Yin and Yang
In the beginning there was nothing. The Chinese called it "Wuji"
(Void). No space, no time. However a great bang happened and the
universe was born. Taiji was born and it consists of two polarities
called yin and yang.
The concept of Yin and Yang is the foundation of
Chinese Philosophy. Many things Chinese such as Feng Shui,
Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Kung Fu, etc use the
principles of Yin and Yang.
Yin and Yang are viewed as opposite and opposing
factor in the universe. They are relative to each other and should
not be taken as absolute. They depend on each other and cannot be
separated from each other. They contain each other i.e. in yin there
is always yang and in yang there is always yin.
When we compare a male and a female, the male is yang
and the female is yin but when you compare a living woman to a dead
man, the living woman is yang and the dead man is yin.
Yin and Yang can further be illustrated as below:-