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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Some reactions are healthy; others are unhealthy. The reaction to a reaction is destructive, whereas the reaction itself, when viewed with a balanced mind, eventually becomes an asset.
—Gurudeva