Bipolar Consequence and Taoism
Primary feature of Chinese philosophy and religion is the principle of the duality of opposites called the Yin and Yang, that represents the activity of the constant and continuous change inherent in physical reality of all known existence. However this duality is not considered as Antagonistic but rather as Complimentary Opposition. This positive and negative polarity is in the continuous process of oscillation that produces all change necessary to existence. These oppositions are given attributes by which they are recognized in reality, a few of which are mentioned here. Yin represents earth, the receptive, rest, female, passive, dark, cold or mother. Yang represents heaven, creative, movement, male, active, light, hot or father. The Yin/Yang principle is an essential component of the I Ching or Book of Changes.