Sep 142011
 

Leonardo Da Vinci is a famous Italian artist and scientist who lived and died around 1450 to 1520. Leonardo Da Vinci is famous because he was a prolific creator who produced works in many fields.

According to Happeh Theory, one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most well known creations demonstrates his knowledge of the Yin and Yang parts of the human body.

Yin Yang Theory is a theory that is said to have been developed thousands of years ago in Asia. According to Yin Yang Theory, everything in the universe can be described in terms of Yin and Yang. Yin is traditionally described as relatively soft, while Yang is traditionally described as relatively hard.

Since the human body is an object located within the universe, the human body can be described in terms of Yin and Yang. Many different ways of using the terms Yin and Yang to discuss the construction, the behavior, and the health of the human body were developed by Asian people.

One of those ways is a simple generalized description of how a human body is constructed. According to Yin Ying Theory, the outside or external part of the human body is Yang, while the internal part of the body is Yin.

What exactly are the external and internal parts of a human body?The definitions for the internal and external parts of the human body are based on a human body that is on all fours like an animal.

The external part of a human body is traditionally defined as the outside of the arms,

the outside of the legs,

and the back.

The next picture shows the human body on four legs with one side of the body rotated upwards so the underside or internal part of the body can be seen.

The internal part of the human body is traditionally defined as the inside of the arms,

the inside of the legs,

and the front of the body.

The well known creation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s that demonstrates his knowledge of Yin and Yang is a drawing that is called “The Proportions of the Human Figure”. An image of the drawing is shown below.

The drawing shows a human body standing with the arms out to the side and the legs mostly straight up and down.

Another pair of arms sticks upwards at approximately a 30 degree angle and another pair of legs sticks out to the side of the body at approximately a 30 degree angle.

The drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci looks like one body with two arms and two legs. The exact same look would occur though if a human body with the arms held out to the side,

and a human body with the arms and legs spread outwards at a 30 degree angle,

were superimposed directly on top of each other.

The torso and head look like one torso and one head because they are directly on top of each other. Both pairs of arms and both pairs of legs can be seen though because they are not directly on top of each other.

The next picture compares the Leonardo Da Vince drawing to the two computer model human bodies that were superimposed on top of each other.

According to Happeh Theory, The human body behaves as if it is constructed out of two complete human bodies that were merged into one. One of those constituent bodies is the Yang body, which according to Happeh Theory, is demonstrated in Da Vinci’s drawing by the body with the arms out level and the legs straight up and down.

The other constituent human body is the Yin body, which is demonstrated in Da Vinci’s drawing by the body with the arms and legs spread at a 30 degree angle.

An individual might reasonably say “There is no proof that Leonardo Da Vinci drew that picture to demonstrate the Yin and Yang parts of the body. The drawing is really just a drawing of the proportions of the human body like the title says”.

If that was really true, does it matter? If Leonardo Da Vinci’s purpose in producing the drawing was not to depict the Yin and Yang parts of a human body, the drawing still has value for teaching people about the Yin and Yang parts of the human body in a simple way, because that is what the drawing shows.

The claims of Happeh Theory are never made without some kind of train of logic or corroborating evidence to support them. For the claim about the purpose of the drawing of Leonardo Da Vinci,corroborating evidence comes from the country of India.

The inhabitants of the country of India practice a religion called Hinduism. Hinduism is a pantheistic religion which means they have multiple gods. One of the gods of the Hindu religion is a god named Kali. The next picture shows a picture of a statue of Kali.

The god Kali has four arms,

just like Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawing has four arms.

Is that just a coincidence? Of course it is not a coincidence. Did Leonardo Da Vinci steal the idea for his drawing from the Hindu religion? That might be possible in some way but it is not very likely.

According to Happeh Theory, the god Kali has four arms for the same reason that Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawing has four arms. The statue of Kali with four arms is a depiction of the Yin and Yang parts of the arm.

India is an Asian country that has been exposed to the concepts of Yin Yang Theory. India is next to China where Yin Yang Theory was developed. The Indian people have the same familiarity with the Yin and Yang parts of the human body as the Chinese people who developed Yin Yang Theory do.

According to Happeh Theory, it is just as natural for the Indian people who know that a human body behaves as if it has a pair of Yang arms and a pair of Yin arms, to develop a stature showing a human being with that four armed look,

as it was for Leonardo Da Vinci the scientist, with the motivations of a scientist to preserve knowledge for future generations, to pass on to the people of the future his knowledge that a human body behaves like it has a pair of Yin arms and a pair of Yang arms, with his drawing titled “the proportions of the human body”.

 

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