EGYPTIAN POETRY AND PROVERBS
"In the Beginning, Egyptian legends attested, floodwaters englufed the world. Nothing stirred amid that dark and dismal expanse. Then, miraculously, a lotus blossom surfaced and opened its petals to give birth to the Sun. Rising from the blossom like a golden bird, the Sun subdued the waters and coaxed life from the emerging land. Ever after, when the Nile receded and the growing season began, its people gave thanks to the Sun god Re and to his Earthly counterpart, the Pharaoh, who claimed divine powers and kept the country fruitful"
"MAN FEARS TIME BUT TIME FEARS THE PYRAMIDS"
"I wish I were your mirror, so that you always looked at me. I wish I were your garment so that you would always wear me. I wish I were the water that washes your body. I wish I were the unguent, O woman, that I could annoint you. And the band around your breasts, and the beads around your neck. I wish I were your sandal that embraces your foot and that you would step on me!"
"LITTLE IS BETTER THAN NOTHING."
"The Sight of her makes me well! When she opens her eyes, my body is young; her speaking makes me strong; embracing her expels my malady."
"THE TEETH ARE SMILING, BUT IS THE HEART"
"Pour water on thyself: thus shalt thou be a Fountain to the Universe. Find thou thyself in every Star. Achieve thou every possibility."
"If I embrace her and her arms are open, I am like a man in the land of perfumes. If I kiss her and her lips are open, I am drunk even without beer."
"THERE IS NO DARKNESS LIKE IGNORANCE"
Hymn To The Aten
"Splendid you rise in heaven's lightland, O living Aten, creator of life! When you have dawned in eastern lightland, you fill every land with your beauty, You are beautious, great, radiant, High over every land: Your rays embrace the lands To the limits of all that you made... All eyes are on your beauty until you set, All labor ceases when you rest in the west: When you rise you stir everyone for the King, Every leg is on the move since you founded the earth. You rouse them for your son who came from your body, The King who lives by Maat, the Lord of the Two Lands"
"Know the World in yourself. Never look for yourself in the World, for this would be to project your illusion"
"Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his discipiles; In himself he must experience each stage of developing consciousness. Therefore he will "know" nothing for which he is not ripe"
"ONE FALSEHOOD SPOILS A THOUSAND TRUTHS."
"With a beaming face celebrate the joyful day and rest not therein. For no one can take away his goods with him, Yea no one has returned, who has gone hence."