The top diagram is a mapping of the biosphere and its environment, which falls into the realism category of the GENGO diagram. The illustration below is simple but more realistic.|
BAIEN wrote in GENGO that the upper each atmosphere become cleaner than lowers, but he had no scientific knowledge like today's meteorology. There is an influence of ancient Greek naturalism that can see in his understanding.
The letter "燥" in this figure includes the region up to the uppermost thermosphere that surrounds the Earth. That is the reason is that the rightmost letter "火" on another map means the thermosphere. Therefore, we can understand that BAIEN had put each layer surrounding the Earth in the range of thinking up to the top. But almost the researcher of GENGO misunderstanding this word as fire.
He had reached that recognition in the late 1700s. The outer circle shows a celestial sphere. He might think the celestial sphere like an eggshell. I want you, readers, don't take his idea as unscientific. The system of GENGO has the possibility of covering science by life force. He had gone beyond the Gaia hypothesis to envision the "Celestial Life Theory".
If you click on the black circle in the center of this figure, you'll see that it's the Earth. The outside is the sea, the atmosphere, and space. The results of scientific research on the Earth are in a black circle and never go out of there.
The relationship between other scientific facts and many rings of the figures are the same. Those are the apparent fact for all GENGO diagrams.
In other words, the black circles encompass all geoscience research, and the surrounding concentric circles include all oceanographic research. The other ring covers all the meteorological research. They never found in space. If there is something one, it would be the effect of other planets' vast forces, such as gravity and solar wind, on the Earth and oceans.
GENGO encompasses the natural sciences. In that sense, it is transcendental to natural science. It is by no means an unscientific system, but a metaphor for science. I convinced that GENGO is a system that has a possibility of encompasses the natural sciences. That is why I have wrestled with the book for more than 45 years.
And he conveyed one of the most excellent teachings in Japanese religious history. NINMON told Japanese priests and monks that God and Buddha were twins born of the same mother. The idea is one of the essential flows of Buddhism called Tendai, one of Vajrayana in Japan, and another one is Shingon.
The basic idea of BAIEN is that the object of 'pure consciousness' is the totality shown in a blank figure. And everything is surrounded by the entirety. There is a correlation between noesis and noema. That is the core of Phenomenology. It is important to note that Husserl's Phenomenology is a philosophy built to restore a Life World hidden by natural science. And he saw the ideal in ancient Greece.
Many believers have followed the teaching and have kept the high religious culture, which was born in the different two religions respect each other and respect their transcender as spiritual mather.
The picture is on the web site "ROKUGOU MANZAN" in the Kunisaki peninsula. And this religious culture shows the starting point of BAIEN's thought.
In my recent study, BAIEN certainly believed in Ninmon's teachings. That is from the Chinese Tendai Buddhism, which can be traced back to Persian Manichaeism. Therefore many scholars have come to study that in recent years.
Since the arrival of NINMON, the mountains, rivers, and towns of the Kunisaki peninsula have given names that mean twins. Twins are the word Futago in Japanese. For example, Futago temple, Futago Mountain, Futago rivers, Futago villages, and so on. All come from Ninmon and Tendai. The Kunisaki peninsula flourished with a dual religious culture for 1300 years.
And the culture was crystallized into the BAIEN's thought after almost 1000 years from the arrival of NINMON.