Good is like the pine, and evil the flower,
At one glance the latter may seem lesser;
Until the day when both are slashed by frost,
All that is left is the pine, not the flower.
Every thought that arises in the mind is detected by Heaven and Earth.
If good and evil are without retribution,
then the universe must be other than impartial.
Storms will test a grass’s strength,
Chaos will reveal a minister’s loyalty,
Is the courageous always mindful of righteousness?
A wise one will certainly possess benevolence.