Category Archives: Virtue

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Composure
Goodness
Kindness
Courage
Willpower
Patience
Truth
Zeal
Pacifism
Esteem
Tolerance
Caution
Persistance
Humility

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Composure -/- Goodness

5:1
Composure

Where paranoia breeds panic
Hysteria feeds disaster

Remain unruffled whenever effective
Even within infernos

When equipoise fills minds
Speech lilts untiltingly

Better tackling unspeculative actualities
Before gossipy suppositions

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Like rivers swallowing stones
Composure absorbs hostility

As elephants endure arrows
Silently handle slander

Like cobras closing hoods
Climb over insults


5:2
Goodness

Deem good deeds daily
Celestial stepping stones

Consider highest saintliness water,
Beatitude nourishes everything

Sinfear, affection, charity, sympathy;
Emits fragrant tagara

Lamps of lovely goodliness
Sends sin shrinking

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When sensal delights unsought
Sublimity exalts paragons

Hatred never conquers hatred
Only love triumphant

Whyever hanker chaotic existence?
Nurture dauntless ethipractice

Kindness -/- Courage

5:3
Kindness

Before Humanity’s blithest altruism
Heavenly endowment pales

Assistance – timely, tidy, tiny –
Exceeds benevolent serendipity

Wherever Humanity maintains kindness
Society functions progressively

Generosity seeking no reward
Outweighs raingiving Oceans

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Apart from furnishing faces
Pitiless eyes useless

As study communicates knowledge
Magnanimity illuminates Divinity

Because samaritanism sometimes unappreciated
Ascertain recipient personality


5:4
Courage

Afflictions, massing like mountains,
Courageousness effortlessly dismisses

Scoffingly rebuking approaching misfortunes
Blusters them away

Those untroubled by troubles
Trouble these troubles

Become your life’s hero
Never its victim

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Life shrinks & expands
According to courage

Risking journeys beyond borders
Realises one’s range

Mastering one’s pressurizing fears
Unlocks adorable freedoms

Willpower -/- Patience

5:5
Willpower

Angels accompany personal restraint
Daemons escort waywardness

Mortals mastering pentasensory chariots
Attracts admiring Divinity

Upon mountainous mental abstemiousness
Joys cornucopian spring

Deem them conquering monarchs
Whomever dominates selfdetermination

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Souls uprooted from desire
Planted in salvation

When minds defuse hankering
Happiness flows unbroken

Extracting wanting’s rotten cancer
Ensures harmonious lifetimes


5:6
Patience

Pedestrians never trip stumblingly
When walking slowly

Enough feathers, softly piled,
Sink sturdy vessels

Calmly tolerating annoying difficulties
Invigorates personal equanimity

However quiet the night
Dawn’s chorus inevitable

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Even if injur’d injustly
Dismiss unrighteous response

Remaining unfazed by insults
Amazes gracious asceticism

Praising one’s insolent attackers
Surpasses spartan fasting

Truth -/- Zeal

5:7
Truth

As water polishes corporeality
Veracity serenifies mind

Bearing lanterns of reality
Mental darkness obliterated

When springing from truth
Easy rivers flow

Truth liberates psychic constraints
Conscience sleeps easy

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Cautiously vivisecting moving eyes
Empathics ascertain certainty

Our single, inviolable truth
Everyone tells lies

Better we’ll see once
Than hearsay thousandfold


5:8
Zeal

Everybody possesses fabulous capabilities
Dismiss pissing mediocrities

Because lethargy rots life
Harness one’s industriousness

Idleness imitates rooted trees
Ambition animates astrally

Resting languidly upon laurels
Invites desperate homelessness

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Don’t dawdle on decisions
Deliberate, then do!

When nursing lofty ambitions
Aspiration sustains motivation

Resolve unfazed by failure –
Dauntless, dartdotted elephant

Pacifism -/- Esteem

5:9
Pacifism

Life’s supreme, spotless principal
Never advocate violence

Peaceful lives evade forever
Harm’s unhappy karma

Bleed for a cause
But never injure

Alas, facing terrible situations,
Vital violence unavoidable

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Shame ugly, bullying thugs
Thro’ blushing kindness

Peace equals horses ploughing
Otherwise warsteeds breed

Relaxers renouncing titanic hostilities
None can conquer


5:10
Esteem

While baseness mutters, ‘impossible’
Excellence fixes problems

Wherever arrogance in absentia
Sublimity ever abides

As prosperity avoids envy
Greatness averts indecency

Only firmness in process
Guarantees universal esteem

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Upon unique, exalted brilliance
Heap imperishable praise

Pillars supporting widest respect;
Modesty, honesty, humility

Breeding, morality, learning, longevity;
Invisible without approval

Tolerance -/- Caution

5:11
Tolerance

Factualising about each other
Uncovers mutuality’s grounds

Life’s actually quite simple
Discontent invites convolutions

Better treating one’s insulters
Like barking dogs

Persons of liberal attitude
Narrowminded gatherings spurn

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Denouncing intolerance’s obstinate cancer
Emits imperishable glory

Everybody’s entitled to love
However sexually orientated

When despising’s angers cease
Joys! Unsurpassable joys!


5:12
Caution

Appreciating caution’s proper protection
Reduces sudden calamities

When climbing narrowing treetops
Beware snapping branches

Once arrows are releas’d
Their flight irretrevable

Better ascertaining canine ownership
Before kicking dogs

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When elated with joy
Reflect upon ruin

Shouldering loads appreciates weight
Scouting outs traps

Retaliation’s pleasure swiftly passes
Forbearance flows forever

Perseverance -/- Humility

5:13
Perseverance

Remaining perfectly, salutationally determined
Insurmountable hardship crumbles

Persistence thro’ sorrowful beginnings
Irrigates accomplishment’s delight

Working unswervingly against resistance
Persistence’s precious insistence

Lacking knowledge & abilities
Perseverance dissolves difficulties

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Dreamers labouring on undauntedly
Even destiny overhaul

Where we find will
The Way resides

One’s slowness is irrelevant
But never stop


5:14
Humility

While illustriousness embraces humility
Baseness flounces haughtily

Rudeness bruises one’s families
Immodesty injures ourselves

Apotheosi blushing overwhelming brilliance
Prefer underwheming anonymity

Accepting defeat from inferiors
Perfection’s true touchstone

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Billionaires may never buy
Humility’s priceless commodity

Modesty must temper magnificence
Celebrity cocksurity nauseating

Upon lofty, omniscient thrones
Shitty bottoms sit