Sunday, April 9, 2017

Observing the Big Tangible Picture (BTP) From the Top View (A Perspective From Hui Shi) 2 of 2

(updated at 04.18.17, 1:11 am)

Following is a brief analysis of Hui Shi's guidelines for viewing the configuration of the Big Tangible Picture (aka. The 10 Theories):

"The largest thing has nothing beyond it; it is called the "One of Largeness." The smallest thing has nothing within it; it is called the "One of Smallness."
Measure the size of an object. Then, examine its connectivity and its centrality (in reference to time and space).   The largest object is detached because of its influence while the smallest object possessed no centrality. Its internal state  increased when it is attached to a similar object.

"That which has no thickness cannot be piled up; yet it is a thousand li in dimension." 
A well-configured object that is detached from other matters, has the prowess to expand because of its own framework.

"Heaven is as low as earth; mountains and marshes are on the same level." 
When the down cycle of the external factors is affecting the entirety of a strategic situation, the strategic state of each categorical terrain's obstacles are almost in the same level.

"The sun at noon is the sun setting. The thing born is the thing dying."
There is a seasonal cycle, a rhythm and a flow in everything while there is a cause and an effect in the macro realm.  (Identify the strategic inflection point where a dichotomy occurs.) 

"Great similarities are different from little similarities; these are called the little similarities and differences. The ten thousand things are all similar and are all different; these are called the great similarities and differences."
Based on the configuration of the current situation, one identifies the similar conditions and the different conditions of the different objects that defines the tangible configuration of the situation.

"The southern region has no limit and yet has a limit."  
Recognizing that a strategic/tactical condition of an observed object has a finite coverage.

"I set off for Yueh today and came there yesterday."  
By recognizing that the true north of one's strategic situation and arriving at its "destination” with minimal to zero damage, one could only then repeat that same ambition. 

"Linked rings can be separated." 
By identifying the connective sequence of components that existed within the macro sequence of a system, one could generate a new perspective.


"I know the center of the world: it is north of Yen and south of Yueh." 
The identification of the midpoint (i.e., the average, the center point, etc)  of anything (or everything) enables one to  pinpoint the central tendency of that object or situation.

//// Side note: In statistics, the average is known as the mean, the median  and the mode. ///

 "Let love embrace the ten thousand things; Heaven and earth are a single body." 
By pinpointing the singular conditional factor that links all objects (the focal catalyst/ the most common denominator), one can identify the possible matrix of connectivity for that situation.
 

Comments From The Compass Desk
To improve or to enhance the actual output of an object (i.e., an event, an entity, a product, a service, etc.), one must first recognize the internal connectivity that operates within the targeted object.  

Pinpointing its system cycle, its contradictions, its unity points and the midpoint is the next macro step for establishing the possibility of creating a strategic difference.

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