산 [san] (sino-korean)
Why do people like mountains with peaks of different heights? Because they look like as they are about to to dance. Some mountains go up, some are carried up from the bottom, and some, having risen a little, go straight down–there is a dance. In nature, we can see many beautiful dances and hear wonderful music. Nature really is full of amazing works of art!
If you aspire to see the unknown world, you need to climb to the highest peak. That way, you can look at the world from the other side of the mountain. But reaching the top is not easy; you have to endure the hardships, climb steep slopes, and travel a thorny path.
There are many dangers in the mountains. Still, we enjoy exploring the mountains and taking on the challenges it presents to us. It helps our heart grow, becoming deeper and more inclusive.
There is a proverb that says, “A man’s soul changes from morning to evening, but the mountains are still the same as in the old days”. Man needs to achieve constancy and permanence in his character like a mountain. If you cannot do this, you will have a steepmountain to climb one after the another.
We will be able to overcome the mountain peak on the difficult path if even in suffering we are full of hope, looking to the future.
Don’t worry because you have no money or no children, continue on your way for ten, twenty years, and you will overcome any steep mountains. It seems to you that you are gradually going down and your destiny is only suffering, but in fact, you are going higher and higher.