Asserting Virtue’s Power



KURAL 31
Virtue yields Heaven’s honor and Earth’s wealth. What is there then that is more fruitful for a man?

KURAL 32
There is nothing more rewarding than virtue, nor anything more ruinous than its neglect.

KURAL 33
Be unremitting in the doing of good deeds; do them with all your might and by every possible means.

KURAL 34
Keep the mind free of impurity. That alone is the practice of virtue. All else is nothing but empty display.

KURAL 35
Virtue is living in such a way that one does not fall into these four: envy, anger, greed and unsavory speech.

KURAL 36
Don’t tell yourself you’ll be wise enough to practice virtue tomorrow. Do it now, for it will be your deathless companion when you die.

KURAL 37
It is utterly superfluous to inquire about virtue’s benefits, so evident in the difference between the palanquin’s rider and bearer.

KURAL 38
Not allowing a day to pass without doing some good is a boulder that will block your passage on the path to rebirth.

KURAL 39
Only virtuous deeds abound in true joy. All other deeds are empty and devoid of distinction.

KURAL 40
Virtue is merely that which should be done in life, and vice is merely that which should be avoided.


One Response to “Asserting Virtue’s Power”

  1. Holly Young says:

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