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# Binary Numbers & Drum's Law of Changes

From the very first articles we said that the Drum is the encoded Viet Drum Law of Changes, and the Energy level expressed in decimal through binary numbers is the minimum knowledge required to decode the Drum. Why? Because the binary numbers play a major role in the Drum’s encryption algorithm.

## The father of the modern Binary system

Leibniz studied binary numbering in 1679; his work appears in his article Explication de l’Arithmétique Binaire (published in 1703). The full title of Leibniz’s article is translated into English as the “Explanation of Binary Arithmetic, which uses only the characters 1 and 0, with some remarks on its usefulness, and on the light it throws on the ancient Chinese figures of Fu Xi”.[21] Leibniz’s system uses 0 and 1, like the modern binary numeral system.

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There is still debate as to whether he discovered it himself or by virtue of the I Ching. However, to those who study “I Ching”, the more important is the fact that Leibniz recognized that the I Ching used the binary thousands of years ago, as per a quote from the scholar Nguyen Hien Le1 “Between 1679 and 1702, he (Leibniz) corresponded with a Jesuit missionary in China, and thanks to this missionary he learned about the 64 Hexagrams, seeing that the Chinese used only two lines of yang and yin to create the trigrams & hexagrams,  just as he only used 1 and 0 to write every number. He asked the missionary for a copy of 64 of hexagrams based on Phuc Hy’s early heaven 8 trigrams . . . and saw that if he substituted zero for the broken line, the number 1 for the solid line, then 64 hexagrams were exactly 64 numbers from 0 to 63 in his binary system.”

What makes us surprised is that more than 300 years have been passed since that discovery, very few have thoroughly understood the role of binary numbers used by the Book of changes.

The evidence is that, until today, although most people have seen & accepted TTBQ or BQLD, not many recognize the Law of the S curved or Five Interactions, a fundamental Law of changes manifested right on the TTBQ through a simple act of connecting trigrams of the high to low energy level or vice versa.

## The Drum, Drum’s Law & Binary Numbers

The most important part of the algorithm used to encode “Ngoc Lu” Bronze Drum is the binary numbers. Therefore, without recognition of the linkage of Binary-VDC-Drum, discovered by Leibniz we cannot decode the Drum.

The application of the binary numbers showed that the authors of the Drum had known about them, and they were probably then called Am Duong numbers because the Drum, VDC is the content of the Am Duong Ngu Hanh (the Yin Yang Five Actions) Theory. It is strange that the Drum applied AD numbers to encrypt AD Theory. Why did the authors of the drum make the algorithm so easy?

With the drum buried deep underground until 1893, inability to see the binary on the Drum is understandable. However, the trigrams & hexagrams were known & available for thousands of years, why no one before Leibniz had seen the linkage & been able to show the numbers from 0 to 7, the binary of 8 single trigrams, let alone the longer & more complicated series from 0 to 63 of the 64 hexagrams? Clearly, that knowledge of AD or binary had been forgotten and, very likely, will be lost if not discovered by Leibniz or, rather, rediscovered.

In the Homeland of Fairy-Dragon article, we have seen that Drum used the binary to encode 2 hexagrams on the Ring No. 8, namely the Double Water and Earth Water.

Another more important evidence are the following figures that demonstrate how well the Drum’s authors understood and were able to proficiently and creatively apply the binary.

The ring No. 1, where there are the instructions on how to find the BQHT, is also a place the Drum depicts 14 beams going out & 14 rays returning that represent the total energy level of 8 trigrams and of each Am & Duong (Yin & Yang) part of the BQHT (Fig. 7).

Once the authors of the Drum knew the total energy and each part, of course they were able to calculate the energy level of each single trigram & hexagram.

The 3 figures above are undeniable proof that the authors of Ngoc Lu Bronze Drum understood the binary or Am Duong numbers deeply. And very likely that they were the only people who knew & that was the reason why they used the binary in the encoding algorithm.

Their understanding of the binary is so comprehensive that they were able to apply the binary numeral system to not only create 8 trigrams and 64 hexagrams representing everything, but also to encrypt them, to give instructions on the diagrams, rules & laws, and especially to express their understanding & view about the universe and human, which is the Am Duong Ngu Hanh (Yin Yang Five Interactions) theory.

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