Songs of Flying Dragons – Though he was busy with war, he loved the way of the scholar
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From the Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry – edited by Peter Lee
From Songs of Flying Dragons
He was consistent from beginning to end.
Meritorious subjects were truly loyal to him.
He secured the throne for myriad years.
Would his royal works ever cease?
Though he was busy with war,
He loved the way of the scholar.
His work of achieving peace
He did not boast of his natural gifts,
His learning was equally deep.
The vast scope of royal works
Was indeed great.
Upon receiving an old scholar
He knelt down with due politeness.
What can you say about
His respect for scholarship?
The source of the experienceTaejo of Joseon
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Campaign against the misuse of power
Friendship and companionship
Peacemaking and diplomacy
Restraining your use of power
Serving others [charity]