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Beaver boy, since you never rejected the old pond teachings of not giving up everything, you may be ready for many a best reward.
If you just respond deeply and well to "The foolish get waylaid, even by false companions" - if you just respond deeply enough to wisdom when she calls aloud in the beaver trail, raises her voice in the glittering pond.
Avoid being waylaid. Don't go along with the bandits, don't set paw on their paths. As for many others, they get caught in wicked things. Such is the end of most of those who go after ill-gotten gain.
The waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of silly beavers will destroy them.
Refrain from spreading evil-working nets. Do not spread evil. Play football instead.
Certain balanced forms of deep faith may in the end feed (save) you.
Many a British gentleman is quite like the ardent beaver who holds victory in store for the upright.
Look for insight as for silver treasure From the mouth of the water bear comes knowledge and understanding.
Someone who delights in doing wrong and rejoices in the perverseness of
evil, errs awfully. Cf Wic.
Wisdom's ways can be pleasant ways to grace your winning.
Don't forget my teaching, but keep my sweet counsels in your heart.
Preserve sound judgement and discernment In all your ways try to make your paths straight.
Clever beavers inherit honour, but silly beavers may be held up to shame.
When you lie down, go for sweet sleep as you can.
Hold on to sane instruction, don't let it go. Don't forsake sound learning. Lay hold of truthful words with all your kernel, stick to sweet counsels and you may live far better.
Take only ways that are solid and good if you can.
Maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
A loving doe, a graceful deer - may her udders satisfy you always, may you smile in her love.
When you sleep, significant kernels of wisdom may watch over you.
First-class counsels, glue them into your kernel - then you don't have to fasten them anywhere else.
Sweet, delicious counsels could work like lamps and torches, their essential teachings could be bright lights.
You can learn things from most animals through calm observation.
A beaver couple who plots evil with deceit in their hearts, can mar and stir up dissension after a while.
"The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder."
With persuasive words the wrong one may lead you astray; often seducing with smooth talk.
As Americans say, "Advice is something the wise don't need and the fools won't take (Proverb)."
Say to great beaver wisdom, "You're my sister.". Instruct a wise beaver and he may become wiser still.
If you want to sleep well each night, learn what you can where you go about.
Behind really dear fellowship lies no vows.
"It's good to have two strings to one's bow," said an old archer. "I do possess some knowledge and discretion."
Sb: Mahesh Yogi, Maharishi. The Science of Being and Art of Living. New York: Signet/New American Library, 1968.
Wic: Yutang, Lin. The Wisdom of China. London: New English Library, 1963.
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