Virtue yields heaven's honor and earth's wealth.
What is there then that is more fruitful for a man?
There is nothing more rewarding than virtue,
Nor anything more ruinous than its neglect.
Be unremitting in the doing of good deeds.
Do them with all your might and by every possible means.
keep the mind free of impurity. That alone is the practice of virtue.
All else is nothing but empty display.
Virtue is living in such a way that one does not fall into these four-
Envy, anger, greed and unsavory speech.
Don't tell yourself tomorrow you'll be wise enough to practice virtue.
Do it now, for it will be your deathless companion when you die.
It is decidedly unnecessary to inquire about virtue's benefits,
So evident in the difference between the palanquin's rider and bearer.
Allowing not a day to pass without doing some good
Is a boulder that will block your passage on the path to rebirth.
Only virtuous deeds abound in true joy.
All other deeds are empty and devoid of distinction.
Virtue is merely that which should be done,
And vice is merely that which men avoid in life.
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