Quotes About Yin And Yang

Quotes tagged as "yin-and-yang" (showing 1-30 of 34)
Anthon St. Maarten
“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

C. JoyBell C.
“The dance between darkness and light will always remain— the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn't exist.”
Martin R. Lemieux

Dan Brown
“The Pentacle - The ancients envisioned their world in two halves - masculine and feminine. Their gods and goddesses worked to keep a balance of power. Yin and Yang. When male and female were balanced, there was harmony in the world. When they were unbalanced there was chaos.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

Cesar Millan
“I'll believe it if I see it" for dogs translates to "I'll believe it if I smell it." So don't bother yelling at them; it's the energy and scent they pay attention to, not your words.”
Cesar Millan

“All in the eye of the beholder - Some of the most destructive forces in the world (Fire & Water), can also have the power of beauty.”
Martin R. Lemieux

Ursula K. Le Guin
“On the blank leaf glued to the inner back cover I drew the double curve within the circle, and blacked the yin half of the symbol, then pushed it back to my companion. 'Do you know that sign?'

He looked at it a long time with a strange look, but he said, 'No.'

'It's found on Earth, and on Hain-Davenant, and on Chiffewar. It is yin and yang. Light is the left hand of darkness... how did it go? Light, dark. Fear, courage. Cold, warmth. Female, male. It is yourself, Therem. Both and one. A shadow on snow.' ”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Toba Beta
“There's eternal opposition between yin and yang.
No third party at all, but treason occurs sometimes.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.”
Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

“When we practice sacred sexuality we are working with cosmologically rooted principles, balancing the heavenly yang (male energy) of the universe with the all-knowing, life-giving yin (feminine energy) of the earth within ourselves.”
John Maxwell Taylor, Eros Ascending: The Life-Transforming Power of Sacred Sexuality

C.G. Jung
“But what if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent of all offenders, yea the very fiend himself - that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of my own kindness, that I myself am the enemy who must be loved - what then? Then, as a rule, the whole truth of Christianity is reversed: there is no more talk of love and long-suffering; we say to the brother within us, "Raca," and condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide him from the world; we deny ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves, and had it been God himself who drew near to us in this despicable form, we should have denied him a thousand times before a single cock had crowed.”
C.G. Jung

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“A Martial Artist may become A professional fighter but not every Fighter is capable of becoming A martial artist. Martial Arts are about restoration of physical and spiritual balance and fluidity; they are about observing restraints and 'setting example'. Every practice session is A reminder of the play of opposites (yin and yang), . . . .”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Dirty Fighting : Lethal Okinawan Karate

Mikhail Bulgakov
“You spoke your words as though you denied the very existence of the shadows or of evil. Think, now: where would your good be if there were no evil and what would the world look like without shadow?”
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Liu Yiming
“Murky Water, Dusty Mirror

Murky water is turbid; let it settle and it clears. A dusty mirror is dim; clean it and it is bright.

What I realize as I observe this is the Tao of clarifying the mind and perceiving its essence.

The reason why people's minds are not clear and their natures are not stable is that they are full of craving and emotion. Add to this eons of mental habit, acquired influences deluding the mind, their outgrowths clogging up the opening of awareness - this is like water being murky, like a mirror being dusty. The original true mind and true essence are totally lost. The feelings and senses are unruly, subject to all kinds of influences, taking in all sorts of things, defiling the mind.

If one can suddenly realize this and change directions, wash away pollution and contamination, gradually remove a lifetime of biased mental habits, wandering thoughts and perverse actions, increasing in strength with persistence, refining away the dross until there is nothing more to be refined away, when the slag is gone the gold is pure. The original mind and fundamental essence will spontaneously appear in full, the light of wisdom will suddenly arise, and one will clearly see the universe as though it were in the palm of the hand, with no obstruction.

This is like murky water returning to clarity when settled, like a dusty mirror being restored to brightness when polished. That which is fundamental is as ever: without any lack.”
Liu Yiming, Awakening to the Tao

Marie Lu
“Said the man to the sun, "How I wish you could shine your light on every day of my life!"
Said the sun to the man, "But only with the rain and the night could you recognize my light."
---Domaccan poem, translated by Chevalle”
Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

“Freedom without discipline is foolish, discipline without freedom is insanity.”
Ilona Mialik

“A beam or pillar can be used to batter down a city wall, but it is no good for stopping up a little hole - this refers to a difference in function. Thoroughbreds like Qiji and Hualiu could gallop a thousand li in one day, but when it came to catching rats they were no match for the wildcat or the weasel - this refers to a difference in skill. The horned owl catches fleas at night and can spot the tip of a hair, but when daylight comes, no matter how wide it opens its eyes, it cannot see a mound or a hill - this refers to a difference in nature. Now do you say, that you are going to make Right your master and do away with Wrong, or make Order your master and do away with Disorder? If you do, then you have not understood the principle of heaven and earth or the nature of the ten thousand things. This is like saying that you are going to make Heaven your master and do away with Earth, or make Yin your master and do away with Yang. Obviously it is impossible.”
Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

Hermann Hesse
“All being, it seemed, was built on opposites, on division. Man or woman, vagabond or citizen, lover or thinker — no breath could both be in and out, none could be man and wife, free and yet orderly, knowing the urge of life and the joy of intellect. Always the one paid for the other, though each was equally precious and essential.”
Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

“To be happy is to be a little bit sad for it is the negative that balances the positive. What is the use of being happy if there is no sadness?”
I a Night Owl

Vishwas Chavan
“We are a product of love, so why stop loving ourselves and others.”
Vishwas Chavan

“And she had fire in her breath... he couldn’t' resist as she stole his interest, she won his heart... but it wasn't just a game. The wolf surrendered to the heat, he had an ice flame. She was his yin and yang, his black dragon; he met her on the path of his wolf pack’s reign”
Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K

“It comes out from no source, it goes back in through no aperture. It has reality yet no place where it resides; it has duration yet no beginning or end. Something emerges, though through no aperture - this refers to the fact that it has reality. It has reality yet there is no place where it resides - this refers to the dimension of space. It has duration but no beginning or end - this refers to the dimension of time. There is life, there is death, there is a coming out, there is a going back in - yet in the coming out and going back its form is never seen. This is called the Heavenly Gate. The Heavenly Gate is nonbeing. The ten thousand things come forth from nonbeing. Being cannot create being out of being; inevitably it must come forth from nonbeing. Nonbeing is absolute nonbeing, and it is here that the sage hides himself.”
Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

Haruki Murakami
“In this world, there is no absolute good, no absolute evil," the man said. "Good and evil are not fixed, stable entities but are continually trading places. A good may be transformed into an evil in the next second. And vice versa. Such was the way of the world that Dostoevksy depicted in The Brothers Karamazov. The most important thing is to maintain the balance between the constantly moving good and evil. If you lean too much in either direction, it becomes difficult to maintain actual morals. Indeed, balance itself is the good.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

René Guénon
“À l’époque primordiale, l’homme était, en lui-même, parfaitement équilibré quant au complémentarisme du yin et du yang ; d’autre part, il était yin ou passif par rapport au Principe seul, et yang ou actif par rapport au Cosmos ou à l’ensemble des choses manifestées ; il se tournait donc naturellement vers le Nord, qui est yin, comme vers son propre complémentaire. Au contraire, l’homme des époques ultérieures, par suite de la dégénérescence spirituelle qui correspond à la marche descendante du cycle, est devenu yin par rapport au Cosmos ; il doit donc se tourner vers le Sud, qui est yang, pour en recevoir les influences du principe complémentaire de celui qui est devenu prédominant en lui, et pour rétablir, dans la mesure du possible, l’équilibre entre le yin et le yang. La première de ces deux orientations peut être dite « polaire », tandis que la seconde est proprement « solaire » : dans le premier cas, l’homme, regardant l’Étoile polaire ou le « faîte du Ciel », a l’Est à sa droite et l’Ouest à sa gauche ; dans le second cas, regardant le Soleil au méridien, il a au contraire l’Est à sa gauche et l’Ouest à sa droite ; et ceci donne l’explication d’une particularité qui, dans la tradition extrême-orientale, peut paraître assez étrange à ceux qui n’en connaissent pas la raison”
René Guénon, La Grande Triade

Brownell Landrum
“Remember the balance; the give-and-take of energy. The symbol of yin and yang is more than the integration of male and female. It’s also the balance of light and dark, soft and hard, active and passive, in and out, giver and receiver. You can’t have one without the other.”
Brownell Landrum, A Chorus of Voices: DUET stories Volume III - Adult Version

bell hooks
“Much popular self-help literature normalizes sexism. Rather than linking habits of being, usually considered innate, to learned behavior that helps maintain and support male domination, they act as those these difference are not value laden or political but are rather inherent and mystical. In these books male inability and/or refusal to honestly express feelings is often talked about as a positive masculine virtue women should learn to accept rather than a learned habit of behavior that creates emotional isolation and alienation.... Self-help books that are anti-gender equality often present women's overinvestment in nurturance as a 'natural,' inherent quality rather than a learned approach to caregiving. Much fancy footwork takes place to make it seem that New Age mystical evocations of yin and yang, masculine and feminine androgyny, and so on, are not just the same old sexist stereotypes wrapped in more alluring and seductive packaging.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Eowyn Ivey
“Everywhere, even in the blackest abyss, he believed one might witness the divine. The shadows and contrast―absence itself―as important as the light and marble, for one cannot exist without the other.”
Eowyn Ivey, To The Bright Edge of the World

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