Ptahotep -/- Nichiren

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Ptahotep

Because nobody embodies perfection
Craftsmanship invites innovation

Loving energies envitalise being
Ensuring open channels

Our most wonderful offspring
Obey parental edicts

World measures best conduct
With rulers unbending

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Introducing violence into society
Attracts fatal blows

Governmental disfavours rise swiftly
Like attacking crocodiles

Before slanderweeds take root
Ruthlessly dispel rumours


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Nichiren

Despite injustices abounding abundantly
Stresstimes dissipate always

Eyelashes, close, yet invisible
Resemble internal divinity

Better mastering one’s thoughts –
Beware enslaving mentality

Life’s infinitely priceless days
Outvalue uncountable treasuries

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Prosperity’s elation, declination’s morbidity –
Worthy person’s nightmares

Creating order’d, tranquil community
Ensures personal security

Suffering suffering, enjoying enjoyment
Life’s unchallengeable remit

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