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Songs of Flying Dragons – Worshipping that which is bigger than us all

Identifier

027092

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

From the Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry – edited by Peter Lee

From Songs of Flying Dragons

If perverse theories of the western barbarians
Threaten you with sin and allure with bliss,
Remember, my Lord,
His judgment and orthodoxy.

 A millennium ago,
Heaven chose the north of the Han.
There they accumulated goodness and founded the state.
Oracles foretold a myriad years;
May your sons and grandsons reign unbroken.
But you can secure the dynasty only
When you worship heaven and benefit the people.
Ah, you who will wear the crown, beware.
Can you depend upon your ancestor
When you go hunting by the waters of the Lo?

The source of the experience

Taejo of Joseon

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Humility
Justice

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

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