One, Two, Three, Four
What’s the Internet’s solution to the Yin Yang Opposition?
The “Like” button.
The “Like” button safeguards that a “User” receives “similar content,” not alternative content.
When searching for something in cyberspace, most folks don’t have a clue that they’re in an echo chamber.
They’re confined to either Yin or Yang, not Yin and Yang.
Yin without Yang or Yang without Yin is the Doorway to Death — the left kidney and the spleen.
The “marriage” of Yin and Yang is the Doorway to Yes No Maybe — the right kidney and the liver.
Yang without Yin or Yin without Yang is ONE.
Yin and Yang in balance are TWO.
Yes No Maybe are THREE.
Noah’s ark had three stories.
“Louvered windows were on the top story for air,” according to Swami Nitty-Gritty.
On the other two hands, three stories equal One Boat Afloat.
Daniel Reid (The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing: Guarding the Three Treasures, 1994) wrote …
“Contrary to common misconceptions, yin and yang are not two different types of energy, but rather two complementary poles of the same basic energy, like the positive and negative poles of an electric current or a magnetic field. Yin and yang are reciprocal states of cyclic change, polar phases in the rhythmic transformations of energy.”
The story of the Eleven Generals illustrates how important the Number Three is in China.
Eleven generals voted on two plans of attack.
The vote was eight to three.
In the West, the eight generals would have had their way.
In the East, it was the Number Three that won the vote … and the battle, according to the story.
Despite having three belly buttons and practicing Yes No Maybe, Swami Nitty-Gritty knew about Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way and Guru Nanak’s Fifth Way.
Robert A. Johnson (Transformation: Understanding the Three Levels of Masculine Consciousness, 1991) wrote …
“Jung was fascinated by the evolution of consciousness represented by the number three moving to the number four. He spent his later years on this subject and his last several books are occupied with this phenomenon. He saw that the number three represented a consciousness that was time-dominated, devoted to acting, doing, processing, accomplishing. We live in an age that holds a trinitarian view of theology. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is basic to the Christianity of our time, and the Holy Trinity is an exact model of our modern consciousness. The number four, though, denotes being, eternity, peace, and contemplation. Dr. Jung never tired of pointing out that we live in an age where the collective unconscious is devoted to the evolution of three to four. Virtually every modern person is drawn into this evolution and dreams of these symbols. Often the dreams directly involve three turning into four, though it is extremely rare that people have any conscious awareness of what this process involves or means.”
Marshall McLuhan’s books are chiefly about the Fourth Way, and “culture jamming” is a rebellious type of Fourth Way work.
Carl Jung, a lifelong student of Cosmic Mathematics, saw beyond the Fourth Way.
How do you master the Fourth Way?
For starters, pandiculate.