After a hard working year of sheep, finally it’s time to take a break. Wish you all have a peaceful and harmonious Chinese New year eve.
Happy dining table 開心晚餐
發自 from 黃炎 E C
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What hurts me most arises not from site clearance by the police, nor frenzy aggression of protesters, nor casualties, nor statements by Government and the occupy-central-trio in response …..
What hurts me most …. is when friends take opposing sides, leading to heated arguments, cross-sword challenges, ending in complete breakup of friendship ….
I believe we have all witnessed such hurtful experience around us.
True democracy is not restricted to one voice, one party. In the midst of one hundred different voices expressed by one hundred persons, harmony can still be struck.
I long to see “mutual respect” ….
Rather than “inflicting injuries cultural-revolution-style, with verbal abuse of malicious swearing” …..
Rather than “I am not giving way, I don’t care if we are no longer friends” …..
Rather than “withdrawing from the communal group, or dissolving the communal group”.
Among friends and relatives,
There always will be different voices, dissimilar view points ….
Let us learn how to hold onto our own convictions ….
While co-existing with our opponents under one roof.
Please say to your opponent, “It’s OK, I respect you!”
Please say to your opponent, “It’s OK, we are still friends!”
And finally, please wear a smile and shake hands with your opponent.
People of Hong Kong, we are a family ….
Whether we will again split, and tear each other apart ….
Depends on our embracing or otherwise the value of “respect and co-existence”.
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— 在銅鑼灣 Causeway Bay
無極Wu Chi –The state beyond differentiation, beyond set theory. It is a reluctant representation by Loazi because it is beyond our words. Maybe it is the same state as Nibbana in the teaching of Buddha, which is also reluctantly named but not describable by any word or thought. He said it is beyond our matter and minds, beyond our reactions, sensations, perceptions and imaginations, but within the awareness of the observer. And is achievable through a set of describable procedures of practice. Therefore, it would be beyond our known universe of space and time.
太極 Taichi – The perception, perspective, theme, thought, incident or system.
太極動而分陰陽 Once Taichi is in action, Yin and yang appears at the same time. – The fundamental holistic point of view of anything in our observable universe. This ability of separate Yin and Yang from the Wu Chi is the Power of organization.
陰陽平衡 Balanced State – A balanced Taichi Yin-Yang system will be stable , efficient and long lasting.
陰陽太過不及 Unbalanced State – Systems can be either too much or too little. These systems are deem to get sick, unstable , inefficient. Finally the system will fall apart and the corresponding Taichi, Yin and Yang will return to Wu Chi once again.
These symbols describe the changes in the Taichi Yin-Yang system for thousands of years. However these symbols are strangers to people like us, who are brought up with western education including theories of logic, mathematics, graphics and states. Therefore we introduce the Good & Evil Yin Yang Chart, geometry, set theory, Venn diagram, graphics and tables to analyze the Taichi Yin-Yang system.
It is a believed that everything need to be balanced. But Traditional Chinese Medicine clearly state how, and have a set of step by step procedures to describe the structures, functions, the balanced state, the possible unbalanced states, their behaviours, the influences that affects the systems and the different classes of proper strategies that can be employed to bring the system back to a healthy balanced state.