Tirukkural 193: Against Vain Speaking

That conversation in which a man utters forth useless things will say of him "he is without virtue"

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Nothing is more precious than the first soul-quickening, life-changing shaktipata from a guru. Nothing is more central to spiritual awakening than the progressive dikshas, or initiations, he bestows.
—Gurudeva