Yang and Yin are two phenomena in the sky, i.e. brightness and darkness, day and night; while they refer to things on the earth, Yang (the masculine in terms of its gender) expresses itself in the form of solidity, largeness, stiffness (or rigidity) and strength, ........, as well as the male and the gentleman, and presents itself in terms of hexagram as the solid line -------; Yin (the feminine) expresses itself in the form of emptiness, smallness, softness (or tenderness) and weakness, …….., as well as the female and the villain, and presents itself in terms of hexagram as the broken lines --- --- ; Yang and Yin are two ends of one subject. In addition, Yang tends to move while Yin tends to remain still.
Yi commenced with 太極 (tai4 ji2) which gave birth to兩儀 (liang3 yi2): Yang (the masculine) and Yin (the feminine) like day and night, and then they evolved in the form of 四象 (si4 xiang4: the young and the old Yang, as well as the young and the old Yin) like spring, summer, autumn and winter which vary with the mutual increase and increase between masculinity and femininity. Afterwards八卦 (ba gua4: eight trigrams) are formed and represent the images of the sky and the earth, the thunder and the wind, water and fire, as well as the mountain and the marsh, i.e. the eight elementary substances on the earth, respectively.
The trigram Qian (乾) represents the sky, and possesses the characters of creativeness and perseverance, while Kun (坤) is the earth / submissiveness and receptiveness; Zhen (震), the thunder / to move; Xun (巽), the wind / entrance and prostration; Kan (坎), water / the abyssal peril; Li (離), fire / clinging; Gen (艮), the mountain / keeping still; Dui (兌), the marsh / joy.
Hereafter the eight trigrams inter-mating one upon anther by two each form 64 hexagrams as well as the phenomena constituted by their images and emerging from their mutual influences and interactions, which are hung up-side-down from Heaven as the oracle. Each hexagram has its particular subject and its 6 lines present six different space-time manifestations in that era or world, and perform according their positions and statuses, as well as virtue and abilities. Thus, life on the earth filled with variety is displayed through them, and these 64 hexagrams as well as their 386 lines cover all the possible incidents of the world.
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(2) What are Yang and Yin, as well as the line, the trigram and the hexagram?
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