Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 11 Oct 2011 14:41 and updated at 11 Oct 2011 14:41


tkl.1.1.01 None can swim the Sea of Vice, but those who are united to the feet of that gracious Being who is a Sea of Virtue.
tkl.1.1.03 In this World take their stand, in Virtue s robe arrayed.
tkl.1.1.03 Of those who Virtue s Hill have scaled, and stand secure.
tkl.1.1.03 And thus to Virtue s sons the name of Anthanar men give.
tkl.1.1.04 1.1.4. Assertion of the Strength of Virtue
tkl.1.1.04 Greater than Virtue can a living man obtain?
tkl.1.1.04 Virtue will confer Heaven and Wealth; what greater source of happiness can man possess
tkl.1.1.04 No greater gain than Virtue aught can cause;
tkl.1.1.04 There can be no greater source of good than (the practice of) Virtue; there can be no greater source of Evil than the Forgetfulness of it.
tkl.1.1.04 To finish Virtue s work with ceaseless effort strive,
tkl.1.1.04 As much as possible, in every way, incessantly practise Virtue.
tkl.1.1.04 Spotless be thou in mind! This only merits Virtue s name;
tkl.1.1.04 Let him who does virtuous deeds be of spotless mind; to that extent is Virtue; all else is vain show.
tkl.1.1.04 Tis Virtue when, his footsteps sliding not through envy, wrath,
tkl.1.1.04 That conduct is Virtue which is free from these Four things, viz, Malice, Desire, Anger and bitter Speech.
tkl.1.1.04 Do deeds of Virtue now. Say not, To morrow we ll be wise
tkl.1.1.04 Defer not Virtue to another day; receive her now; and at the dying hour she will be your undying Friend.
tkl.1.1.04 Needs not in words to dwell on Virtue s Fruits: compare
tkl.1.1.04 The Fruit of Virtue need not be described in books; it may be inferred from seeing the bearer of a palanquin and the rider therein.
tkl.1.1.04 What from Virtue floweth, yieldeth dear delight;
tkl.1.1.04 Only that Pleasure which flows from domestic Virtue is Pleasure; all else is not Pleasure, and it is without praise.
tkl.1.1.04 Virtue sums the things that should be done;
tkl.1.1.04 That is Virtue which each ought to do, and that is Vice which each should shun.
tkl.1.2.00 1.2 Domestic Virtue
tkl.1.2.01 The men of household Virtue, firm in way of good, sustain
tkl.1.2.01 The man for household Virtue Famed is needful held and stay.
tkl.1.2.01 He will be said to flourish in domestic Virtue who aids the forsaken, the poor, and the dead.
tkl.1.2.01 If Love and Virtue in the household reign,
tkl.1.2.01 If the married life possess Love and Virtue, these will be both its duty and reward.
tkl.1.2.01 What Fruit from other modes of Virtue can he gain?
tkl.1.2.01 Mid all that strive for Virtue s Crown hath foremost place.
tkl.1.2.01 Others it sets upon their way, itself from Virtue ne er declines;
tkl.1.2.01 The householder who, not swerving from Virtue, helps the Ascetic in his way, endures more than those who endure penance.
tkl.1.2.01 The life domestic rightly bears true Virtue s name;
tkl.1.2.01 The marriage state is truly called Virtue. The other state is also good, if others do not reproach it.
tkl.1.2.02 If his Wife be eminent (in Virtue), what does (that man) not possess If she be without excellence, what does (he) possess
tkl.1.2.02 Who have not spouses that in Virtue s praise delight,
tkl.1.2.04 They say that the union of Soul and body in man is the Fruit of the union of Love and Virtue (in a former birth).
tkl.1.2.04 The unwise deem Love Virtue only can sustain,
tkl.1.2.04 The ignorant say that Love is an ally to Virtue only, but it is also a help to get out of Vice.
tkl.1.2.04 So Loveless beings Virtue s power to nothing brings.
tkl.1.2.04 Virtue will burn up the Soul which is without Love, even as the Sun burns up the creature which is without bone, i.e. worms.
tkl.1.2.05 The advantages of benevolence cannot be measured; the measure (of the Virtue) of the guests (entertained) is the only measure.
tkl.1.2.06 Sweet Speech, flowing from the Heart (uttered) with a cheerful countenance and a sweet look, is true Virtue.
tkl.1.2.06 If a man, while seeking to speak usefully, speaks also sweetly, his sins will diminish and his Virtue increase.
tkl.1.2.07 He who has killed every Virtue may yet escape; there is no escape for him who has killed a benefit.
tkl.1.2.08 That equity which consists in acting with equal regard to each of (the Three) divisions of men Enemies[, Strangers and Friends] is a pre eminent Virtue.
tkl.1.2.08 The great will not regard as Poverty the low estate of that man who dwells in the Virtue of equity.
tkl.1.2.09 If versed in Wisdom s lore by Virtue s law you self restrain.
tkl.1.2.09 Virtue, a timely aid, attends his path.
tkl.1.2.09 Virtue, seeking for an opportunity, will come into the path of that man who, possessed of learning and self control, guards himself against Anger.
tkl.1.2.10 Propriety of conduct is the seed of Virtue; impropriety will ever cause Sorrow.
tkl.1.2.11 Who laws of Virtue and possession s rights have known,
tkl.1.2.11 The folly of desiring her who is the property of another will not be found in those who know (the attributes of) Virtue and (the rights of) property.
tkl.1.2.11 No fools, of all that stand from Virtue s pale shut out,
tkl.1.2.11 Among all those who stand on the outside of Virtue, there are no greater fools than those who stand outside their Neighbour s door.
tkl.1.2.11 Is not Virtue merely, tis full propriety of life.
tkl.1.2.11 That noble manliness which looks not at the Wife of another is the Virtue and dignity of the great.
tkl.1.2.11 Though Virtue s bounds he pass, and Evil deeds hath wrought;
tkl.1.2.12 Though others inflict injuries on you, yet compassionating the Evil (that will come upon them) it will be well not to do them anything contrary to Virtue.
tkl.1.2.13 Nor Wealth nor Virtue does that man Desire tis plain,
tkl.1.2.13 Of him who instead of rejoicing in the Wealth of others, envies it, it will be said "he neither Desires Virtue not Wealth."
tkl.1.2.13 The wise through envy break not Virtue s laws,
tkl.1.2.14 Though, grace desiring, he in Virtue s way stand strong,
tkl.1.2.14 If he, who through Desire of the Virtue of Kindness abides in the domestic state i.e., the path in which it may be obtained, covet (the property of others) and think of Evil methods (to obtain it), he will perish.
tkl.1.2.14 To him who, schooled in Virtue, guards his Soul from greed.
tkl.1.2.15 Though one do not even speak of Virtue and live in sin, it will be well if it be said of him "he does not backbite."
tkl.1.2.15 Than he who Virtue scorns, and Evil deeds performs, more vile,
tkl.1.2.15 To smile deceitfully (in another s presence) after having reviled him to his destruction (behind his back) is a greater Evil than the commission of (every other) sin and the destruction of (every) Virtue.
tkl.1.2.15 Death rather than life will confer upon the deceitful backbiter the Profit which (the treatises on) Virtue point out.
tkl.1.2.15 This man in words owns Virtue, not in Heart, proclaims.
tkl.1.2.15 The emptiness of that man s mind who (merely) praises Virtue will be seen from the meanness of reviling another behind his back.
tkl.1.2.16 That conversation in which a man utters forth useless things will say of him "he is without Virtue."
tkl.1.2.16 The words devoid of Profit or Pleasure which a man speaks will, being inconsistent with Virtue, remove him from goodness.
tkl.1.2.17 Thy plans shall Virtue s Power by ruin to thyself forestall.
tkl.1.2.17 Even though Forgetfulness meditate not the ruin of another. Virtue will meditate the ruin of him who thus meditates.
tkl.1.2.18 The Wealth of a man (possessed of the Virtue) of benevolence is like the ripening of a Fruitful tree in the midst of a Town.
tkl.1.2.19 Though upper Heaven were not, to give is Virtue still.
tkl.1.2.20 Fame is Virtue s Child, they say; if, then,
tkl.1.3.00 1.3 Ascetic Virtue
tkl.1.3.01 (The wise) say that those who neglect Kindness and practise cruelties, neglected Virtue (in their former birth), and forgot (the Sorrows which they must suffer.)
tkl.1.3.01 If you consider, the Virtue of him who is without Kindness is like the perception of the true being by him who is without Wisdom.
tkl.1.3.04 What gain, though Virtue s semblance high as Heaven his Fame exalt,
tkl.1.3.05 As Virtue dwells in Heart that measured Wisdom gains;
tkl.1.3.05 Deceit dwells in the mind of those who are conversant with fraud, even as Virtue in the minds of those who are conversant with rectitude.
tkl.1.3.06 This every Virtue yields spontaneously.
tkl.1.3.06 If a man has the power to abstain from falsehood, it will be well with him, even though he practise no other Virtue.
tkl.1.3.08 To any living soul, is Virtue s highest praise.
tkl.1.3.09 What is the work of Virtue? Not to kill
tkl.1.3.12 True Virtue dreads its wiles.
tkl.2.1.01 Kingship, in Virtue failing not, all Vice restrains,
tkl.2.1.01 He is a King who, with manly Modesty, swerves not from Virtue, and refrains from Vice.
tkl.2.1.07 As Friends the men who Virtue know, and riper Wisdom share,
tkl.2.1.07 Let (a King) ponder well its value, and secure the Friendship of men of Virtue and of mature Knowledge.
tkl.2.1.10 With Knowledge of the measure due, as Virtue bids you give!
tkl.2.1.13 How treats he Virtue, Wealth and Pleasure? How, when life s at stake,
tkl.2.1.13 Let (a Minister) be chosen, after he has been tried by means of these Four things, viz, his Virtue, (love of) Money, (love of) sexual Pleasure, and fear of (losing) Life.
tkl.2.1.17 Learning and Virtue of the Sages spring,
tkl.2.2.01 The man who Virtue knows, has use of wise and pleasant words.
tkl.2.2.02 No higher Virtue lives, no gain more surely great.
tkl.2.2.02 Understand the qualities (of your hearers) and (then) make your Speech; for superior to it, there is neither Virtue nor Wealth.
tkl.2.2.08 (For a Minister) to blunder in the presence of those who have acquired a vast store of learning and know (the value thereof) is like a good man stumbling (and falling away) from the path (of Virtue).
tkl.2.3.03 Is source of Virtue and of choice delight.
tkl.2.3.03 The Wealth acquired with a Knowledge of the proper means and without foul practices will yield Virtue and happiness.
tkl.2.3.03 To those who have honestly acquired an abundance of riches, the other Two, Virtue( and Pleasure) are things easy (of acquisition).
tkl.2.3.06 Friendship from ruin saves, in way of Virtue keeps;
tkl.2.3.06 Friendship may be said to be on its throne when it possesses the power of supporting one at all times and under all circumstances, (in the practice or Virtue and Wealth).
tkl.2.3.14 The task of angry War with men unlearned in Virtue s lore
tkl.2.3.17 What are they, if the worthy men of mighty Virtue frown?
tkl.2.3.17 If men in glorious Virtue great are wrath, they re lost.
tkl.2.3.18 Those who Lust after their wives will not attain the excellence of Virtue; and it is just this that is not Desired by those who are bent on acquiring Wealth.
tkl.2.3.18 From those who obey the commands of their wives are to be expected neither deeds of Virtue, nor those of Wealth nor (even) those of Pleasure.
tkl.2.3.19 These none approach save those devoid of Virtue s grace.
tkl.2.4.04 Who set themselves to walk in Virtue s perfect way.
tkl.2.4.04 With truth, are pillars Five of perfect Virtue s resting place.
tkl.2.4.04 To speak no ill of other men is perfect Virtue s praise.
tkl.2.4.04 To Soul with perfect Virtue s strength endued,
tkl.2.4.04 Call them of perfect Virtue s Sea the shore,
tkl.2.4.04 If perfect Virtue of the perfect men decrease.
tkl.2.4.05 If one is easy of access to all, it will be easy for one to obtain the Virtue called Goodness.
tkl.2.4.06 Who Love abandon, self afflict, and Virtue s way forsake
tkl.2.4.07 And perfect Virtue ever dwells with shame.
tkl.2.4.07 Virtue will shrink away ashamed of thee!
tkl.2.4.07 Virtue is likely to forsake him who shamelessly does what others are ashamed of.
tkl.2.4.10 From indigence devoid of Virtue s grace,
tkl.2.4.13 Fear is the base man s Virtue; if that fail,
tkl.3.1.06 In Virtue hard to move, yet very tender, too, are we;

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