Part 6: On consideration, kindness, and thoughtfulness
e sl: r-u k p nbod.
He who extends kindness beforehand: his goods will not stay long at the frontier.
(The generous person will always find helpers to ease his passage.)
gn-gn l mj; p--p la abni m.
The detractor of others does not possess a change of clothing; the garment of the insulter of people is always skimpy.
(People who make a habit of cutting others down never prosper either.)
k-k- fi d e ara .
The wicked person does a little wickedness to himself or herself.
(Wickedness has some adverse effect on the perpetrator.)
k-k- gbgb jb, adnilr gbgb la.
The wicked forgets kinship; the person who hurts others forgets tomorrow.
(People who inflict injury on others forget that the gods of kinship will inflict punishment on them, and that they too might be at the receiving end in the future.)
k-k j pe ara nk.
The wicked person will never describe himself as wicked.
(The wicked always strive to appear as decent, kind people.)
15. The reference is to traveling traders and tariff collectors.
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