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February 28, 2016


 Japanese Garden 3
Keep tools in abundance, but do not depend upon them
Appreciate your life and be content with your home
Sail boats and ride horses, but don't go too far;
Keep weapons and armor, but do not employ them
Let everyone read and write
Eat well and make beautiful things

Live peacefully and delight in your own society
Dwell within cock-crow of your neighbors
But maintain your independence from them

Know your borders and stay within them
Do not travel foolishly
Defend but do not take the lead
Best you can, maintain good relationships with all
But do not compromise yourself
When it is time to die, you will die, not they.