Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Becoming Fruit

The ancient Egyptians wrote down their wisdom "long" (read: >1,000 years) before the ancient Greeks. Read these, proverbs of more than 3,500 year old and still sound so modern:

  1. "Men need images. Lacking them they invent idols. Better then to found the images on realities that lead the true seeker to the source."
  2. "Grain must return to the earth, die, and decompose for new growth to begin."
  3. "Be patient with a bad neighbour: he may move or face misfortune."
  4. "Social good is what brings peace to family and society."
  5. "When the governing class isn't chosen for quality it is chosen for material wealth: this always means decadence, the lowest stage a society can reach."
  6. "An answer brings no illumination unless the question has matured to a point where it gives rise to this answer which thus becomes its fruit. Therefore learn how to put a question."
  7. "Man, know yourself... and you shalt know the gods."
Sources: here, here and here.

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