_REALITY

wu-ji
 _”without ridgepole”_no limit_originally meant “ultimateless; boundless; infinite”_The hun-tun_a state of chaos in that is undivided, whole, a state where everything is mixed together_the “One”.

tai-ji

Movement occurs within the undifferentiated matter, the non-polarized “stuff” that is the Wu Ji = Qi This movement is like wind, like a breath, an inhalation and an exhalation. This movement is the primordial Qi/Breath. With movement (Dong), there is also stillness (Jing). With movement, things begin to divide and separate. The lighter transparent Qi rises and the heavier opaque Qi sinks down. The polarity of Heaven and Earth is created. Heaven is yang and Earth is yin. Qi that is influenced by yang floats, rises and moves so it can be characterized as Yang Qi. Qi that sinks, falls and is quiescent is influenced by Yin and can be characterized as Yin Qi.

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This polarity created by the Qi/Breath is called the Tai Ji, the “great pole”, or “extreme polarity,” represented as Heaven and Earth as diagrammed above. The Tai Ji represents the division of things into Yin Qi and Yang Qi , movement and stillness, up and down, right and left, etc.

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The polarity represented by the Tai Ji is not fixed, but relative. yang contains the seeds of yin and yin contains the seeds of yang. This means that yin and yang can transform into each other, creating an interplay of stillness and movement; of light and dark; of the in-breath and the out-breath.
An alternative Tai Ji Diagram, attributed to Chen Tuan of the Song dynasty, visually conveys the spiraling, circular movement of Qi/Breath in the center initiating the movement which creates polarities of light and heavy_clear and turbid_movement and stillness_yang and yin.

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Wu Ji generates Tai Ji_ The movement (Dong) implicit within the Tai Ji results in the Five Elements_Wu Xing are actually not so much fixed forms as much as dynamic, interacting forces. Thus they are often called the Five Agents, Five Activities or the Five Phases. They are also know as the Five Powers (Wu Te)

fire-water-diagram

The Five Powers are intimately connected with the life of human beings on Earth. The interaction of Heaven and Earth, is a fixed, unchanging polarity. It is timeless, and immutable. In human beings and the natural world, the breaths of heaven and earth are experienced through the five powers because it is through the them that life takes on material form and shape. Our senses, tastes, sounds, the power of discrimination, and even our internal organs are all considered to be expressions of the Five Powers. Within the concept of the Five Powers there is the notion of  time, cyclical movement and change. The Five Powers operate within us in the same way that they operate in the world around us, reflected in the seasons, the weather, and the movements of the planets.

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The Limitless_Wuji produces_the delimited
_the Absolute_Taiji_produces_two forms
_yin and yang
The two forms produce four phenomena_Wu Xing
_lesser yin
_great yin_taiyin_Moon
_lesser yang
_great yang_taiyang_Sun
The four phenomena act on the eight trigrams_Bagua_
eight eights are sixty-four hexagrams.
 I Ching_
consists of the 64 possible pairs of trigrams (called “hexagrams”) and commentary on them.

 

Bagua =八卦 =
_eight symbols_are eight trigrams used in Taoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality, seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts.
乾 Qián
兌 Duì
離 Lí
震 Zhèn
巽 Xùn
坎 Kǎn
艮 Gèn
坤 Kūn
Heaven/Sky
Lake/Marsh
Fire
Thunder
Wind
Water
Mountain
Earth
天 Tiān
澤(泽) Zé
火 Huǒ
雷 Léi
風(风) Fēng
水 Shuǐ
山 Shān
地 Dì
 The relationships between the trigrams are represented in two arrangements_
the Primordial (先天八卦), “Earlier Heaven” or “Fuxi” bagua (伏羲八卦)

Bagua-name-earlier

卦名
Name
自然
Nature
季节
Season
性情
Personality
家族
Family
方位
Direction
意義
Meaning
 Qián
天 Sky (Heaven)
Summer
Creative
父 Father
南 South
Expansive energy, the sky. For further information, see tiān.
 Xùn
風 Wind
Summer
Gentle
長女 Eldest Daughter
西南 Southwest
Gentle penetration, flexibility.
 Kǎn
水 Water
Autumn
Abysmal
中男 Middle Son
西 West
Danger, rapid rivers, the abyss, the moon.
 Gèn
山 Mountain
Autumn
Still
少男 Youngest Son
西北 Northwest
Stillness, immovability.
 Kūn
地 Earth
Winter
Receptive
母 Mother
北 North
Receptive energy, that which yields. For further information, see .
 Zhèn
雷 Thunder
Winter
Arousing
長男 Eldest Son
東北 Northeast
Excitation, revolution, division.
 Lí
火 Fire
Spring
Clinging
中女 Middle Daughter
東 East
Rapid movement, radiance, the sun.
 Duì
澤 Lake
Spring
Joyous
少女 Youngest Daughter
東南 Southeast
Joy, satisfaction, stagnation.
the Manifested (後天八卦), “Later Heaven,” or “King Wen” bagua.

Bagua-name-later

卦名
Name
自然
Nature
季节
Season
性情
Personality
家族
Family
方位
Direction
意義
Meaning
 Li
火 Fire
Summer
Clinging
中女 Middle Daughter
南 South
Rapid movement, radiance, the sun.
 Kun
地 Earth
Summer
Receptive
母 Mother
西南 Southwest
Receptive energy, that which yields.
 Dui
澤 Lake
Autumn
Joyous
少女 Youngest Daughter
西 West
Joy, satisfaction, stagnation.
 Qian
天 Heaven
Autumn
Creative
父 Father
西北 Northwest
Expansive energy, the sky.
 Kan
水 Water
Winter
Abysmal
中男 Middle Son
北 North
Danger, rapid rivers, the abyss, the moon.
 Gen
山 Mountain
Winter
Still
少男 Youngest Son
東北 Northeast
Stillness, immovability.
 Zhen
雷 Thunder
Spring
Arousing
長男 Eldest Son
東 East
Excitation, revolution, division.
 Xun
風 Wind
Spring
Gentle
長女 Eldest Daughter
東南 Southeast
Gentle penetration, flexibility.

KID_U

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KID_D

_info _wikipedia _internalartsinternational.com _thank you for the great explanation.
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