10/10/2004

Yin and Yang Cats

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Yin and Yang

陰陽




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yin and yang
sleeping in one bed
my two cats






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Robin D. Gill was kind enough to share some of his yinyang cats with me.







Check out his online book

The Cat Who Thought Too Much -
An Essay Into Felinity


source : google books



. Abe no Seimei 阿倍晴明 .
a most famous On-Myoo-Ji


quote
In Chinese philosophy,
the concept of yin-yang (simplified Chinese: 阴阳; traditional Chinese: 陰陽; pinyin: yīnyáng), which is often called "yin and yang", is used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many natural dualities (such as male and female, light and dark, high and low, hot and cold, water and fire, life and death, and so on) are thought of as physical manifestations of the yin-yang concept. The concept lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine, and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise, such as baguazhang, taijiquan (t'ai chi), and qigong (Chi Kung) and of I Ching.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !




Reference : "yin and yang"


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My two 'ways' are drawing and kung fu and I have always kept notes over many years of Wing Chun kung fu training.
I always draw the concepts my teachers pass on as well as my own ideas. I went to draw a Tao symbol in ink with a Japanese Aquash brush ( Pentel) and suddenly I saw that I was drawing Daruma San as well.
As founder of Shaolin Kung Fu it just seemed perfect and was certainly drawn in a 'no minded' state.

source : David Lovegrove‎ - Joys of Japan

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source : facebook

nyin-nyan


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. The Four Heavenly Directions  
Feng Shui 風水 Chinese Geomancy


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6 comments:

b'oki said...

hello gabi san -
enjoyed your equinox/solstice kitty chart :)
b'oki

Anonymous said...

I love the comparison of the seasons with your cats, Gabi! And now I can see both images fine...delightful!
:-)
Laryalee

Anonymous said...

Thank you Gabi san for sharing this tender moment! It's a real treat to see photos like that accompanied by charming haiku!

Origa

Anonymous said...

evening
even the cats
nap


gillena

Anonymous said...

Cats on heat-
only some steps away
the fall hesitates


Vasile Moldovan, RO

Gabi Greve - WKD said...

I Ching, I-Ging 易經 / 易经 The Book of Changes
"Buch der Wandlungen“ - „Klassiker der Wandlungen“