Observing and Contemplating on
the Game in One Whole View
Go is essentially a form of harmony. Go in the 21st century will have to be "go of the 'harmony of the six points - the four quarters, the above and the below.'"
As in life we will need to view the whole rather than the part. Japanese go has focused too heavily on the local (joseki) rather than the whole for 300 years. The reason the Chinese and Koreans are overtaking the Japanese is that they are closer to achieving this whole-board view.
- Go Seigen, 9p, 1994
- Source: http://gobase.org/reading/proverbs/