When first coined symbol, depicting the harmony of black and white colors in the form divided into two parts of the circle, today it is difficult to say.We only know that its beginning was laid in ancient Chinese culture.In contrast to the swastika, the concept of yin-yang has not acquired diametrically opposite values, but only undergone education around him depth views and concepts.

Unity and the opposite of yin and yang



modern world and fell in love with the exotic mystery of the Chinese characters.Today it can be seen as an image anywhere: on T-shirts, backpacks, souvenirs, etc.Especially exploited this symbolism western rappers.As a result of frequent use of the mark yin and yang were some prosaic sense of the once mysterious character.


to as close as possible to the original source, you need to turn to the works of thinkers of ancient China, where the yin and yang are the basis of the whole philosophical concept.
Curiously, many exercises according to the energies peculiar Suppletion and transformation: the degeneration of one to the other.

known philosophical treatise on the unity and struggle of opposites found their echo in the famous Book of Changes.According to its creators, the world is based on two diametrically opposite concepts, are in constant confrontation.To succinctly express the essence of the idea was put a sign resembling a dynamic interaction of two different principles, but do not mix with each other.

Light and darkness



This image appeared when viewed as the dawn embracing eternal mountains, illuminating one side and leaving the other in the shade.Constant movement and the variability of the process confirms the unity of the various phenomena - light and darkness.This deeper meaning and was hidden in a mysterious symbol of yin-yang.This theory is supported by the constant changing of the seasons, the formation of new states and their destruction, fickle weather ...
yin-yang symbolism of today is treated as a unity of opposites and the universal connectedness of all things.

unity of two principles did not provide the same to them.For example, Confucians praised yang energy, indicated by a white light.They gave this part of the active function, all the fundamental goodness and peace.The Taoists, on the contrary - worshiped a peaceful and quiet yin energy.