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The "yin" and "yang" are forces in [[Taoist]] beliefs that it seeks to unite or harmonize. The diagram of the yin and yang is below. Yin is the dark portion, representing inactive, negative, peaceful, or femaleness.  Yang is the light portion, representing active, positive, sometimes violent maleness.
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The "yin" and "yang" are the two forces in [[Taoist]] belief that exist in the universe. Both originate from the "Dao" (The Way or Existence), and from the innate balance gave birth to the [[Three]], from which everything originates.  
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[[Image:Yin_yang.jpg]] The diagram of the yin and yang.  
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Yin is the dark portion, representing inactive, negative, peaceful, or femaleness.   
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Yang is the light portion, representing active, positive, sometimes violent maleness.
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Both are divided by the line which represents [[Qi]], which is the essence of being.
  
[[Image:Yin_yang.jpg]]
 
  
 
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[[Category: Philosophy]]

Revision as of 22:16, 18 March 2007

The "yin" and "yang" are the two forces in Taoist belief that exist in the universe. Both originate from the "Dao" (The Way or Existence), and from the innate balance gave birth to the Three, from which everything originates.


Yin yang.jpg The diagram of the yin and yang.


Yin is the dark portion, representing inactive, negative, peaceful, or femaleness.

Yang is the light portion, representing active, positive, sometimes violent maleness.

Both are divided by the line which represents Qi, which is the essence of being.