Excessive anger is a great harm, but greater still is
The unmindfulness born of excessive pleasure.
Just as perpetual poverty slowly slays one's knowledge,
So does frequent forgetfulness destroy one's prestige.
Unmindful men will never know renown.
This is the verdict of every virtuous text in the world.
There is nothing that will provide defense for the cowardly,
And there is nothing that will produce good for the incautious.
The unmindful man who fails to guard beforehand
Against impending threats will afterwards regret his negligence.
Nothing can compare to unforgetfulness.
Extended unfailingly to all people at all times.
There is nothing too difficult for the man who
Consciously conceives and carefully executes his work.
One should do that which men extol as praiseworthy. Forgetting
This and failing to perform brings deprivation lasting seven births.
Whenever the mind is engrossed in pleasant infatuations,
One may remember men ruined by forgetfulness.
It is easy to get what you think of,
If you can get yourself to think of it.
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