1. I have no parents: I make the heaven and earth my parents..
  2. I have no home: I make awareness my home.
  3. I have no life and death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death.
  4. I have no divine powers: I make honesty my divine power.
  5. I have no means: I make understanding my means.
  6. I have no secrets: I make character my secret.
  7. I have no body: I make endurance my body.
  8. I have no eyes: I make the flash of lightening my eyes.
  9. I have no ears: I make sensibility my ears.
  10. I have no limbs: I make promptness my limbs.
  11. I have no strategy: I make "unshadowed by thought" my strategy.
  12. I have no design: I make "seizing opportunity by the forelock" my design.
  13. I have no miracles: I make right action my miracle.
  14. I have no principles: I make adaptability to all circumstances my principle.
  15. I have no tactics: I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.
  16. I have no talent: I make ready wit my talent.
  17. I have no friends: I make my mind my friend.
  18. I have no enemy: I make carelessness my enemy.
  19. I have no armor: I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.
  20. I have no castle: I make immovable mind my castle.
  21. I have no sword: I make absence of self my sword.


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