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"Tao becomes one, one becomes two, two becomes three and three becomes ten thousand. Behind existence of every item is a shadow, in front of it is light and as stabilizer is immaterial breathing."-- Lao Tzu: Tao Te Chiang
In Chinese cosmology, which Japanese is based on too, the source of everything is tao, the universal law. From tao comes one which is existence. From it form two powers, ying and yang, which are both opposite of each other and filling each other. The interaction of ying and yang creates ki, so that these two becomes three. Ki is the "immaterial breathing", which Lao Tzu wrote about. It is in many shapes, from light to granite. Even immobile matter is built from very dense ki, just like every matter is formed of particles of energy. So, how three becomes "ten thousand"? Read More