Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Five Pillars

It is said that all good things are natural to those
Who know their duty and walk the path of perfect goodness.

Perfect men hold as good their own good character.
No other goodness is so perfectly good.

Love, modesty, propriety, kindly look, and truthfulness--
These are the five pillars on which perfect goodness rests.

-Tirukkural 99: 981-83