Writing and etymology in Korean
種 (종) [jon] – seed
子 (자) [ja] – seed

Autumn is the time of harvest. Harvesting is the process of collecting seeds that contain the guarantee of continued life. In autumn, there are no leaves or fruits left on the bare branches of trees, but each fruit contains a seed inside itself – a living embryo. When winter ends, the scattered seeds will sprout, forming new life.

The starting point is the seed. The seed kernel is securely hidden under protective covers, so it is not afraid of any bad weather. The seed has incredible vitality. Until a new day comes, it lies in peace and quiet. The seed itself is small and insignificant, but it contains enormous vitality. Having survived the harsh winter, the seed will be the first to awaken to meet spring. Moreover, the winter cold only strengthens its nature.

Changing temperatures and seasons do not affect the seed, which can remain viable for tens or even hundreds of years.

Only a healthy seed that falls into the ground will survive the winter cold and produce a new sprout in the spring. A seed with inner vitality will certainly survive until spring. The new spring will be greeted by living trees with living branches, trees producing seeds filled with life.

Each of us is like a seed. Today we need to think, can we become a seed that is not afraid of the winter cold? Will you sprout when spring comes? It is necessary to realize the great value of life by voluntarily taking part in the realization of the ideal of creation.