Inscriptions from the tomb of PetOsiris (from: Christian Jacq, “The living wisdom of ancient Egypt”)
Oh my twice-great master Thoth,
The Only One,
Who has no equal,
Who sees and hears whoever passes,
Who knows whoever comes,
With the knowledge of everything that happens!
You have made my heart walk upon your waters,
He who walks on your road will never stumble.
Oh people living on this Earth,
And those yet to be born,
You who come to this mountain,
You who see this tomb and pass by it.
Come, I will guide you on the Road of Life,
You will sail with a favorable wind, without accidents,
And you will arrive at the abode of the City of Generations.
The road of the man who obeys God is straight,
Happy is he whose heart urges him to follow it!
To walk on the road of God is to be filled with light,
Great are the advantages gained by those who
Discipline themselves to follow it.
It’s a monument raised by them on this Earth,
Those who follow the Paths of God,
Those who cling to the Ways of God,
Spend all their lives in joy,
Gathering riches without equal.
Thoth, the God of Knowledge, rewards every act according to its own merit.
As you act so shall you be treated.
To speak a good word is to build a monument.
Happiness is to be found in observing righteousness (Maat).
The West is the dwelling place for he who has not transgressed the Rule.
Happy is who reaches there!
Nobody can reach there unless
Their hearts have conformed exactly to the Rule.
Down there there is no distinction between rich and poor,
Unless it is in the favour of he who is found to be righteous
When weighted in the scales of justice before the master of Eternity.
— Quoted from: Christian Jacq, “The living wisdom of ancient Egypt”