Rajendran Muthiah

Gold Star - 15,201 Points (16.03.1950)

On Self-Control (By St. Thiruvalluvar In Tamil) - Poem by Rajendran Muthiah

121.Self-control elevates to the realm of immortals.
But indulgence takes one to step in the hellish portals.
122.Guard your self-control as a great treasure.
No other gain to human life is of greater measure.
123.Being self-restraint, knowing it as the virtue of the wise,
takes you to the ken of the learned and earn their praise.
124.The mien of a man who is steadfast in self-control
surpasses the peak of a lofty mountain.
125.Humility is good to all. But to the wealthy among them,
It is yet another greater wealth.
126.If a man restrains his five senses in his one birth
It will be a blessing to him through the seven births.
127.Whatever you fail to guard, fail not to guard your tongue.
Or else grief is yours being caught into fault of tongue.
128.The merits of all your past good deeds come to naught
when you utter a single evil word.
129.Fire burnt wound heals.
But the wound by the bitter tongue never heals.
130.Guarding wrath, when you learn and restrain yourself,
The God of Virtue takes you by surprise to offer help.

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