El papiro Prisse.
If you are weak, follow a man of excellence
and all your conduct will be good before god.
When you have known lesser men before,
do not be proud against him,
from what you knew of him before.
Respect him according to what he has become,
for goods do not come of their own accord.
This is their law for their desire.
An overflow - he has assembled it of himself.
It is the god who makes him excellent,
and protects him while he sleeps.
Follow your heart as long as you live.
Do not make a loss on what is said,
do not subtract time from following the heart.
Harming its time is an offence to the ka.
Do not deflect the moment of every day
beyond establishing your heart.
As things happen, follow (your) heart.
There is no profit in things if it is stifled.
If you are a man of excellence
and produce a son in the favour of god,
if he follows precisely the outline of your character,
and ties your things to their proper place,
do everything good for him,
for he is your son, he belongs to the shooting of your ka
Do not separate your heart from him.
Seed may make a disputant;
if he wanders, and breaks your advice,
and has rebelled against all that is said,
and his mouth wanders into evil speech,
battle him in all his words.
He who attacks you is the one they have condemned.
It means it was decreed that he be smitten (from the time he was) in the womb.
Their guidance does not stray,
their stranded never find a ferry.
If you are in the approach hall
stand and sit at every step
as was ordered to you on the first day.
Do not waver - that causes your expulsion
The sight of the one who enters to report is keen,
the space of the one he has summoned is broad.
The approach hall follows regulations,
every move according to the measure.
It is the god who promotes a place
Those who push forward are not made.
If you are to be with people
appoint for yourself people you can trust,
and be trustworthy.
The man without speech running through his body
is the one who becomes a commander himself.
A master of goods - what is he like?
Your good name is that you do not speak.
Your body is fattened for you more than your contemporaries.
You receive praise from those you do not know.
When a heart heeds only its belly,
it puts resentment of it in place of love of it.
His heart is afflicted, his body unkempt.
The great of heart is the gift of god,
the one who obeys his body belongs to the enemy.
Report your matters without hesitating
give your advice in the council of your master.
Anyone fully fluent in speaking,
will find no difficulty in being a messenger in reporting.
Noone will contest 'but who can know it?'
It is the one who exceeds his field who comes unstuck -
if he intends to prevail by it,
he has to be silent at the words 'I said so'.
If you are a leader
with broad scope in what is commanded to you,
you should do outstanding things,
so as to be remembered in days to come.
A (legal) case does not arise out of the midst of praises.
The hidden beast intrudes - and then there is resistance.
If you are to be a leader
be patient in your hearing when the petitioner speaks,
do not halt him until his belly is emptied
of what he had planned to have said.
The victim loves to sate his heart
even more than accomplishing what he came for -
if a petition is halted,
people say 'but why did he break that rule?'.
Not everything for which he petitions can come to be,
but a good hearing is soothing for the heart.
- Papiro Prisse. Prisse Papyrus. Referente del protocolo. I.
- Papiro Prisse. Prisse Papyrus. Referente del protocolo. II.
- Papiro Prisse. Prisse Papyrus. Referente del protocolo. III.
- Papiro Prisse. Prisse Papyrus. Referente del protocolo. IV.
- Papiro Prisse. Prisse Papyrus. Referente del protocolo. V.
- Papiro Prisse. Prisse Papyrus. Referente del protocolo. VI.
- Papiro Prisse. Prisse Papyrus. Referente del protocolo. VII.