Welcome to the download page of "Tai Chi Game v1.1"
Tai Chi Game is a game designed around the ancient Chinese philosophy "Tai Chi", "Ying-Yang", and "Five Categories". It's game rule is simple yet interesting, and thus make it a good game for relaxing. You may click the spinning Tai Chi now to download "Tai Chi Game" and have fun. If you want to scratch a little deeper on the topic of "Tai Chi", "Ying-Yang", and "Five Categories", the following paragraphs may give you a quick start.
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Tai Chi Game"
In ancient China, some philosophers believed that everything that existed in the universe could be classified into FIVE CATEGORIES. These philosophers used the FIVE CATEGORIES combined with Tai Chi to build a theory of the universe. It's hard to translate the FIVE CATEGORIES into English without losing their real meanings, however, we try to give an explanation here:
|First category :||metal, or things made of metal|
|Second category:||water, or anything in a liquid phase|
|Third category:||plants, things made of wood or related to plants.|
|Fourth category:||fire, or things with heat|
|Fifth category :||ground, land, soil, dust, ash etc.|
There are interesting
relations between these categories. For each category, there exist four different
interactions between it and the other four categories. These four interactions are "GENERATE",
" BE GENERATED BY ", " DESTROY,
and "BE DESTROYED BY". As illustrated in the picture.
The top icon represents the first category. In counterclockwise order, the other
icons represent the second, third, fourth, and fifth category respectively. Each category
"GENERATES" its counterclockwise neighbor , and "IS GENERATED BY" its
clockwise neighbor. In a similar way, each category can "DESTROY" its second
neighbor in the counterclockwise order, and "IS DESTROYED BY" its second
neighbor in the clockwise order. The wisdom of those ancient philosophers is easily
appreciated by using some common sense. For example, if we burn wood, there comes fire.
We can use water to extinguish the fire and see the ashes. This explains why the
third category(plants) generates the fourth one(fire), and why the second category(water)
can destroy the fourth category and make the fourth category generate the fifth
category(ash). Furthermore, these ancient Chinese philosophers believed that these FIVE
CATEGORIES have to be kept balance. If they lose balance, there comes the disaster.
Many people recognize the symbol of Tai Chi, , but most people may wonder what it represents? To answer this question, let's first come back to the word " Tai Chi". The English word "Tai Chi" actually only resembles the sound of two Chinese characters. If we translate its meaning in English, it may be expressed as " The Ultimate Limit". The ancient Chinese philosophers believed that the universe is created from emptiness. In the creation of the universe, the first stage is the appearance of Tai Chi which represents a chaotic state composed of the POSITIVE elements and the NEGATIVE elements. Everything in the universe originated from Tai Chi as a combination of the POSITIVE elements and the NEGATIVE elements in a certain form.