Tirukkural 1078: Baseness

The great bestow (their alms) as soon as they are informed; (but) the mean, like the sugar-cane, only when they are tortured to death.

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We should be uplifting to our fellow man, not critical or injurious. We should be loving and kind, not hateful or mean.
—Gurudeva