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Thirukkural-On Virtue-Not Causing Injury-Kural 317

Enaithaanum enyaanrum yaarkkum manathaanaam Maanaasey yaamai thalai.

If no wrong is ever done to anyone even in thought,That itself is a cardinal virtue.

The first of virtues is doing no wrong even in thought to anyone, at any time by any means.Such shall be the crowning glory of an ascetic. It shall be equally befitting the renowned standards of a righteous house-holder too. Such men shall not even think evil to anyone, at any time or by any means.

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 14:36 [IST]