Taoism Laws and Theorems

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jazevedo
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Taoism Laws and Theorems

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Hi!

I would like tho know if anyone is with taoist foundations or background to "macrobiotic's" 7 laws and 12 theorems? Is there ancient sources to back this up?

Thanks!

SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF THE ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE

All things are differentiations of One Infinity
Everything Changes; nothing is stationary
All antagonisms are complementary
All phenomena are unique; there is nothing identical
All phenomena have a front and back
The greater the front, the greater the back
All phenomena have a beginning and an end

TWELVE THEOREMS OF THE UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

One infinity manifests itself into the two universal tendencies of Yin and Yang; complementary and antagonistic poles of endless change.
Yin and Yang are arising continuously out of the ceaseless eternal movement of One Infinite Universe.
Yin appears as centrifugalilty, Yang appears as centripetalilty. The activities of Yin and Yang together create energy and all phenomena.
Yin attracts Yang . Yang attracts Yin.
Yin repels Yin. Yang repels Yang.
Yin and Yang combine in an infinite variety of proportion, creating an infinite variety of phenomena. The strength of attraction or repulsion always represents the degree of difference or similarity.
All phenomena are relative and ephemeral, constantly changing their direction towards more Yin or more Yang.
Nothing is solely Yin or absolutely Yang. Everything is created by both tendencies together.
There is no neutrality; either Yin or Yang is always dominating.
Great Yin attracts small Yin. Great Yang attracts small yang.
Yin, at the extreme point, changes into Yang. Yang, at the extreme point, changes into Yin.
Yang always focuses towards the center. Yin always diffuses toward the periphery.

(Note: this version is from the back page of the “Order Of The Universe” magazine, Volume VI, Issue #51, published in 1979)

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Re: Taoism Laws and Theorems

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There are common things such as yin-yang, and changes, maybe more.

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