Writing and etymology in Korean


In the Chinese character for “righteousness,” the upper part of 羊 “yang” means “lamb” and the lower 我 “wo” means “myself.” Together, they convey the idea that a person should be like a lamb. There is a parallel here with biblical philosophy, which speaks of Jesus as “the Lamb”.

The sheep lives solely for the master; it has no will of its own and does only what its master desires. The sheep is the most sacrificial animal, giving to humanity its whole self, including its wool and meat. Therefore, the concept of universal justice, according to the inner meaning of the Chinese characters, is associated with the image of a man who lives as a sheep, a meek, sacrificial life for the good of Heaven, Earth, and humanity.

A good person is one who always, from birth to death, strives to help others. Moreover, a good person, always helping others, does not limit himself by geographical boundaries, or by the boundaries of ranks and titles, races, and historically established traditions. If such a person dies, he is called a righteous person.

We can characterize righteousness as an effort to bring all things into harmony for beauty. Harmonization by love is the most significant value left to you.

A man must choose the path of righteousness in his life. He must walk on the path of righteousness. This is the path of original love. Individuals, families, clans, nations, countries, the world, the Universe must become righteous.