Happy Birthday to my dear teacher Buddha

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My Gratitude to Buddha… Thank you for teaching me how to look after the physical body. Thank you for teaching me how to manage the emotional mind. Thank you for teaching me the correct mental perception of kindness. Thank you for showing me how to live a life that is full of charitable behavior. Thank you for revealing the wisdom of Impermanence, Dissatisfaction, and Egolessness.

發自 from 黃炎 E C

System wholeness and Unity in Diversity within ISSS 2016 系統的完整性與系統界之求同存異、博大精深、見微知著、對立統一。

中醫藥工程學 Traditional Chinese Medicine Engineering

Chicken or egg first 先有雞還是先有雞蛋?

-國際系統科學協會第60屆週年國際研討會 The 60th Annual World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences www.isss.org/

-健康與系統思維特別融合小組 Health and System thinking Special Integration Group

Workshop : 2016.07.24 University of Colorado, USA.

-系統論基礎工作坊:佛學的東方系統思維 - 以天人合一理解系統完整性 Systems Basics in Understanding System Wholeness “Reuniting Nature and Humanity”: The Oriental Systems Thinking in the teaching of Buddha.

Presentation: System wholeness and Unity in Diversity within ISSS 系統的完整性與系統界之求同存異、博大精深、見微知著、對立統一。

Abstract: A better way to explain the wholeness from an oriental point of view is the major direction of our research, but in the end it seems to coincide with modern Western systems thinking such as Relational-theory and DSRP systems thinking, as well as physics and mathematics. The first step starts from the concentration on the parts as in Reductionistic thinking, to the concentration on wholeness as in Systems thinking. Both schools of thought are important in their corresponding applications. The second step involves the combination of the observer and decision maker into the system, similar to the five aggregates human mind system in the teaching of Buddha, and the Relational-Theory by John Kineman. But finally the structure of the environment also need to be included for the sack of wholeness, similar to Schema theory by Kent Palmer. Now all three are coming together and forming the much better wholeness. However, this is only the structure and properties of the wholeness, and there is also the diagnostic and regulative part from Traditional Chinese Medicine, which could be the application part of systems theory in real life problem solving. Together they are very promising in forming the wholeness of systems theory and systems practice.

The structures and functions of human body in Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the oriental system thinking of Taichi Yin-Yang structures and functions. Researches show that similar structures and functions are found in modern Western systems theories which are composed of systems, observers and decision makers, and the environment. TCM employs different systemic models to diagnose the human body. However, all these models employ the common 3D structure of Superficial-Internal, Cold-Hot, and Deficient-Excess spectrums. This oriental systems thinking seems promising in combining with modern Western systems theory in the application of system diagnosis and re-balancing. It is hoped that the combination of the east-west systems thinking will finally help human understanding in solving the modern complex problems.

Chinese writing, English writing, Middle East writing emerging from different directions will in the end all occupy the whole paper to express the intended ideas, emotion, systems, instructions, and knowledge. Different systemic models arise together with their corresponding observers and decision makers. That is, people located with different geometrical properties, from Southern or Northern part of china. In addition, people with different properties because of the different state of their civilization, either at war or peace, lack of or over-supply of food, too much leisure or too much hard work. That is to say, the systemic model is also related to the environment, combined and emerged into the perspectives part, the water sub-system, of the whole system.

References:

-Traditional Chinese Medicine Engineering by Tomas www.YinYangBalance.Asia

-中醫藥工程學 - 黃炎 – www.陰陽平衡.com

-Schemas Theory Research Initiative by Kent Palmer http://schematheory.net/

-Relational Theory by John Kineman relational-science.org

-DSRP systems thinking by Derek Cabrera stdaily.ghost.io/tag/dsrpfaq/

-Platonic Solids in All Dimensions: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/platonic.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjEiHcFNFIM

 

 

SYNTHESIZING TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND ENGINEERING THROUGH SYSTEM ENGINEERING – Traditional Chinese Medicine Engineering 以系統工程學綜合中醫藥與工程學 – 中醫藥工程學

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

發自 from 黃炎 E C

辨證論治-太極陰陽表裏寒熱虛實 TCM Differential diagnosis-cure process – Taichi, Yin-Yang, Superficial-Internal, Cold-Hot, Deficient Excess

從無到陰陽表裏寒熱虛實
From emptiness to Yin-Yang, Superficial-Internal, Cold-Hot, Deficient Excess
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Power of differentiation 分辨力,
boundaries
邊界,
1. Taichi from Wu Chi
無極生太極

Components組件:
我,非我
relationships關係:相交,和諧

2. Yin-Yang

Interior-Exterior
陰陽裏外


Ideal system state
完美狀態,
3. Balanced
陰陽平衡
Definition 定義
Desire 欲得 


4. Deficient of essence (Good)
正虛

5. Excess of toxin (Evil)

邪實


6.Deficient + Excess
虛實夾雜

perspective 觀點,
dimension
方向,
7. Taichi within Taichi
太極中再太極


system need Cool down strategy

熱者寒之

Cold system need Heat up strategy

寒者熱之

THE QUEST FOR A GENERAL SYSTEM THEORY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PERSPECTIVE – does it ever exist or has it been there all the time? 尋找適用於任何一個觀點的廣義系統論 – 是尋新還是尋舊?

[中文版]

Sciences have been developed throughout human history in order to search for a set of basic components and their relationships to one another within a certain field. System thinkers try to find a basic set of components and relationships that can be applied to all fields of science. System thinking enables the view of a big picture in a holistic perspective, so that all components, relationships, and transformations can be clearly understood by the observer.

In any system, an observer is required in order for analysis occur. In physics, speed and time do not mean anything without the frame of reference of an observer. The frame of reference of the observer determines the perspective of the analysis of the system. An observer can try to analyze a system objectively, however, being objective only means that the analysis is agreeable by a certain population of observers. There will always be a larger population of observers and hence the analysis is always relatively subjective. Objective analysis with either “no perspective” or “all perspective” is impossible, any analysis will instead take on one of an infinite number of possible perspectives.

In this paper, the properties of a general theory which can be applied in any particular perspective are analyzed. Some of the existing fundamental theories in different fields are investigated; including set theory in mathematics, relativity in physics, differential diagnosis-cure process in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taichi Yin-Yang theory in Taoism, and Five Systems theory in the teaching of Buddha.

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Published in Australia and New Zealand Society’s  ANZSYS Conference 2008

尋找適用於任何一個觀點的廣義系統論 – 是尋新還是尋舊? THE QUEST FOR A GENERAL SYSTEM THEORY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PERSPECTIVE – does it ever exist or has it been there all the time?

[English]

在整個人類歷史中,科學的發展一直都是為了在某一個領域內尋找一套基本組件和它們彼此之間的關係。而系統思想家則一直試圖尋找一組可以應用到各個科學的領域的基本組件和關係。系統思維能夠讓我們從整體的角度來看一個大藍圖,這樣觀察者就可以清楚地了解所有的組件,關係和它們之間的轉換。

我們都需要一個觀察者才可以開始分析任何系統。沒有觀察者,物理學上的速度和時間是沒有意義的。觀察者的思想體系決定了系統的分析角度。觀察者可以嘗試客觀地去分析一個系統,但是所謂客觀,只是意味著該分析是有一定數目的觀察者同意而已。之後總是可以有較多數目的觀察者,因此之前的分析始終是相對主觀的。毫無角度或全角度的客觀分析是不可能的,任何分析都只可以從無限可能多觀點中採取一個。

本文對一個可以應用在任何特定角度的廣義系統論之特性進行了分析,並與一些在不同領域中的現成基本理論進行了比較,包括數學中的集合論,物理學中的相對論,中國傳統醫學中的辨證論治,道教中的太極陰陽學說和佛陀的教學五蘊理論。

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Published in Australia and New Zealand System Society’s 澳大利亞與新西蘭系統學會   ANZSYS Conference 2008 年研討會發表

Disney La-Haut: What is Happiness? Taichi Yin-Yang, Buddha 迪斯尼:快樂是什麼?太極,陰陽,佛陀

 

Disney La-Haut:Happiness is not about being immortal nor having food or rights in one’s hand. Its about having each tiny wish come true, or having something to eat when you are hungry or having someone’s love when you need love.”快樂不是長生不老也不是你的手裡握有食物或權利。它是每一個微小的願望能夠實現,或者當你餓了的時候有吃的食物,或者你需要愛的時候有人來愛。

 I cannot agree with this quote. Here is my understanding of the teaching of buddha: immortal is a desire that cannot be satisfied. The things we own cannot bring us anymore satisfaction and hence no more happiness. According to the Chinese wisdom, everything in our world is composed of the Taichi Yin-Yang structure. Here we have Taichi: happiness in our world; Yin: Supply, Mine; Yang: Demand, Desire. When we have a Yin (Supply) and a Yang (Desire) and they are balanced, that will bring us satisfaction and hence happiness. However, we can’t always get what we want. In Economics we have The resources to satisfy the multifarious human wants are limited or scarce. When Yin and Yang is not balanced, then we cannot get happiness. When Yin is less than Yang, we are in a HOT state, Buddha call this the dis-satisfaction of not getting what we want. When Yin is more than Yang, these people might be having lots of good karma, but suffering still arise when their luck are all used up. The Evil Yin is called the dis-satisfaction of associating with what we hate. The Evil Yang is called the dis-satisfaction of associating with birth, aging, sickness and death.

 

So what is real happiness? The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path.

 

在下未能認同此句話。在下對佛陀的教導有以下的理解: 永生是永不能滿足的願望,稱苦苦。已經擁有的東西不能再給我們滿足感才不快樂。中國智慧認為我們世界萬事萬物都是由太極陰陽組成,太極:世間的開心快樂;陰:供,得到;陽:求,慾望。陰陽平衡才有滿足感,開心快樂。但人生不如意事十常八九,陰陽不平衡就不快樂。陰少陽多為熱底,佛陀稱求不得苦;陰多陽少為寒底,可能福報太多,但享樂用盡後五衰相現,再墮苦海;陰邪稱怨憎會苦;陽邪稱苦苦。

那怎樣才能真正開心快樂呢?四聖諦,八正道也。

 

 黃炎 YanHuang