The pregnant point, covered by the form
matrix from conscious fervour mightily brought forth the One - Rig Veda
There is a thing confusedly formed,
born before heaven and earth. Silent and void, it stands alone and does not change, goes
around and does not weary. It is capable of being the mother of the world - Tao
By the end of the third millennium BCE in China, we find a pattern which is universally distributed throughout all
primitive arts. It is that of a square, subdivided into nine smaller squares, three rows
and three columns, the central cell common to the central row and the central column,
while also touching each corner cell of the 3 x 3 square (fig. 101).
Fig. 101: 3x3 square grid
This division, called the Ming Tang, is attributed to *Yu
the Great, the legendary founder of Chinese civilization, who supposedly traversed the
world in order to measure the earth.
* Rene Guenon, La Grande Triade (Paris:
Gallimard, 1956),. ch.16.