Category Archives: Conduct

III: CONDUCT

III

CONDUCT

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Decency
Watchfulness
Noblesse
Misconduct
Posipraxis
Baseness
Anger
Character
Action
Timing
speech
Eloquence
Conversation
Public Speaking

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Decency -/- Watchfulness

3:1
Decency

Adverse behaviours unfittingly regretful,
Whyever entertain them?

More than life itself
Cherish good conduct

One’s perfect virtues conquer
Corresponding wicked vices

Neglecting virtue effaces forever
Therefore steadfastness uphold

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From morality prospers nobility
From immorality, humiliation

Proper demeanor obtains greatness
Impropriety insufferable disgrace

Enjoy life’s harmless pleasures
Avoiding shameful pursuits


3:2
Watchfulness

When watchfulness masters thoughtlessness
Wisdom’s summits ascended

Never fear raving loonybins
Watchfulness protects visitations

Pondering upon one’s faults
Dodges future misfortune

Avenues of darkling unwatchfulness
Discover startling disgraces

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Compare garrisoning natural borders
To carelessness prevention

Over dearest home interests
Corporate vultures hover

Prevent provoking noble souls
Else furies unquenchable

Noblesse -/- Misconduct

3:3
Noblesse

Civil order’s graceful ornament
Nobility’s Corinthian polish

Hungry lions refuse grass
Derelict aristocrats, crassness

Bruised sugarcane remains sweet
Insulted nobility, noble

Impoverished nobility illuminated still
Like waning moons

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Renowned families electrify hospitality;
Manners, etiquette, cordiality

Friendliness, eloquence, benevolence, liberality:
Nobility’s reputable pre-requisites

Breeding perpetuates upright standards
Fending temptational diversions


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Misconduct

Malpractice slithers into society
Whenever goodness slumbers

Pervading miserable, valueless lives:
Regret, vanity, lassitude

Miserable malverse miscreant misdeeds
Gratify stress plagues

Transgressive behavior arouses suspicion
Impressions rarely erased

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Vengeance, greed, malice, deceit:
Humanity’s contagious deformities

Gossip, suspicion, backbiting, snobbery:
Impure intelligence invests

Lewdness, jealousy, slander, arrogance:
Unbalance karma harmfully

Posipraxis -/- Baseness

3:5
Posipraxis

Conduct proprietous obtains greatness,
Impropriety insufferable disgrace

Humility attracts jolly praises
Arrogance, insulting mockery

Without wise, vigorous action
Fortune’s favours waver

Balanced & moderate conduct
Evades wreckful forces

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When eradicating personal errors
Others understand discipline

Never reciprocate to anybody
Whatever you despise

Even among one’s enemies
Rudeness deem’d unbeseeming


3:6
Baseness

Baseness assuming human form
Nature’s grotesque assemblage

Down long, weary roads
Undesirables drag lifetimes

When outsinning other sinners
Abhorrence beams proudly

Pyres of personal destruction
Bullish baseness builds

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Contemptible personalities prosper happily
Untroubled by conscience

Jealous lowlives resenting success
Spread false accusations

Baseness beating echoing kettledrums
Announces confessional secrets

Anger -/- Character

3:7
Anger

Malicious delirium slaying pleasurality
Humanity’s murderous enemy

Leaving one’s angers unguarded
Ensures personal destruction

Streams of normal thought
By fury damm’d

As certain as gravity
Temper’s terrible consequences

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Whenever antagonistic divison consumes
From decisions refrain

Letters written in ire
Set on fire

Because anger boomerangs woundingly
Preclude speaking harshly


3:8
Character

Cultivate modesty in prosperity,
Dignity in adversity

Unfailing, universal, inspirational thoughtfulness
Builds excuisite character

As silversmiths remove impurities
Improve oneself meticulously

Cherishing perfection catches excellence
Pursuing glory, fame

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Tho’ riches lost recoupable
Grace never returns

Keep sorrows from friends
Weakness from foes

As soil colours water
Character resembles associates

Action -/- Timing

3:9
Action

As disinterest follows procrastination
Boredom breeds abandonment

Ventrous operations blindly launch’d
Perish before completion

Actions of clueless fools
Endlessly, shamefully fail

When constantly altering courses
Successes inevitably falter

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Whenever evident serious snags
Dissuade any enterprise

As sitars sound celestial
Action surpasses appearances

When projects become undoable
Number blessings instead


3:10
Timing

Meditating upon appropriate moment
Wins the world

As Herons fish patiently
Await favorable opportunity

Best means, best moment
Consecrate marvellous enterprise

When whales become beached
Blubber easily available

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Life’s chances happen rarely
Seize them immediately

Knowing when to halt
Disenfranches future dangers

Either make things happen
Or wonder forever

Speech -/- Eloquence

3:11
Speech

Pleasant language imparts pleasure
Yesterday… today… tomorrow

Engage intellect before articulation
Inreign unworthy thoughts

Perfection seekers avoid uttering
Slanders, curses, obscenities

When pleasant praises please
Whyever instigate argument

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Senseless speech prating incessantly
Better left abandoned

Buffoons crudely bluster words,
Cerebrals converse coolly

Burns of vindicative tongues
Leave bitter scars


3:12
Eloquence

Softened tongues luscious fruit,
Piquish speak, unripened

Accents of virtuous voices:
Pleasant, mellifluous, cheerful

Speech, perfumed & persuasive,
Surpasses perfect talent

Pillars of peerless speech;
Eminence, excellence, effervescence

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About cheerful, intelligent speakers
People gather swiftly

With soft, useful words
Virtue conquers cunning

Eloquence amidst low assembly
Nectar filling gutters

Conversation -/- Public Speaking

3:13
Conversation

Conversation’s most precious ornament,
Humility when listening

When pointing towards you
Feet permit dialogue

Upon questions constantly open-ended
Conversation sails along

What stops sloppy conversation?
Simply listening properly

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As mirrors reflect images
Faces reveal introversion

Flawful dialogue invokes negativity
Guard one’s vocabulary

Whenever conversing with fools
From savantry refrain


3:14
Public Speaking

Lecturing to understanding listeners
Watering salutary plants

Fools address learned senates
Like barking dogs

Diligently addressing ascertained assemblies
Proclaim oratorical masters

Before delivering public speech
Ensure unreproachable sermon

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Better few, faultless words
Before lectures longwinded

Qualities of expert oratory:
Timing, deliberation, knowledge

Observing digressions without interruption
Reveals deeper meaning