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Reasonings on Ptahhotep’s Maxims, Part II

God’s Punishment II.6. Do not scheme against people, (for) God punishes accordingly … People’s schemes do not prevail. God’s command is what prevails. The belief in divine punishment for evil deeds and rewards for good ones in the afterlife was solid in the religious … Continue reading

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Reasonings on Ptahhotep’s Maxims, Part I

Kindness is man’s memorial. – Maxims of Ptahhotep II.34 Ptahhotep (whose name means “the Peace of the god Ptah”) is the most prominent philosopher and sage that we have record of from Ancient Egypt. He was believed to have lived to … Continue reading

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