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Tomas, E C Yan HUANG
Causeway Bay, HK, Hong Kong.
Sunday 2015.Aug.02 System Basics workshop full day at ISSS2015 conference at Berlin, Germany http://isss.org/world/Programme
Anthropocene is becoming more and more important as the balance shifts more and more towards the human side of the nature-human spectrum. The whole environment(nature)-system(human) Yin-Yang relationship has reversed to become a system(nature)-environment(human) Yin-Yang relationship.
In this Anthropocene age, determination of the sustainable balancing point is one of the challenging tasks. The interaction between different systems forms the balancing point between any one of the systems and its corresponding environment. Each system holds onto its own perspectives (rights and freedom) and at the same time adapts (respect and obey) to the perspectives of other systems. Therefore, it is about the balance between the nature-human Yin spectrum and the adaptation-freedom Yang spectrum.
Human would naturally pursue for the freedom side of the Yang spectrum, however, this will push the Yin spectrum to the human side developing a very imbalanced system. Such system would get into a turbulent stage before the balancing point between new systems and environments is settled, which could be disastrous to human.
The balance between the two spectrums would mean certain sacrifice to the freedom of human. However, would there be another way out of this sacrifice? Human take nature for granted but without fully understanding the sub-systems in nature on which we have been relying. However,could human develop the knowledge and wisdom to re-create a nature that would support the survival of our physical body and at the same time satisfy the unlimited needs for freedom by human? This is the second challenge in this Anthropocene age, Governing the Anthropocene.
In this workshop we will start from the system basics of the Taichi Yin-Yang system theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Five systems theory in the teaching of Buddha, with a view to gradually building up the systemic views to understand and analyze the Governing of Anthropocene.
The systemic thinking of the unification of nature and man has been the fundamental concept in traditional Chinese culture since around 500BC. The concept is also embedded in the teaching of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The traditional Chinese system theories under investigation include the Taichi yin-yang system theory, the Five systems theory of the human mind, and the Traditional Chinese Medicine differential diagnosis-cure process. These theories are found to be related to different modern system theories compared including Viable system model.
Taichi yin-yang system theory describes the relationship between any two entities (element/process) at any level of interest. It concerns the quantitative and qualitative changes between the entities. This is related to causal loop diagram (CLD) in system dynamics which uses reinforcing loop and balancing loop. The observer is not specified in the theories, but the perspectives of the observer actually determine the entities, the unit of quantitative changes, and the ratio of qualitative changes.
The Five systems theory of the human mind is one of the important concepts developed in the teaching of Buddha. The Five systems are: awareness, perspective, sensation, action and physical object. These five systems are able to describe the properties of the observer and the decision maker.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine differential diagnosis-cure process is a practical systemic process that has been used daily for more than 2000 years. It is believed that the whole macroscopic-microscopic spectrum of systems is suitable. The system state identification involves three pairs of direction-forming spectrums. The Superficial and Internal spectrum gathers information between the boundary and the system. The Cold and Hot spectrum gathers information between the form and function, or matter and energy within the system. The Deficient and Excess spectrum gathers information between the environment and the system. Strategy can then be formulated to regulate and maintain the system.
Keywords: Anthropocene, Buddhism, Causal loop diagram CLD, Confucianism, Five systems of human mind, General System Theory, Health and system thinking, quantitative and qualitative changes, Spirituality and Systems, System dynamics, Taichi Yin-Yang System Theory, Taoism, Buddha’s teaching, Traditional Chinese Medicine differential diagnosis-cure process, Unification of nature and man, Viable system model VSM. |
Supporting Agencies: Ancient Balance Medicine Research and Education Fund Foundation Ltd.
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Your Perspective, My Perspective, Their Perspective.
(English version on bottom)
-2 -1 0 1 2
1 2 3 4 5 6
數學上觀點不同（-2至2 與 1至6），
其平衡點也不同（0 與 3或4）。
-∞ ? ∞
Subjective and Objective
Conflicts Resolution 化解衝突
Levels of War 戰爭的層次
駡戰 – Flaming war
經濟戰 – Economic war
肉體戰 – Physical war
殺戮戰 – Killing war
滅族戰 – Total annihilation
Current situation in Hong Kong
- Flaming war 駡戰已經開始多年，
- Economic war 2014.09月經濟戰開始，
- Physical war 2014.10月肉體戰已經開始！
“愛Love” 《-》“理Reasoning” 《-》“執著Stubborn”
Hong Kong 928 protest: From peace to civil economic war
Your Perspective, My Perspective, Their Perspective. Conflicts Resolution and Opportunity Cost
—–Your Perspective, My Perspective, Their Perspective.
IQ Quest #1：
-2 -1 0 1 2
Q: Where is the middle point?
A: 0, perfection!
IQ Quest #2：
1 2 3 4 5 6
Q: Where is the middel point?
A1: There is only left and right, there is no middle!
A2: There are both left and right!
-From the above mathematics examples, we can see that the balance point (0 and 3 or 4) depends on the frame of reference/ point of view (-2 to 2 or 1 to 6).
IQ Quest #3：
-∞ ? ∞
-If we take a macroscopic point of vew to include the whole spectrum from -∞ to ∞, and every single point is of equal importance. Then what is the balance point with this point of view or perspective?
-Is macroscopic view the most objective view? Or the most objective view is to pay no importance to any of the points?
—–主觀與客觀Subjective and Objective
-It is believed that being subjective is only relatively correct, while being objective is absolutely correct. However, from the above examples, the subjective perspective is the one that is absolute without change, while trying to take a balance between different perspectives is the one the is relative subject to change when different balancing strategies are selected. So the answer could be found in objectiveness, or only subjectiveness could provide an absolute answer?
-Scientists has been trying to seperate the disputable philosophy from the precise mathematics. However, it seem that mathematics still cannot escape the dispute of different perspectives! Have we been blindly believe that modern science can solve all our problems? While the fact is that science still cannot escape the boundary of the disputable philosophy. Is it the truth that everything can be clearly defined as black or white, and grey area is only a misconception? Or is is the truth that everything is grey, and it is us the human that forcefully define the blace and white.
EQ Question: You want whatever, I love perfection, what should we do?
-The best answer is that everyone should enjoy themselves. However, sometimes contact between us is unavoidable because we are living under that same roof, we have common assect and common supporters. What should we do?
—–Conflicts Resolution 化解衝突
A. Use “Love” to resolve the differences: “In the midst of one hundred different voices expressed by one hundred persons, harmony can still be struck.” We should live in harmony with each other, because we all belong to the same family. “Family is a place for love rather than a place for reasoning”
B. Use “Reasoning” to have reasonable agruements: To sell one’s prespective in order to gain the supporters of the opposition and the neutral. Different language and tones could be employed but peace must be maintained.
F. Use “Stubborn” to destroy the peace, to divide, causing hatred and war: to fight for the supporters and properties of the neutrality and the oppositions.
Levels of War 戰爭的層次
1. 駡戰 – Flaming war
-Internet: Flaming is a hostile and insulting interaction betweenInternet users, often involving the use of profanity.Flaming usually occurs in the social context of an Internet forum, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), Usenet, by e-mail, game servers such as Xbox Live or PlayStation Network, and onvideo-sharing websites. It is frequently the result of the discussion of heated real-world issues such as politics,religion, and philosophy, or of issues that polarize sub-populations, but can also be provoked by seemingly trivial differences.Deliberate flaming, as opposed to flaming as a result of emotional discussions, is carried out by individuals known asflamers, who are specifically motivated to incite flaming. These users specialize in flaming and target specific aspects of a controversial conversation. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_(Internet)
-During a Flaming, there will be audience enjoy watching and there will also be people taking advantage of the war.
-We can make a reference to the teaching of Buddha that taught us how to escape from dissatisfaction. The first step is self protection and the 4th protection is the right speech, purity of vocal action. “To understand what is purity of speech, one must know what is impurity of speech. Speaking lies to deceive others, speaking harsh words that hurt others, backbiting and slanderous talk, babbling and purposeless chatter are all impurities of vocal action. When one abstains from these, what remains is right speech”
-We should make more references to other Saints.
-Opportunity cost: trust, respect, harmony, peace…
2. 經濟戰 – Economic war
-Obstruct the economic acitivities and information technology of the opposition
-Prohibit the economic acitivities and information technology of the opposition
-Damage the economic acitivities and information technology of the opposition
-Destroy the economic acitivities and information technology of the opposition
-Can make a reference to the the second rule of self protection in the teaching of Buddha: abstain from stealing
-We should make more references to other Saints.
-Opportunity cost: Firstly will be our lesire time, play time, our hobby and our rest time. Next will be our basic survival of clothing, food, housing and transportation! More will be…
3. 肉體戰 – Physical war
-using one’s body to obstruct the bodily activity of the opposition
-using one’s body to prohibit the bodily activity of the opposition
-using one’s body to damage the bodily activity of the opposition
-Can make a reference to the the first rule of self protection in the teaching of Buddha: abstain from killing
-We should make more references to other Saints.
-Opportunity cost: Firstly will be the bodily health, then will be the emotional health and mental health…
4. 殺戮戰 – Killing war
-Use of weapons to destroy the body of the opposition
-Opportunity cost: the fear of being killed…
5. 滅族戰 – Total annihilation
-Use of weapons for the total annihilation of the opposition race
-Opportunity cost: the fear of being the target of total annihilation of the other race and political race…
—–Current situation in Hong Kong現在香港情況
Flaming war has started more than a decade ago，
Economic war started in 2014.09，
Physical war started in 2014.10！
-Clearly identify the opportunity cost, be practically responsible.
-Which level of war are you willing to get yourself, the opposition, and the society into, in order to satisfy your own dreams in gaining supporters, benefits and assets? In economics, opportunity cost exists in whatever way you act. The question of how much return is worthwhile is also a subjective and objective question. The most important point is that one should clearly identify and understand the opportunity cost!
-One should also know that even thought physical assets has a objective mathematical value, there are many other things that are invaluable, which include family, friends, harmony, trust, freedom and stability. When the opportunity cost of a invaluable desire is another invaluable lost, mathematics is of no use anymore. After an objective analysis, one still have to make an subjective decision to perform an action. In the end, one have to be responsible to oneself, the opposition, the supporters and the society for one’s action, being neutral, anti-action, being the audience, or being the advantage taker. Every people have to choose themselves, between peace and war, love and hatred!
May you untie the knots in your heart, be healthy and happy.
Using Earth as a frame of reference, it rotated 5 days. But using my amount of spare time as a frame of reference, it feels like one day! Usingthe number of happy moments as a frame of reference, it should feel like a year in heaven!
Thanks to all the organizers and participants, observers and systems! We came as individuals with thick walls. After building bridges here and eventually dissolving our boundaries, we leave as a better connected network of an unified super-organism!
Exchanging unconditional love and advanced to a higher level of consciousness. Hopefully eventually understanding the truth of ourselves and the universe.
See you all again next year in Germany! In the meantime, be happy and healthy ^o^ www.ISSS.org
13:30 Parallel Sessions – Tuesday July 29, 2014 Funger Hall Room 207 Funger Hall Room 220
ISSS2014 conference paper #2286
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been servicing and maintaining the health of human bodies for thousands of years. Due to the isolation and control policies of the last two dynasties Ming and Qing, scientific inventions are not being applied to TCM. On the other hand, Western Medicine (WM) has been technologically advanced by the engineering of the industrial revolution age.
Nowadays, many researchers and engineers have tried to advance TCM with modern technologies, for example, medical expert diagnosis system, office automation, herbal ingredient spectrum analysis, modern medical diagnosis machines. However, the merging has not resulted in much advancement in TCM as in WM. The reason, as believed, is that TCM is a holistic diagnosis-cure process while industrial revolution age engineering is reductionism.
It is believed that real advancement could be achieved by the synthesis of TCM with system engineering. Not only that TCM could be advanced, system engineering could also benefit from the experience of thousands of years of holistic servicing and maintaining the human body complex system. This paper searches for the entry point and the platform to learn across boundaries for the synthesis, so that TCM and system engineering could also understand each other and benefit from each other.
TCM is being practiced daily based on the theory of differential diagnosis-cure process. It involves firstly, the awareness, that is, the systemic observation of the human body for information collection. Secondly, the perspectives, which involve the systemic choice of related rules and relationships. Thirdly is the systemic choice of importance, that is, the formulation of weighting of each piece of information and perspectives. Finally is the systemic choice of strategies, for regulation of the self-healing system of the human body to regain the balance. The cycle of these four aggregates would continue to adapt to changes in the environment and the human body system until the healthy objective is achieved. The current state of the human body is represented by three fundamental spectrums, namely, the Superficial-Internal spectrum, the Cold-Hot spectrum and the Deficiency-Excess spectrum, which are believed to have the same origin as set theory. The body can then be divided into five sub-systems namely, liver-wood, heart-fire, spleen-earth, lung-metal, and kidney-water, each system has its own sub-state represented by the same kind of three spectrums.
It is believed that the same diagnosis-cure principals could be applied to either natural or man-made systems. To develop a systemic expert diagnosis system in the perspective of system engineering would help TCM to practically make use of modern information revolution age engineering technology. It would also provide a platform for understanding the holistic view and application of TCM to the natural complex human body system.
Future work would involve the search for possible system engineering projects to be constructed for the other two important theories of TCM.
The theory of holism in TCM is embedded everywhere but usually referred to in the theory of “correspondence between nature and human”, or “human living with the environment”. The coherence is divided into three parts namely, the sky, the earth, and the human, which could correspond to time, space and observer (and decision maker).
Different time of the year, location and people in the environment would provide favorable and unfavorable conditions for different actions.
The third theory for possible entry point is the differentiation and integration properties of the Taichi Yin-Yang system theory and the five elements system theory. This property shows that no matter how many times we differentiate a system into sub-systems, the Taichi Yin-Yang and five elements properties apply. On the other hand, no matter how many times we integrate sub-systems into a single system, the Taichi Yin-Yang and five elements properties also apply. This would facilitate the design, implementation and maintenance of the whole macroscopic-microscopic spectrum of systems.
With all three theories, one fundamental process applies to them all. That is, the continuous balancing of the spectrums in order to achieve the objectives. This same process exists in Confucianism as the “Doctrine of the Mean”, and also in the teaching of Buddha as “The Middle Path”.
Full Paper to be uploaded…
T S L Wong, E C Yan Huang, 2016, Synthesising Traditional Chinese Medicine and Engineering through Systems Engineering: Traditional Chinese Medicine Engineering Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Vol 1, No 1 (2016) ISSN: 1999-6918
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