Be spotlessly pure in heart – Tirukkural


Be spotlessly pure in heart.  (4.4)

Knowledge is an inner fortification that enemies cannot destroy, and is the ultimate impregnable defence.   (Tirukkural, 421)

That is righteousness which is free from these four things: envy, lust, wrath and harsh word. (4.5)

Virtue begets honour as well as riches and so can there be a greater good for mankind than virtue?

All lives on this earth will venerate the man who has gained control over his soul. (268)
Tirukkural