Earlier this year I was invited to Korea to witness the installation ceremony of the new President of Korea, The Hon: Zen. There was alot of pomp and grandeur surrounding the whole event, including live coverage on television. Many people were invited to this very interesting occasion. Throughout the whole proceedings,’ security guards were present which is very symbolic of the problems in Korea. As a whole the ceremony was very bright and colourful.
After The Hon. Zens inauguration ceremony, he, delivered a speech which has made a very deep impression upon me. I have had the opportunity to meet him privately on two, separate occasions. The president, is indeed a very-clever and intelligent with many interesting ideas. He mentioned to me that the former president Mr. Kim had changed the Korean society a great deal in the short space of time he was president, and that his ideas again were different again from the former president Mr. Kim that policies and society will change again The Hon. Zen is certainly full of ardor for his country. In his speech he said:
“Korea will last for along time”
“Power and strength should not dominate the people of Korea.”
“The security of Korea is very important to the security of Asia.”
“Korea’s security must guard against the insecurities of other countrys.”
This speech made me feel very good. By the way everybody someday will fade away or disappear but society will remain for a little bit longer, and the Earth will remain forever however the face of the Earth will always change.
Strangers often meet and become friends and soon separate. At one time in our life we must say good-bye to our children when they to grow-up and marry. It’s also possible that we are forced to say good-bye to our friends one day. Even a student one day must say good-bye to his teacher one day.
Life is full of Farewells, it is always hard to do so. You must have what we call in Japanese Kiyoi Kocoro (innocent heart) a more relevant meaning is to say good-bye with no remorse. It is very important that we never betray the confidence put in us by other people.
In the Kyokushin Tokyo Honbu students very often leave but I would I like them to leave with no remorse.