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1.  The dot on the forehead


Wén Xuan, the king of the Northern Qí,
was on the verge of attaining
when he dreamt that a man was painting a dot on his forehead:

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Wáng Tán-zhé (minister of the Qí empire) said: 
"If one adds a point to the character wáng:
king, , this gives zhu: emperor;
you will certainly attain
Indeed, Wén Xuan became emperor in 550 AC, then died.