We say that a human being is a feeble creature, but sometimes we’re surprised to see what one man or woman could achieve in his or her life. When I arrived at Tapsa(탑사) in Jinan(진안) near Jeonju(전주), I was amazed and fascinated by the scene that a man made in his life. Tapsa is a temple where a man named ‘Gapryong Lee(이갑룡)’, a retired scholar built numerous pagodas one stone at a time over a period of decades. It is said that he built 108 towers over 30 years from 1885, but only 80 of them remain today. The more amazing thing is that the existing pagodas have never been toppled over by heavy rain or storm.
If we do something sincerely like piling one stone at a time over a long period of time, there would be nothing we can’t achieve in our lives.