From the 46 maxims of conduct: 26. Greed yields only sorrow; contentment is best. There is no happiness greater than contentment. 27. The mischief-mongering tendency should be plucked out by the roots and thrown off. If allowed to exist, it will undermine life itself. 28. Bear both loss and grief with fortitude; try to find plans to achieve joy and gain. 29. When you are invaded by anger, practice silence or remember the name of the Lord. Do not remind yourself of things that will inflame the anger more. That will do incalculable harm. 30. From this moment, avoid all bad habits. Do not delay or postpone. They do not contribute the slightest joy. 31. Try, as far as possible within your means, to satisfy the needs of the poor, who are really God as poverty. Share with them whatever food you have and make them happy at least at that moment. (Sandeha Nivarini, Ch 7)
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