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He who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of
flesh; who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor shrinking
from the other take it that such a one has attained Perfection.
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sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood
and youth are vanity.
not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything
before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words
thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
your eyes and you will see clearly. C Cease to listen and you will
hear truth. Be silent and your heart will sing. Seek no contacts and
you will find union. Be still and you will move forward on the tide of the
spirit. Be gentle and you will need no strength. Be patient and you
will achieve all things. Be humble and you will remain entire.
to your own faults, L What you have done or left undone. Overlook
the faults of others.
not for recognition L But follow the awakened And set yourself
nothing. W Where there is desire, Say nothing. Happiness or
sorrow Whatever befalls you, Walk on Untouched, unattached.
speak harsh words N For they will rebound upon you. Angry words
hurt And the hurt rebounds.
winner sows hatred T Because the loser suffers. Let go of winning
and losing And find joy.
go of anger. L Let go of pride. When you are bound by nothing
You go beyond sorrow.
gentleness overcome anger. W With generosity overcome meanness.
With truth overcome deceit.
is better to do nothing I Than to do what is wrong. For whatever you
do, you do to yourself.'
not turn away what is given you, D Nor reach out for what is given to
others, Lest you disturb your quietness.
slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and
of good hope in the face of death. Believe in this one truth for
certain, that no evil can befall a good man either in life or death, and that
his fate is not a matter of indifference to the gods.
not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what
you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
not that which is holy unto the dogs, G neither cast ye your pearls
before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again
and rend you.
and it shall be given you; A seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you.
ye in at the strait gate: E for wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, B which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.
of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, B but
inwardly they are ravening wolves.
shall know them by their fruits.
not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own
failings. Then you will forget your anger.
keep yourself away from all relationships, and internally have no
pantings in your heart; when your mind is like unto a straight-standing wall,
you may enter into the Path.
the fury of a patient man.
John Dryden, (16311700)
of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
reason, or she'll make you feel her.
courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried
before you give them your confidence.
never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of
the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be
done if we are always doing.
not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave
sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
you are going through hell, keep going.
nice to people on your way up because you meet them on the way down.
everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
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