Tirukkural 896: Not Offending the Great

Though burnt by a fire (from a forest), one may perhaps live; (but) never will he live who has shown disrespect to the great (devotees).

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God does not destroy the wicked and redeem the righteous; but grants the precious gift of liberation to all souls.
—Gurudeva