During one class we talk about how Chinese families give name to their children, however the conclusion is a little bit confusing for me.

Context: they give to a child the following name -> 冯一


Can someone explain it to me?

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The meaning I would present is

With the principles of nature, the fundamentals were produced. Everything else are then produced from the fundamentals.

The explanation of the principle and the fundamentals differs from people to people, it depends on your belief, the major you study and other backgrounds.

I, as a physics student, would regard the principle as the physics rules and the fundamentals as particles that make up the universe.

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    Thank you for that answer and for the example, I will read more on Laozi thoughts. Nov 20, 2018 at 4:53
  • @ClémentJean You are absolutely welcome!
    – zyy
    Nov 20, 2018 at 13:43

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