12. Cosmological Thinking
Keywords: Yin and Yang, qi, 5 elements, change, minor inception
12.1 School of Yin-yang and The Book of Changes
According to Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian, one of the six philosophical schools during the Zhou dynasty was The School of Yin-yang, Chinese Yinyangjia. This school focused on nature, observing the changes in nature and asks about their causes.
Yin and Yang are expressions of the fact that reality shall be perceived in its integrity and dynamics, in which opposites are interconnected and complementary to each other. The Yin sign includes the element of cloud and represents shadow. The Yang sign includes the element of sun and represents light. This couple became the prototype of any duality.
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