Talk:Yin and yang

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Penis | Vagina[edit]

According to the "meaning" section, yin means both Penis and Vagina, while yang means male genitals. Is this a mistake? Why does yin mean penis? How is penis opposed to or in a dichotomous relationship with male genitalia? --188.104.131.205 (talk) 21:54, 11 January 2015 (UTC) "Every explanation has to stop somewhere," Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein. There is no explanation for why a single sound carries multiple, possibly contradictory meanings — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.175.189.66 (talk) 04:27, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Ubac | Adret[edit]

While it may be that the English words "ubac" and "adret" are "synonyms" respectively for "yin" and "yang" in their geographical signification, it's hard to imagine a worse set of well-meant translations for these ancient concepts of Chinese philosophy. The paragraph devoted to these obscure English words should be removed. It is a piece of trivia superfluous to an understanding of Yin and Yang. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.175.189.66 (talk) 04:37, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Qinway Qigong link[edit]

I've removed a link that seems to be plain old advertising: I saw a bit of content on the linked site that seemed generally informational (though I can't speak to its real relevance to this page or to the subject of qigong), but it all seemed to be leading you toward signing up for some workshops and/or buying some products. (Any site whose front page has "before" and "after" pictures . . .)

From what I've seen of Wikipedia and read on the help pages, I get the pretty clear impression that this is not the sort of thing that should be here. Apologies if I'm dead wrong.Iralith 22:15, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)

The divided circle symbol[edit]

I was hoping to find some info analogous to Swastika#Geometry to see if some version of the symbol is "more correct"; in particular, whether there are any guidelines for the curve dividing the two colors to be an S shape (as in the flag of South Korea) or a backwards S (as in the old logo of Northern Pacific Railroad), and whether the partition should be left-right (an upright S) or top-bottom (a sideways S). Based on Google Image, all variants occur in practice. While we're at it, are there any guidelines for whether to include the opposite-color dots, and if so, how big should they be? Joule36e5 (talk) 20:41, 3 October 2014 (UTC)