The Yin and Yang Philosophy regarding the Afterlife

Yin and yang

The yin and yang philosophy dates back thousands of years originating from china. The yin and yang symbol and philosophy state, that everything in the universe has two opposing forces. According to yin yang philosophy, the universe and everything in it are both constant and cyclical. In this infinite cycle, one force dominates and is then replaced by the opposing force.

In regards to the Afterlife, this makes total and utter sense. There two opposing forces throughout the universe and based on these universal laws, the afterlife has to exist. If you look closely at the universe, everything works in a particular way and there is always two sides to everything.

According to Taoist principles, the forces of everything in the universe are in constant motion. As the movement continues, each of the forces of energy gradually changes into the other, yin to yang and yang to yin. This is the cycle of all energy.

The meaning of the yin yang symbol encompasses how, when combined as one, these two opposite energies create harmony and balance within the universe. Theses energies exist in all living matter and are the basis of life since nothing can exist by itself. The yin yang symbol is an excellent interpretation of life and how each action, characteristic, and aspect has an opposite that is its equal. One cannot exist without the other. This requires a positive and a negative to complete the whole.

Examples illustrating the yin yang philosophy include:

  • Life and death
  • Heaven and earth
  • Male and female
  • Soul/spirit and physical body
  • Sun and moon
  • Black and white
  • Night and day
  • Dark and light
  • Health and sickness
  • Poverty and wealth
  • Cycle of the seasons from spring to winter
  • Cold and hot
  • Positive and negative

The yin and yang forces illustrate that heaven exists along with earth. This is probably, as far as I'm concerned, the best philosophy and evidence that heaven exists.