The Unifying Principle

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The tenets of the 'Unifying Principle' . . . the philosophical basis of George Ohsawa and also the macrobiotics he espoused.

Note - 12 * 7 equals 84. A number of significance, this profoundly reflects the 84 verses of
the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tse, where verse 42 simply states the origin of the 'Unifying Principle'.

      The Tao begot one. One begot two. Two begot three.
      And three begot the ten thousand things.

      The ten thousand things carry yin and embrace yang.
      They achieve harmony by combining these forces.

      Men hate to be 'orphaned', 'widowed', or 'worthless',
      But this is how kings and lords describe themselves.

      For one gains by losing and loses by gaining.
      What others teach, I also teach; that is:

      "A violent man will die a violent death!"
      This will be the essence of my teaching.


    SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF THE ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE
    George Ohsawa

    1. All things are differentiations of One Infinity

    2. Everything Changes; nothing is stationary

    3. All antagonisms are complementary

    4. All phenomena are unique; there is nothing identical

    5. All phenomena have a front and back

    6. The greater the front, the greater the back

    7. All phenomena have a beginning and an end


      TWELVE THEOREMS OF THE UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

    1. One infinity manifests itself into the two universal tendencies of Yin and Yang;
      complementary and antagonistic poles of endless change.

    2. Yin and Yang are arising continuously out of the ceaseless eternal movement of One Infinite Universe.

    3. Yin appears as centrifugalilty, Yang appears as centripetalilty.
      The activities of Yin and Yang together create energy and all phenomena.

    4. Yin attracts Yang; Yang attracts Yin.

    5. Yin repels Yin; Yang repels Yang.

    6. 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.

    7. All phenomena are relative and ephemeral, constantly changing their direction
      towards more Yin or more Yang.

    8. Nothing is solely Yin or absolutely Yang. Everything is created by both tendencies together.

    9. There is no neutrality; either Yin or Yang is always dominating.

    10. Great Yin attracts small Yin. Great Yang attracts small yang.

    11. Yin, at the extreme point, changes into Yang. Yang, at the extreme point, changes into Yin.

    12. Yang always focuses towards the center. Yin always diffuses toward the periphery.

      Phiya Kushi's Blog: Musings on life and macrobiotics March 9, 2012

      Note: the version above is from the back page of the 'Order Of The Universe' magazine,
      Volume VI, Issue #51, published in 1979.

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The curves in the Tao and the Pythagorean Comma (PC) are identical with one significant difference,
in the curve from the Pythagorean Comma, Phi comes at the Phi-Point between steps 12 & 13


The Derivation of Phi is already apparent in the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tse

Vide 'Fluminism' from Ginny Batson