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To rule the people and serve heaven

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to rule
the people
and serve
heaven,
thrift
is
best

thrift
means
returning
from
any spending
to the way
redoubling
your
concentration,
storing up
one
meaning,
attaining
limitlessness,
and
becoming
rich

as a king
once
you are
a womb

like this,
you'll

outlast
the seed
your
roots
will grow
deeper
as
you
watch,
acquiring
long
life
by

actively
staying put
within
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