Thursday, September 13, 2007


Wisdom is power and power is wisdom,
one with each other, perfecting the whole.

Be you not proud, O man, in your wisdom.
Discourse with the ignorant as well as the wise.
If one comes to you full of knowledge,
listen and heed, for wisdom is all.

Keep you not silent when evil is spoken for Truth
like the sunlight shines above all.
He who over-step the Law shall be punished,
for only through Law comes the freedom of men.
Cause you not fear for fear is a bondage,
a fetter that binds the darkness to men.

Follow your heart during your lifetime.
Do you more than is commanded of you.
When you have gained riches,
follow you, your heart,
for all these are of no avail if
your heart be weary.
Diminish you not the time of
following your heart.
It is abhorred of the soul.

They that are guided go not astray,
but they that are lost cannot find a straight path.
If you go among men, make for yourself,
Love, the beginning and end of the heart.

If one come unto you for council,
let him speak freely,
that the thing for which he have
come to you may be done.
If he hesitates to open his heart to you,
it is because you, the judge, do the wrong.

Repeat you not extravagant speech,
neither listen you to it,
for it is the utterance of one
not in equilibrium.
Speak you not of it,
so that he before you may know wisdom.

Silence is of great profit.
An abundance of speech profited nothing.
Exalt not your heart above the children of men,
Unless it be brought lower than the dust.

Sacred Texts of Djehuti


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