Bear your name on the clay

Bear your name on the clay
Bear your name on the clay

A Mulberry leaf touched with the genius of man becomes silk. A field of clay touched with the genius of man becomes a castle. A cypress tree touched with the genius of man become a shrine. A cut of sheep’s hair touched with the genius of man becomes raiment for a king. if it is possible for leaves and clay and wood and hair to have their value multiplied a hundred ,a thousand fold by man, cannot I do the same with the clay with bears my name?

And just as the sun must warm the earth to bring forth the seeding of wheat so ,too, will the aforesaid words warm my life and turn my dreams into reality. Today I will surpass every action which I performed yesterday. I will climb today’s mountain to the utmost of my ability yet tomorrow I will climb higher than today, and the next will be higher than tomorrow. To surpass the deeds of others is unimportant; to surpass my own deeds is all.

And just as the warm wind guides the wheat to maturity, the same winds will carry my voice to those who will listen and my words will announce my goals. Once spoken I dare not recall them lest I lose face. I will be as my own prophet and though all may laugh at my utterance they will hear my plans ,they will know my dreams ; and thus there will be no escape for me until my words become accomplished deeds.

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