Yin and Yang


Entah mengapa gue suka banged konsep Yin and Yang, yg mengutamakan kesimbangan di mana pun bentuknya.
Entah tanpa sadar kalo gue lagi maen balok-balok mainan sama anak gue, dan bikin bentuk yang aneh-aneh tapi tetap saja akhirnya gue sadar bahwa bentuk yang gue buat itu merupakan sebuah keseimbangan.
Itu juga kenapa gue suka patung kuda yang berdiri tegak di satu kaki, walaupun berat tapi pematungnya ahli bagaimana caranya menyeimbangkan patungnya.

Hidup pun kadang merupakan keseimbangan, roda berputar, kadang di atas kadang di bawah. Begitupun kehidupan, dimana ada yang meninggal pasti ada bayi yang lahir.

Memang semuanya tidak persis kita rasakan. Kadang kala ketika kita merasakan ketidakadilan, maka pasti kita mempertanyakan mana konsep keadilan dalam hidup?, ntah.. tapi gue masih percaya, walaupun hal seperti itu terjadi, itu adalah merupakan sebuah Yin.. dan Yang terjadi dialami oleh yang membutuhkannya, begitupun sebaliknya. Begitulah Yin and Yang bekerja.
berikut Yin and Yang dari wikipedia:

The concept of yin and yang (Traditional Chinese: 陰陽; Simplified Chinese: 阴阳; Hanyu Pinyin: yīnyáng; Korean hangul: 음양; hanja: 陰陽; revised: eumyang; McCune-Reischauer: ŭmyang; Vietnamese: Âm-Dương) originates in ancient Chinese philosophy and metaphysics, which describes two primal opposing but complementary forces found in all things in the universe. 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. Yin is often symbolized by water, while yang is symbolized by fire.

The pair probably goes back to ancient agrarian religion; it exists in Confucianism, and it is prominent in Taoism. Though the words yin and yang only appear once in the Tao Te Ching, the book is laden with examples and clarifications of the concept of mutual arising.

Yin and yang are descriptions of complementary opposites rather than absolutes. Any yin/yang dichotomy can be seen as its opposite when viewed from another perspective. The categorisation is seen as one of convenience. Most forces in nature can be broken down into their respective yin and yang states, and the two are usually in movement rather than held in absolute stasis.

The symbol can also be written as ☯, with unicode 0x262f.

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Meaning of terms

The meaning of the characters for yin and yang, necessarily, has more than just one connotation. Because yang means “sunny”, it corresponds to the day and more active functions, whereas yin, meaning “shady”, corresponds to night and dormancy. Yin and yang can be compared in the chart to the right.

It is also possible to look at yin and yang with respect to the flow of time. Noon, is full yang, sunset is yang turning to yin; midnight is full yin and sunrise is yin turning to yang. This flow of time can also be expressed in seasonal changes and directions. South and summer are full yang; west and autumn are yang turning to yin; north and winter are full yin, and east and spring are yin turning over to yang.

Yin and yang is often used in reference to disease, and many Asian cultures treat the hot/cold or wet/dry diseases with opposite treatments. For example, a yin symptom such as coldness would be treated with yang treatments, such as hot foods. A yang symptom such as nervousness would be treated with yin treatments–cold foods such as fruits.

Yin and yang can also be seen as a process of transformation which describes the changes between the phases of a cycle. For example, cold water (yin) can be boiled and eventually turn into steam (yang).

One way to write the symbols for yin and yang are a solid line (yang) and a broken line (yin) which could be divided into the four stages of yin and yang and further divided into the eight trigrams (these trigrams are used on the South Korean flag). The symbol shown at the top righthand corner of this page, called Taijitu (太極圖), is another way to show yin and yang. The mostly white portion, being brighter, is yang and the mostly dark portion, being dim, is yin. Each, however, contains the seed of its opposite. Yin and yang are equally important, unlike the typical dualism of good and evil.

The concept is called yin yang, not yang yin, just because the former has a preferred pronunciation in Chinese (see Standard Mandarin – Tones for detail), and the word order has no cultural or philosophical meaning.

Principles

Everything can be described as either yin or yang.

1. Yin and yang are opposites.

Everything has its opposite—although this is never absolute, only comparative. No one thing is completely yin or completely yang. Each contains the seed of its opposite. For example, winter can turn into summer; “what goes up must come down”.

2. Yin and yang are interdependent.

One cannot exist without the other. For example, day cannot exist without night.

3. Yin and yang can be further subdivided into yin and yang.

Any yin or yang aspect can be further subdivided into yin and yang. For example, temperature can be seen as either hot or cold. However, hot can be further divided into warm or burning; cold into cool or icy. Within each spectrum, there is a smaller spectrum; every beginning is a moment in time, and has a beginning and end, just as every hour has a beginning and end.

4. Yin and yang consume and support each other.

Yin and yang are usually held in balance—as one increases, the other decreases. However, imbalances can occur. There are four possible imbalances: Excess yin, excess yang, yin deficiency, and yang deficiency. They can again be seen as a pair: by excess of yin there is yang deficiency and vice versa. The imbalance is also a relative factor: the excess of yang “forces” yin to be more “concentrated”.

5. Yin and yang can transform into one another.

At a particular stage, yin can transform into yang and vice versa. For example, night changes into day; warmth cools; life changes to death. However this transformation is relative too. Night and day coexist on Earth at the same time when shown from space.

6. Part of yin is in yang and part of yang is in yin.

The dots in each serve: 1. as a reminder that there are always traces of one in the other. For example, there is always light within the dark (e.g., the stars at night), these qualities are never completely one or the other. 2. as a reminder that absolute extreme side transforms instantly into the opposite, or that the labels yin and yang are conditioned by an observer’s point of view. For example, the hardest stone is easiest to break. This can show that absolute discrimination between the two is artificial.

Notes

– Yin and Yang have also appeared as characters in various stories, representing the direct opposites and complementary nature of the two characters.

– Yin and Yang, in Otogi 2:Immortal Warriors, were two Guardians from the Land of the Dead that blocked the passage to the Land of the Living.

2 thoughts on “Yin and Yang

  1. [BY]onicS says:

    PERTAMAAAAAAAA……..

  2. jipeng says:

    FYI,

    dalam kosa kata cina, ada term:

    manusia yinyang = wadam
    kembar yinyang = kembar satu pasang (cewe+cowo)

    dst…

    btw, skin baru nih?

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