Tirukkural 557: The Cruel Sceptre

As is the world without rain, so live a people whose king is without kindness.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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