Faults to Avoid
If you want
your conduct to be good,
yourself from all evil.
Fight greed in your
heart on all occasions.
Greed is the
serious illness of the incurable.
Curing it is
unhappiness among mothers and fathers,
And among the
brothers of the mother.
It divides husband
Greed is a reunion
for all sorts of evil,
It is like a sack
that contains everything that is hateful.
The greedy man
What he meets
There is no
yesterday for the lazy,
No friends for
those deaf to righteousness,
No feast days
for the rapacious.
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things with greed is an evil that has no end.
goods of another is a form of madness.
Do not fill your heart with
desire for the goods of others
but rather concern yourself with what you have built up
It is greed that leads to quarrels and fighting in a household
and brings unhappiness to families.
Do not be rapacious even when you have to act against
someone who is
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The rewards of
greed are as ash blown on the wind.
Do not hold back a part of what should go to the temple,
Do not be greedy,
Do not turn a
servant away from God.
The vain man is lost by his
Like a tree that grows too tall is pruned.
He who spits at Heaven,
His spit will fall back down on him.
The mean-spirited person
will never get anywhere.
The Loyalist Teaching
The goods of a
wise man are lost if he gives way to spite.
distance from those with hate in their hearts.
Do not associate with wicked
people because of their
The death of an evil man is a cause for celebration
those he leaves behind.
Violence and Excess
The man of excess does not practice righteousness.
The man whose
heart gets carried away
Is not the man
who is looked for when action is needed.
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A storm that
rages like a fire in straw:
That is what the angry man is like.
Keep away from
him, leave him alone.
knows how to deal with him.
Do not protest to those who provoke you,
Do not reply to
He who does evil, The land
will reject him,
And the flood will carry him
Physical violence calls for retaliation,
accomplishes will be caught up in this.
Do not steal from the unfortunate,
Do not be violent towards the weak.
Do not stretch out your hand to threaten the old,
not speak impolitely to them.
The hard man causes his own destruction,
No descendant will honour him.
Let the quiet man become violent
Only if the altars of the Gods are desecrated,
Then God will act against those who rebel against the
Do not steal, you will profit from this
Do not move the boundary markers at the edge of a field,
Do not change the position
of the measuring line.
Identify he who acts like
this on the earth,
Since he is an
oppressor of the weak
And an enemy
dedicated to your destruction.
As for the
ignorant man who does not listen,
He is like a
dead man walking through daily life.
find the path to God,
For the ignorant, the work of God is
nothing but a joke.
Advice given to the stupid weighs as
little as the wind.
The fool who
lights a fire gets too close and burns him self.
company with the stupid brings misfortune.
It is better to
have a serpent hanging around the house than
The wicked acts of an imbecile harm those closest
You exhaust a donkey by loading it with bricks.
Credulity leads to unhappiness.
If you neglect a problem it will bring a double
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When a lie emerges,
It wanders and
cannot cross in the ferry,
It does not
Those who become rich thanks to lies
Will leave no descendants or heirs on this earth.
Those who sail with a lie will find no berth,
their boat will not tie up in port.
Stories of the Oases
I have been generous to the poor,
I have looked after the orphan,
I have acted in a way which has
brought riches t
o those who possessed nothing
as well as to those who were already
is he who has shared my food who has raised an
army against me,
And it is those to whom I have offered my hand who have
Do not pour out your feelings to
You will lose all respect this
A gossip is a disturbance in the community.
The man who knows how to respect will prosper,
The humble man is worthy of praise.
The tent is open to the silent.
The seat of the calm man is spacious.
Do not chatter, the knives are being sharpened for the
Do not speak against anyone, great or small:
it's an insult to the soul
Do not repeat a slanderous rumour,
Do not listen to it.
It is a way of expressing oneself used by the
Let a slanderous rumour be thrown on the dust-heap.
Do not speak about it.
The heart of he who
listens to his stomach is weakened.
He will provoke
disdain rather than love.
He who has a great
heart has a gift from God,
He who obeys his
stomach obeys the enemy.
Do not pamper
yourself when you are young.
you are old you will be weak.
contemptible, you should show it the door.
A glass of water is
enough to quench your thirst,
A mouthful of
vegetables will strengthen your heart.
Unfortunate is he
who still wants more when the meal is over.
If your friends
drink too much,
tell them: No
alcohol for me!
If not, you
will be found sprawled out on the ground as if you were a helpless child.