The master shows them an alternative path.
Oran: But what if you follow something else?
The master turns his gaze towards the cascade. The dark hole shows nothing clear but only the fierce water that falls into it.
Oran: What if you follow a purpose?
The master turns his gaze towards the younglings.
Oran: Come younglings! Stand here!
The master invites the younglings to come and stand on the stone rings! He encourages them to join him. All the twelve younglings with fearful steps approach the stone rings. They are being careful not to step on any slippery water. There are three younglings on each stone ring. The master stands on one as well.
Oran: You know what this is?
Oran: This is…
The master bends its knees and puts his hand in the place where three rings connect! It is full of water!
Oran: The path to IKIGAI!
The master playswith the water! It observes how the stream of water flows between the fingersof his hand. The steam is powerful.
Vero: The path to what?
Oran: Ikigai… or the reason of being… is the reason you wake up in the morning… is the reason… life is so beautiful… is the reason… your spirit is strong! Ikigai is a purpose! What do you think those four rings represent?
The trainees gaze at the rings. They see four blocks of stone. They are shaped in round form.There are carvings on their rims. Water travels through those carvings. Whey are connected between them.
The master rises and stands on his feet. Oran offers the answer.
Oran: They are links… that form together a chain! They are questions...
Gracia: The rings are questions?
Oran: Each link holds a question! Answer all four and you get your ikigai!
The rings symbolize questions! The trainees start to be curious! The reason of being lies in deciphering the IKIGAI’s questions!
Dylan: Four questions are the key for finding the purpose in life?