Yin Yang Balance
Mellor, Feminism andEcology, p. 56. Mellor distinguishes between strong and weak tendencies in cultural ecofeminism 'Affinity ecofeminism offers a strong and a weak version of the relationship between women and nature, affinity and difference. The first is to assert a strong version of both affinity and difference. This would claim a fundamental difference between men and women based on biology and or cosmological forces that are irreconcilable (immanent goddess versus patriarchal god) and a direct biological or cosmological link between women and nature. A weaker emphasis on both affinity and difference would see differences between men and women as based on biological and or cosmological differences that are complementary, and therefore reconcilable, as in the Taoist concept of yin and yang' (p. 57).
Near the beginning of FightClub, Jack is seen sitting on the toilet in his stylish condo, studying a magazine and rotating it as if to examine a racy centerfold. The magazine, it turns out, is an Ikea catalogue, and he is on his cell phone placing an order for an Erika Pekkari dust ruffle. Like so many others, he voices over, I had become a slave to the Ikea nesting instinct. If I saw something clever like a little coffee table in the shape of a yin-yang, I'd have to have it I'd flip through catalogues and wonder, 'What kind of dining set defines me as a person ' We used to read pornography. Now it was the Horchow Collection. A few days later, after his apartment has been firebombed and all of its contents destroyed, Jack is overheard telling the police investigator That condo was my life. I loved every stick of furniture in that place. That is not just a bunch of stuff that got destroyed, it was me
(2) This diagram shows the development of the categories of traditional Chinese philosophy and their relationships. Proceeding from the study of the relationship between Heaven and man, traditional Chinese philosophy branches out into two parts Daoism (Taoism) and Confucianism. Laozi (Lao Tzu) advanced the relationship between the way and all things. He said The way creates one, one creates two, two create three and three create all things. He also said All things in the world are produced by being and being is produced by nonbeing, therefore the relationship between the way and the way and the thing is also represented by the pair of categories being and nonbeing. The Confucian School however proposed the categories the way and the instrument in the Commentary on the Book of Changes, which says That which shapes and is above is called the way and that which shapes and is below is called the instrument, and adds Change contains the supreme ultimate which produces two extremes, and the...
In the Book of Changes, Qian and Kun (later yin and yang represent concepts of duality in unity, the Great Principle chapter in the Book of Rites was based on the system of five elements related through dualistic unities. Once Heaven and man were looked upon as dualistic philosophical concepts, Chinese philosophy began to place more emphasis on the unity of Heaven and man. This way of thinking is rational in its stress on harmony and unity, and in its objection to excess and insufficiency.
Even though Confucianism had declined at the end of the Eastern Han, certain facets of its ideology could still be absorbed and put to good use by an ongoing religion. The fact that Confucian ideas are found in Daoism (Taoism) is clear proof that such assimilation did take place. For example, the idea of the ultimate peace in the unity of the three (heaven, earth and man) in one (tian-di-ren san heyi zhi taiping) shows that the Confucianists were concerned about political reality and the notion of sancai (three endowments) mentioned in Yi Zhuan2' The idea that the sky and the universe were formed by breath (qi) could have derived from the knowledge of world creation as well as the yin-yang principles and the five elements mentioned in the apocryphal texts. All these ideas were closely connected to Han Confucian thought. That most of the scholars who studied the development of Daoism (Taoism) focused their attention on its relationship with Daoist sources and overlooked the
Yin Yang Balance
Achieve Health, Wealth And Body Balance Through Yin Yang Mastery. Cut up on the old stone drums of Republic of China, inscribed in books handed down through thousands of years, traced on ancient saucers and on saucers made today, is a sign and a symbol. It is woven into textiles, stitched into embroideries, emblazoned over house gates, wrought into shop emblems, a circle, locked together inside it yang and yin yang, light, yin, dark, each carrying inside itself the essence of the other, each shaped to the other