아이 [ai] (sino-korean)
The child is the embodiment of the love and effort of his parents. It is the continuation of the life of the father and mother. Moreover, in him their ideals are realized. The basis for the birth of a child is the love, life, and ideals of its parents.
It is utterly impossible to break the ties that bind parents and children together. Children are essentially a person’s love and life. Therefore, in breaking the bond with children, one denies oneself and redraws one’s own life. So, one cannot deny the fruit of one’s love.
When parents love their children, they first experience parental love toward them, and then they begin to feel and comprehend divine love. It manifests itself naturally.
If a child tries not to remain indebted to his parents, they feel that their labor was not in vain.
A child’s joy in communicating with his parents must encompass the whole world. A parent’s joy in communicating with their child can satisfy the desires of the whole world. To loving parents, their child is the highest representative of the whole world.
In accordance with filial piety, if a child is used to disregarding his parents, he will not be able to help his parents in a critical situation when they desperately need help. Even if a son holds tightly to his parents and constantly asks them to acknowledge and solve his problems, he will be an unreliable person at a critical moment.