Give to the poor, and life will be richly graced.
There is no greater profit for a man than this.
All who speak will proclaim abiding praise
For those who give alms to the poor.
Except for exalted glory which endures forever,
Everything on earth perishes.
So great is glory gained by men in this world
That celestials cease praising ascended sages.
The loss that is gain and the death that is life of immortal glory
Are attained only by the wise.
If you are born, be born for glory,
For those born without it would be better off without birth.
Why do those whose life is devoid of renown
Blame despising rivals, when they have themselves to blame?
Just as it is disgraceful to bear no children,
All men on earth deem it disgraceful to not beget fame.
When forced to bear the body of a man without eminence,
Even faultless, fruitful lands will lessen their yields.
Those who live without blame truly live.
Those who live without glory live not.
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