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Las instrucciones de Ptahhotep

Nice Meme rated it liked it Feb 03, The Overseer of the City and Vizier Ptahhotep declares: Jacq’s series describes a vision of the life of the pharaoh: Yet a man is annoyed at having an authority above himself, zabiduria passes the period of life in being vexed thereat. Good when he has attended, good when he speaks, he who has attended has profited, and it is profitable to attend to him who has attended.

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Be not brutal; tact will influence her better than violence; her. Put not behind you the neighbor who is like you; be unto him as a companion. If you are a farmer, gather the crops in the field which the great Ptah has given you, do not boast in the house of your neighbors; it is better to make oneself dreaded by one’s deeds. If any one asserts that he beats others, Ptah will end by reducing him to impotence. As for the great man who has plenty of means of existence, his conduct is as he himself wishes.


BostonRS rated it liked it Dec 12, It is this which constitutes the merit of the children of the great. If you are among the persons seated at meat in the house of a greater man than yourself, take that which he gives you, bowing to the ground. What he tells us, let it be fixed in our df to satisfy him greatly let us do for him more than he has prescribed.

Who will cause me to have authority to speak, that I may declare to him the words of those who have heard the counsels of former days? This term, the Middle Egyptian syntax and the late Middle Kingdom date of the two earliest surviving manuscript copies, point to sablduria Twelfth Dynasty date of composition.

Las instrucciones de Ptahhotep

His tongue is in accord with his mind; just are his lips when he speaks, his eyes when he gazes, his ears when he hears. It is a fatal malady which leads to discord, and there is no longer any existence for him who gives way to it. Es de lo que abomina el ka. A teachable auditor is formed, because I have attended.

The other “children” are only young officials trained for government and who are nicknamed “sons of the pharaoh”. Although many of the principals mentioned are common sense to me, these were principals that Egyptians lived ee.

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All that which makes the soul equal penetrates him who hears it, and that which it says produces no satiety. Having reached the great age of he decided to pass on his experience by setting down a collection of sayings, or ‘wisdoms. Your merit then is worth more than those who did you honor. Walt Thedetailguy rated it it was amazing Jun 20, If you find a disputant while he is hot, and if he is superior to you in ability, lower the hands, bend the back, do not get into a passion with him.


As for that which is hateful according to the law, condemn it by unveiling it. His conduct is perfect while error carries away the unteachable. Beginning of the arrangement of the good sayings, spoken by the noble lord, the divine father, beloved of Ptah, the son of the king, the first-born of his race, the prefect and feudal lord Ptah-hotep, so as to instruct the ignorant in the knowledge of the arguments of the good sayings.

Christian Jacq is a French author and Egyptologist. If you are wise, look after your house; love your wife without alloy.

When a son receives the instruction of his father there is no error in all his plans. He sees knowledge in ignorance, profit in loss; he commits all kinds of error, always accordingly choosing the contrary sabiduroa what is praiseworthy.

The wisdom is for all Humanity and applied to everyday life, will create a Peaceful Way of Being. For it introduces discord between fathers and mothers, as well as between brothers and sisters; it causes the wife and the husband to hate each other; it contains all kinds of wickedness, it embodies all kinds of wrong.

O Ptah with the two crocodiles, my lord, the progress of age changes into senility.