This scheme consists of two parts.

In the left diagram, "本宗(honso)" is written in the top circle. "本宗" stands as the "inner-shrine" of Gengo. Ise Grand Shrine is called by the same name, "本宗."

In the right diagram, "小冊 (shosatsu)" is written in the top circle. That means "book of small objects." It represents plants and animals, including habitats where the small biological activities occur in the universe.

This book divides into two parts. The right one, "人部 (jinbu)" describes human beings and the left one "物部 (butsubu)" describes animals, plants and topsoil.

This diagram is named "神物剖析図(shinbutsu-bouseki-zu)". Baien shows the entire universe (except earth's ecosystem) into this symmetrical radial pattern of the diagram. That is Baien's "Holonic Dual Path System", and his balanced properties formulated into a dichotomic figure.

The meaning of the name is "Figure that categorizes the components of the universe with the Holonic Dual Path System".

There are time and space, up-and-down movement of the gravitational sphere, the rotational movement of stars, mechanical energy and thermal energy, creative energy and creation, incidental phenomena and spatial existence, sustainability and activity, existential category, and the business and others.

Ancient Greek Aristotle studied these all. Baien got the knowledge about the Natural philosophy of ancient Greece through the "物理小識" written by Fang Yizhi(1611-1671), and "Ming Dynasty was brought together in two Chinese books called "天経或問" written by Youzi Liu(16??-16??). He studied the new world view very well and got a significant impact. His world view had changed entirely after that, and he left from Sinocentrism.

In Sinocentrism, the earth was considered to be square, and this view of nature was adopted because it was convenient for maintaining the system of the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan.

Aristotle's idea lies in Baien's dualitism. And the other thinker, an ancient Chinese Zhuang Zhou, particularly his "On the Equality of Things" had a significant impact on Baien.

BAIEN had integrated the two thoughts in his Holonic Dual Path System.

Below the name of the map, the two quadrants on the right belong to the "天冊-tensatsu-" that means a book describing the types of existence, and the two quadrants on the left belong to the "地冊-chisatu-" that means a book describing the places things exist.

Around its circumference, time and space, rotational movement of the celestial sphere, movement of ascent and descent exercise of the earth's gravitational sphere, globe, and celestial sphere, sea and sunlight, are arranged counterclockwise from the upper left quadrant. As you can see from the map, they are all integrated into higher-order categories and ultimately into transcendent wholeness that cannot expressed in any way.

Zhuang Zhou was the first person in history wrote about that before over 2300 years, and BAIEN used the same word in "GENGO-Tensatsu" in the first sentence after 2000 years. The first person who mentioned the impossibility of saying about wholeness was not Ludwig Wittgenstein. So BAIEN placed a blank figure in front of all figures and wrote,

That means "Wholeness is impossible to draw". There is no Cogito" in wholeness. There is neither conscious nor unconscious, neither subjectivity nor objective in wholeness.

However, the above only corresponds to the upper half of the "GENGO" system map.

BAIEN was a godly person, and he worshiped to Ise Shrine. So I suppose that he put the word "本宗" which is the same name as Ise Shrine, as the top of his system map.

This book is a compendium of the two subordinate books, and BAIEN called that with another name "Big book". The reason is "Big book" has no sentence written about animals and plants. They discussed in the "Small Book" corresponding to the "Big book".

The "Small Book" is divided into the human world and other livings world.

The following diagram corresponds to this part of the system diagram.

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The letter "小 -small- " in the center corresponds to the "小冊 -small book" in the lower half of the system diagram of "GENGO". Aristotle also studied the small existence of the earth. Probably BAIEN knew his knowledge through the "物理小識" written by Fang Yizhi(1611-1671).

Unfortunately, Fang Yizhi and "物理小識" are not yet available in English on Wikipedia.

Aristotle's natural science that Mateo Ricci brought to China in the Ming Dynasty was brought together in two Chinese books called "天経或問" and "物理小識". Then brought to Nagasaki, Japan.

Chinese religion at that time was called "Ming religion" and it is pointed out by Chinese and Japanese researchers that it was Manichaeism transformed into Buddhism, which called Vajrayana(密教).

And it was brought to Japan by three Japanese monks. One of three was "Tendai Buddhism", which Saicho brought back to Japan and built Enryaku-ji in Mount Hiei. The other one was Shingon Buddhism that Kukai brought back to Japan and built Kongobuji in Mount Koya.

It is very interesting that these two monks visited Usa Shrine before departure and immediately after returning home. Perhaps the two monks borrowed from somewhere through Usa Shrine for the cost of travel and stay and the cost of building the temple after returning home.

Of course, it replaced in full over many years. It is not difficult to imagine that it is the "Emperor and Golden Fund", as 落合莞爾 -Kwanji Ochiai-, the narrator of the Imperial History. No one knows where it is, and no one should know it.

Monk NINMON, the last one, brought Tendai a little earlier than Saicho to the Kunisaki Peninsula. These three monks had different roles, but our current interest is NINMON and Kunisaki Peninsula. Because it was Ninmon that directly linked to MIURA BAIEN's thought.

Now, this is a problem deeply related to Japanese spiritual culture. Is there a difference in value between "Big book" and "Small book" ? BAIEN thought that everything has equal value as being, regardless of whether it was big or small.

That was what BAIEN learned from Zhuang Zhou.

Size is a matter of scale, after all. The value of what exists is the same for a single grain of sand or the whole universe, as William Blake said. So why did BAIEN separate "Big" and "Small" ? That is because both are equal to the relationship between the mother and her baby.

BAIEN wrote about that as "interdependency". In short, duality.

This philosophy is a problem that modern Western natural science since Newton has forgotten in spite of the opposition of the poet William Blake and Goethe. Goethe also criticized Newton, who ignored the existence of darkness. BAIEN thought ot light and darkness as dual.

I feel that Goethe's theory of color and that of BAIEN are intimate. However, that is a topic for future research. Xenien, written by Goethe in collaboration with Schiller, is written in Couplet. Couplets are found all over the world. Even if it is not poetry, many things make a pair. It is located in Chinese literary works and also exists like an architectural style.

And most importantly for us, almost all the text of "GENGO" written by BAIEN is described by couplet like this.

NINMON brought caplets to the Kunisaki Peninsula as religious teachings. As you can see in the picture below, the teachings are still passed down 1300 years later.

The great monk NINMON has embraced the confrontation of Japanese Shinto and Buddhism within the transcendent existence through duality.

And 1301 years after created Rokugo-Manzan by NINMON is the first year of "Reiwa". That is not a coincidence. The Emperor of Heisei sent the position to Emperor of Reiwa, for connecting traditional Japan with future Japan. Therefor, Reiwa is interpreted as

"beautiful harmony".

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