Sorrow (resentment, han)

Writing and etymology in Korean


Our ancestors have built walls of sorrow and anguish for thousands of years, and these walls do not get smaller over the years – on the contrary, they get higher and higher.

Our world is filled not with enjoyment, but with bitterness and pain, and people in it live not with gratitude in their hearts, but with anger and resentment. And if we cannot overcome this sorrowful world, we will never find the way to happiness.

Pain and sorrow appear when we fail to create harmonious conditions for interaction.

If you accidentally say or do something hurtful to your friends, it can damage your friendship. The same goes for marital relationships, where even a hint of neglect can cause a divorce. If you find yourself in this situation, try to find out what the mistake was, discuss the problem with your other half, and whoever was wrong must atone. You cannot just ignore the problem and forget about it because then it will become a perpetual stumbling block in your relationship.

After the war is over, you need to sort out which country was the cause of the conflict. The aggressor country must voluntarily compensate the countries that were attacked to end the lingering feud.

How do you know you are unhappy? You understand it with your soul. Is there a sadness in your soul that is hard to get rid of? Do you feel hatred or resentment toward others?

Our closest teacher is our soul. We should not hurt, torment and inflict pain on our souls! By hurting your soul, you are hurting the Master of the Universe. Our soul is the master of our life.

Of course, it is important to lead a decent life, but it is even more important to get rid of resentment. Give unconditionally, forgetting past wrong doings.

All people in our world have a responsibility to break down the walls of anger and resentment. We must address this, for it is our responsibility. Having inherited a history full of sorrow, we should nevertheless strive to leave our descendants a history filled with hope.