Sow on fertile soil

Sow your seeds
On fertile soil;
That is what the wise
Farmers do.
Foolish farmers will sow
Their seeds on barren land;
Whereas seeds that are sown
On fertile soil
Will grow and sprout
And yield abundant fruit;
But seeds that are sown
On barren land,
If at all they grow,
Are not sure to yield;
And if at all they yield,
Are not sure of abundant yields;
Be wise then when you sow;
And sow your seeds,
Not on barren land,
But on fertile soil;
To reap an abundant harvest
That will give you joy.

Never soil your hands

As you struggle to carve out a place for yourself in life, be very careful. There are many unscrupulous fellows who will lure you to soil your hands to get rich.

Always bear in mind that having ill-gotten wealth is worse than being poor.

You may know some people (and they are many) who soared to great heights in earthly power just to sink into the abyss of disgrace because they soiled their hands to gain their power.

Never fall into temptation to soil your hands and put your reputation in jeopardy because of money or any other earthly advantage.


To get a good harvest…

If you want a good harvest,
Take time and prepare the soil
For planting;
If you want a good harvest,
Plant good seeds on good soil;
If you want a good harvest,
Weed your farm;
If you want a good harvest,
Add manure to the soil
If need be;
Same goes for our lives.
If you want a good harvest
From your life,
Prepare the soil well
When you are young;
Sow good seeds in your mind;
Nourish them as time goes on;
Remove the weeds;
Your harvest will be good.