Tirukkural 749: The Fortification

A fort is that which derives excellence from the stratagems made (by its inmates) to defeat their enemies in the battlefield.

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Austerity is the fire that straightens the twisted life and mind of an individual, bringing him into pure being, giving a new start in life, awakening higher consciousness and a cosmic relationship with God and the Gods, friends, relatives and casual acquaintances.
—Gurudeva