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QNA => Season 2 => Widmore / Hanso / Dharma / Stations => Topic started by: rk23 on May 27, 2006, 01:45:19 PM

Title: Question from: rk23
Post by: rk23 on May 27, 2006, 01:45:19 PM
Do you thinkt he dharma symbol is a morse code? all the dots and dashs? I cant work it out if it is
Title: Re: Question from: rk23
Post by: Pandora on May 27, 2006, 04:29:29 PM
The DHARMA Initiative symbol is based on the Ba-Gua, a wheel determining “alignments” in Feng-Shui, with its origins in the I Ching & Taoist thought. Though it was and is used primarily for geomancy, it has deep roots in mathematics & the true sciences, much as astronomy is a pseudoscience for the superstitious, but has its roots in astronomy. Note that the center contains the well-known yin-yang symbol, which in our DI symbol is divided by the swan neck. At the roots of Taoism, Buddhism & other East Asian faiths is the idea of mutually opposing things existing in balance—dualism. The relation of these faiths to LOST is nothing new—the number 108 is a sacred number to Buddhists.

The symbols surrounding are trigrams of kwae, composed of an undivided dash (yang) or a divided one (yin).