Cause and effect

Writing and etymology in Korean
원인과 결과
[won-ingwa gyeolgwa]
原因 (원인) [won-in] – cause
結果 (결과) [gyeolgwa] – effect

A sudden illness seems to have occurred suddenly one day, but there must have been small signs before the disease occurred, and happiness and unhappiness are also small happiness and unhappiness that accumulate to create great happiness and unhappiness. All results have a cause. The idea that there is no sudden effect in the world, and that small causes and signs eventually lead to big results was an important point of view for Asians to understand nature.

Throughout history, people have anguished over the fundamental questions of human life and the universe without arriving at satisfying answers. This is because no one has understood the root principle by which humanity and the universe were originally created. To approach this topic properly, it is not enough to examine resultant reality. The fundamental question is that of causal reality.

No one can deny that existence starts from the source. The basis of all sons and daughters are parents, but if you deny them, you can’t have a son and daughter as a result. This is logical. As causes and effects become one, there may be abnormalities or joys. The cause of a woman becoming a mother is not her own.

Another example is when the cause becomes bone and the result becomes flesh. If the bones and flesh are separated, it will not fulfill their final goal according to their design; to become a limb. The connection between cause and effect must be present.

We can conclude that cause and effect correspond to each other when they fulfill their purpose. When the cause and effect are thus united, God and the whole of humankind manifest their value and complete their one common purpose.