Not clickable image. This map made at the latest life of Baien.
We can see the final destination of his thought in this figure..

"Sorry, Please wait for this chart's name."

As the previous description, the left half of this figure can expand to the next map.

Then, expand the right half to a circle to get the left half of the following two maps:. This is an essential map in GENGO, and others are variations on it. The "one" in the small ring is equivalent to all the other "one". I erased all the "two" from the picture on the left and pasted the image on the right.

I think there is an influence of "On the Equality of Things" of Zhuang Zhou in this figure. I feel that all things have equal value. "The Butterfly Dream" is a good example. I think this picture is the modern system of Zhuang Zhou's philosophy.

On the other hand, I think that the groups of "two" indicate a dimension that accepts Aristotle's natural science and modern science. Baien describes that as a "dimension of all things". There is no inherent distinction there. It is human subjectivity and egoism to find the difference in value.

Baien embraced everything that exists in the teachings of Zhuang Zhou, that there is no such distinction in nature. That is his system theory.

        original          Deleted all "二" from the original map.

Baien writes that "一" does not get smaller no matter how much they broke up, nor does it get bigger no matter how much they added. This is because "一" which originally means "one", has the character of totality in GENGO. I recall the formula "one is one and one" by Mrs. Rosemary Mercer, a researcher of Miura Baien in New Zealand. She is an author of "DEEP WORDS" published from BRILL, Holland. This formulation is very simple and unquestionable. I feel this "one" includes the meaning of totality.


The upper left blank picture indicates the letter "混," which means Totality, and the right map indicates the character "粲," which shows the totality covers everything. Therefore, everything is connecting and creating the whole world.

Do you think where went the "二", the kanji number of "two"? I suppose the blank figure which put the first of every chart is "one", and other pictures are all "二". The next one is drawn by the same concept "分" and "合". The first letter means dividing and the second shows making a pair.

This is a half size and is a sliding fit map.

The first letter "分" means dividing, and the second "合" means making a pair like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. For example, day and night, plants and animals, sky and earth, male and female, dead and born, and all the others which making pairs.

GENGO is a book that picked up all elements making pair. Baien had believed all of the couples created our biosphere. Therefore, I believe GENGO must be a book realizes the Picture theory of language advocated by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 ? 1951).

The sentences are written in Classical Chinese, and the figure is drawn in Chinese characters and a drawing method devised by Baien. I am sure that kanji itself was hieroglyphics, therefore could succeed to create the real pictures of our Life World, the Biosphere.

And the relationship between sentences and figures is also "one and one". So, where is the first "one" ?

That is the book GENGO as Baien's life work.

Miura Baien's System of Natural Philosophy
Rosemary Mercer

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