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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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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.