe
Absent
Present
Down
Up
Left
Right
In
Out
North
South
Small
Large
Vacuum
Pressure
Cold
Hot
Curved
Straight
Soft
Hard
Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy
Time
Space
Rights
Duties
Contracting Expanding

Some Rules


If a thing is Yin on the outside, it's Yang on the inside, & vice-versa.

The artist is active on the outside as he creates his work, but in his mind is the still-picture of what he hopes to create.

The human asleep appears still and at peace on the outside, but on the inside his body is at work. Every cell, every atom in motion. His mind dreaming of adventures in far-off lands.

As the sun is Yang (active/hot) on the outside, we can predict it's Yin on the inside, i.e. cold and dark.


In time, Yin becomes Yang, Yang becomes Yin.

Yin becomes Yang: The child becomes the parent. The dependent / immature / ignorant becomes independent / mature / wise.

Yang becomes Yin: Desire/intent becomes reality / matter.




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