Originally Posted by answeredquestions
Dialogs with the so called Yellow Emperor were not only in medical treatises but also in maybe less respectable treatises about JOINING THE YIN WITH THE YANG. Say, inner alchemy or bedchamber arts.
One of the later edition of an early text is the SUNU JING or Classic of the Plain Girl. In the firsts paragraphs she said to the Yellow Emperor:
Source of the chinese text: http://folkdoc.com/
SU NU SAYS:
The Plain Girl said:
Miss Naural said:
IMHO (1) GIRLS' DEFEATING MEN,
IMHO Men defeating of girls,
Girls defeat men,
AS WATER'S SUFFOCATING FIRE
Is like the fire suffocation of water.
Just as water suffocates fire.
Of course, it was speaking of female sexual superiority.
A zhi B means A's B or the B of A, like in the Zorro's Mark.
I like the shape of this character. It's like Zoro's mark. What does the ...'s mean?
At the end, zhi means IT, like in CATCH IT.
The upper component is BU or PU, which means TO DIVINE / TO CONSULT THE ORACLE /TO FORETELL, it has an itiphallic shape, at least for westerners.
I am starting to get familiar with the 2 lines at the top of this character from Bu:
The lower component is BEI, SELLS / COWRIES / MONEY / TREASURE / VALUABLE / PRECIOUS and depicts a sacred vessel or piled cowry shells, used as money and seen by ancient chineses as FEMALE GENITALIA. The pierced cowries adquired some reminiscences.
The character zhen, that anciently meant DIVINATION / OMEN adquired later the meaning of WOMEN CHASTITY / VIRTUOUS / PERSEVERANT.
THE FEMALE COMPONENT ALWAYS HAD MORE WEIGHT, MAYBE MEANING «FEMALE SUPERIORITY»
It means SON / CHILD / YOUNG / SEED / FRUIT / A NOBLE of LOWER RANK / and much more. It depicts a BABY WITH WRAPPED LEGS, like Swee Pea. I believe that can be used as an euphemism for the male member, in which case can be read as MEN ARE BUT BIG CHILDREN.
This one looks like thunder and I am thinking about what Lise said in the Gender Association Thread. I don't actually understand the origin of this one, but I know that Thunder represents the First Son:
I dont see the BIRD, I see a LAMB, but not sure.
Is there a bird inside of there? I was just thinking that the South is associated with the Pheonix:
I don't remember how bone cracks looked like. I see a sat person with the back against a bank. Chinese houses were built back to the North.
This could be a close up picture of a bone crack in a tortious shell. Still going off of the Animal associated with the Direction:
It's said that means FRIEND / PAL and that depicts TWO STRINGS OF COWRIES. Nowadays FRIEN needs a two-syllabe word. Peng must have another senses, among it, LONGEVITY = SEXUAL meanings.
Snail shells on a string? Or two chicks hanging out?:
It means LUCKY / PROPITIOUS / GOOD / FORTUNATE. I believe that it depicts a PHALLIC SHRINE BUILT ON A HOLE IN THE SOIL. Maybe can be read so: GOOD LIKE TO JOIN THE YIN WITH THE YANG. Another character for GOOD depicts a WOMAN with a CHILD. More reputable.
This gives a good feeling:
As you can see, always in the nitch!
All the best,
(1) IMHO: 夫 is a humble introduction, the girls was speaking to a High Ruler, to a so called Emperor.
I must check the etymologies, my memory is as weak as my knowledge.