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Easily seen is the fault of others, but one's own fault is difficult to see. Like leaving their faults out in the open while hiding your own, even as a crafty fowler hides behind sham branches.

An evil deed better left undone, for such a deed torments one afterwards. But a good deed is better done, doing which one repents not later.

If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows them like their never-ending shadow.

Those who mistake the unessential to be essential and the essential to be unessential, dwelling in wrong thoughts, never arrive at the essential.

Those who know the essential to be essential and the unessential to be unessential, dwelling in right thoughts, do arrive at the essential.

Speak the truth, yield not to anger, when asked give even if you only have a little. By these three means can one reach the presence of the gods.

Whatever harm an enemy may do to an enemy, or a hater to a hater, an ill-directed mind inflicts on oneself a greater harm.

Like a beautiful flower full of color but without fragrance, even so, fruitless are the fair words of one who does not practice them.

If for company you find a wise and prudent friend who leads a good life, you should, overcoming all impediments, keep their company joyously and mindfully.

When one understands that they cause some of their own suffering needlessly, then they can look for the causes in their own life and root them out.

Health is the most precious gain and contentment the greatest wealth. A trustworthy friend the best kinsman, and peace the highest bliss.

Those who are ever vigilant, who discipline themselves day and night, and are ever intent upon peace, their defilements fade away.