Beginning of the Instruction made by the Hereditary Prince, Count, King's Son, Hardjedef, for his son, his nursling, whose name is Au-ib-re. [He] says:
Cleanse yourself before your (own) eyes,
Lest another cleanse you.
When you prosper, found your household,
Take a hearty wife,¹ a son will be born you.
It is for the son you build a house,
When you make a place for yourself.²
Make good your dwelling in the graveyard,
Make worthy your station in the West.³
Given that⁴ death humbles us,
Given that life exalts us,
The house of death is for life.
Seek for yourself...