Evil deeds follow as our shadow and ruin us – Thirukural



Evil deeds follow as our shadow and ruin us.

Like that tidal waves that ebb and rise to the shores by the force of hot air currents, desires are endless.

Real sacrifice is to burn the burden of boundless lust.

Sights of greenery and prosperity are rare in the world when rains fail.

Name and fame are for those who diligently employ their senses of taste, sight, touch, sound and smell.

Love generates aspirations for kind acts; that in turn springs up natural friendship.
– Thirukural