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Proverbs 11

Proverbs 11:1-6
11 The Lord detests dishonest scales,
but accurate weights find favor with him.
2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom. 1,547 more words

Proverbs 9

Proverbs 9
Invitations of Wisdom and Folly
9 Wisdom has built her house;
she has set up its seven pillars.
2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; 775 more words

poisoned root and honeyed tip

What is the one thing, O Gotama, whose killing you approve?

Having slain anger, one sleeps soundly; having slain anger, one does not sorrow; the killing of anger, with its poisoned root and honeyed tip: This is the killing the nobles ones praise, for having slain that, one does not sorrow.

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Proverbs 8

Proverbs 8
Wisdom’s Call
8 Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 At the highest point along the way,
where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 916 more words

Buddhist Wisdom

With what is the world tied down? With the subduing of what is it freed? With the abandoning of what are all bonds cut through?

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Proverbs introduction 

The word proverb usually refers to a short clever saying that offers some kind of wisdom and this book has a lot of those. They are almost all in chapters 10-29… the centre section of the book. 1,573 more words

To Criticize the Critic

What use does criticism serve, if any? I’m thinking here of the reviews of books, movies, or music, whether the smallest notices in newspapers on up to book-length studies. 623 more words