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Sant Tukaram Teachings on Inner Qualities

The shell of the coconut is hard, but the inside is excellent. In accordance with this, remember, that purity inside is what we aim at. The jackfruit has a thorny rind, but it is sweet within.

The sugarcane is hard and black outside but it is well flavored and sweet within.

Our food owes its flavor to salt.

The value of a thing depends on its inner qualities; what do its faults outside matter?