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BUSINESS MEN, by            
First Line: Business men boast of their skill and cunning
Last Line: On the chariot of mutation entered the gate of immutability?
Alternate Author Name(s): Po-yu
Subject(s): Business; China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Businessmen; Businesswomen

BUSINESS men boast of their skill and cunning
But in philosophy they are like little children.
Bragging to each other of successful depredations
They neglect to consider the ultimate fate of the body.
What should they know of the Master of Dark Truth
Who saw the wide world in a jade cup,
By illumined conception got clear of Heaven and Earth:
On the chariot of Mutation entered the Gate of Immutability?

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