Among the wealthy, compassionate men claim the richest wealth,
For material wealth is possessed by even contemptible men.
Find and follow the good path and be ruled by compassion. For if the
Various ways are examined, compassion will prove the means to liberation.
Those whose hearts are drawn toward compassion
Will never be drawn into the dark and woeful world.
Evil deeds dreaded by the soul will not afflict
The compassionate who foster and protect all life.
This wide and wind-swept fertile earth is witness to the truth
That misery is not for men who keep compassion.
They say those who act cruelly by forsaking compassion
Must have forgotten what it means to forsake morality.
As this world is not for the penniless,
So is that world not for the pitiless!
Those without wealth may one day prosper, but those without
Kindness are utterly destitute, and their fortunes never change.
Practicing charity without compassion is as inconceivable
As realizing Truth without clarity of mind.
Before advancing against men weaker than yourself,
Ponder when you stood before those more powerful.
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