Tirukkural 1065: The Dread of Mendicancy

Even thin gruel is ambrosia to him who has obtained it by labour.

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Purity, devotion, humility and charity are the four keys to good conduct. Of these, purity is the cardinal virtue. We cultivate purity by thinking, speaking and doing only that which is conceived in compassion for all.
—Gurudeva