Human beings in the 23rd century on the Mars might well rack their brains at a 21-line board, just as human beings in the 21st century are trapped by the 19-line board.
There will always be insoluble problems if the board exists.
There will be ineliminable pains if the human ego exists.
But we are still immersed in the world of dualism, for dualism provides us with meaning.
Therefore, a go player’s pains are the gift from God.
Therefore, men’s pains are the greatest mercy.
Human civilization is like a sand castle built on the beach, which would one day be swallowed by the sea waves.
The meaning of human beings does not lie in castles, but in the being itself.
Just like the game of go.
Facing insoluble questions, it is the human perseverance that ponders. Facing unfathomable mysteries, it is the human curiosity that explores. Facing unknowable boundaries, it is the human courage that leaps.
When a go player faces the board, he is facing the whole universe. When a man challenges the whole universe, he is facing his own heart.
Therefore, we are more willing to be lost in the board of go.
I make a cup of strong green tea, looking at the smoke curling upward from the green water.
Slowly, mind is delving into the unfathomable mysteries.
When men walk across a bridge, it is the bridge that flows, not the water.