Dread of Evil Deeds
The sinful will not dread; the great will dread The wanton pride of sinful action. Evil begets evil and hence Fear evil more than fire. The height of wisdom, it is said, Is not to return ill even to foes. Plot not thy neighbour's fall, even forgetfully; Else, justice will plot the plotter's fall. Plead not poverty for doing ill, Whereby you will become poorer still. Let him, who seeks to be free from suffering, Not be a cause of suffering to others. Escape from other enemies is likely, But not from the relentless pursuit of evil deeds. The consequences of evil deeds leave not Like the persistent shadow under the feet. If you love yourself, Refrain from causing ill of any degree. Know that no harm shall ever befall the one Who never strays into evil.