Monday, June 1, 2009


In our philosophical sphere, existence of elements do not remain in isolation, but are interrelated and governed by the generating aspect and overcoming aspect.

In the Chinese numerical symbolism, Number 5 is the centre number between 1 to 9; therefore it is at the centre which is symbolic of the perfect balance . It is this number that signify the harmony and dynamicism.

So, it gives rise to the 5 elements ; 5 directions ; 5 emotions et al.

The five elements are : Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water

The five basic Colours are : Red, Green, Yellow, Black and White

The five directions are : East, West, Centre, North and South

The five emotions are : Anger, Happiness, Love, Grief / Sadness and Fear/Scare

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