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Men and woman may fish in the world,
But the chaste soar beyond the seas.

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Men and beasts may tremble in the world,
But the centaurs build strength in the knees.

Mandarins and mandates may rule in the world,
But good families laugh when under siege.

Sloth and welfare may drain from the world,
But the strivers rain into the streams.

Waste and warfare may destroy in the world,
But the patient keep on planting seeds.

Money and wealth may debase in the world,
But good karma holds worth steadily.

Scholars and pundits may chatter in the world,
But the vigilant know the pharisees.

Princes and people may slave in the world,
But the hermits sit close to the keys.

Monks and priests may rise in the world,
But the arahants are the true knowledge trees.

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