Tirukkural 364: Freedom from Desires

Purity (of mind) consists in freedom from desire; and that (freedom from desire) is the fruit of the love of truth.

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The holy vel is our release from ignorance into knowledge, our release from vanity into modesty, our release from sinfulness into purity through tapas.
—Gurudeva