Tirukkural 929: Abstaining from Alcohol

Reasoning with a drunkard is like going under water with a torch in search of a drowned man.

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The Saiva Siddhanta perspective is that Siva's wonderful universe of form is perfect at every point in time, complete and totally just, and every soul, in all stages of evolution, is an intrinsic part of it, even Siva himself.
—Gurudeva