|Taekwondo Bible, Vol.2||
6-1. One Skillart
The mind and technique of Taekwondo, thus, its <Do> can be formulated distinctive way only in the framework of Samjae. To say it conversely, Samjae is the framework for understanding the change of everything distinguishable. Therefore there is none of technique of any martial art that is not subject to TAEKWONDO of this sort.
As every change shows itself in distinctive way each object that is fixed as something particular appears as each thing. Thus eight trigrams come to symbolize all things of variety. Yin/yang is the form of this distinction and Samjae is the form of change that enables that distinction. Samjae can be what it is because it shows us the relation of the inherent One as totality and the existence of distinguished object in it.
On the other hand, the entire I Ching is composed of 64 hexagrams. Each of
them is made of two coupled trigrams. Why is it not that three trigrams compose
512 emblems along the framework of Samjae but that only two are engaged in that
composition? 8 trigrams already represent change distinctively. 8 trigrams contain
change already. It is 64 hexagrams that subdivide this change into more various
distinct kinds. There is distinguished change already, which should be subdivided:
this further distinction is the point of increasement from 8 trigrams to 64
hexagrams here. It's why the composition advances, for that distinction, with
only more two trigrams along the framework of two symbols, namely yin and yang.1)
1) That is, one more yin/yang is to be piled on the other along
the form of yin/yang. Accordingly we can get more subdivided distinction and
that's all. We cannot advance this distinction to another level. For another
level of distinction we have to pile three trigrams along the framework of Samjae.