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Korean Proverb of the Day

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Korean Proverb of the Day

Taken from For the First Time written by Shin, Young-Bok

What a Himalayan Hare Should Beware of

A hare living high on the steeps of the Mimalayas
Should beware not to mistakenly think
That he is larger than an elephant living on the plain.

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Proverb of the Day

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Taken from “New Moon Over Swift Water”

If you wrote a book defacing my name
And you wrote a volume disregarding my words
If you used your pen to bring harm to my world
If you thrust your pen through my heart or my eyes

I’ll tell you what I’d do back to you

I would look through this ink to a blank page
And burn a prayer for your happiness and well being
A prayer that you may one day find a new pen
With which you could write words of encouragement and praise

-Kaddisfly

Korean Proverb of the Day

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Taken from For the First Time written by Shin, Young-Bok

Outside

Meeting takes place outside.

Without walking out of our each individual castle,

There cannot be a genuine meeting

We have to jump over the castle wall which encloses us.

For the place of truly humane meeting is always outside.
Just some things to think about before the weekend.

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Korean Proverb of the Day

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I recently got a book titled “For the First Time”.  It was written by a man named Shin, Young-bok.  He was imprissoned for 20 years and 20 days in a South Korea prison for joining a student movement against military rule.  He wrote many books while in prison, and this particular book is full of drawings and short proverbs I found interesting.  It was nice to get a translated book in my hands.

The Rings of the Tree

What the rings of a tree teach us is that

a tree grows even in winter,

And the part that grows in winter is harder than

the part that grows in the summer.