A daily chapter from South Indian saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukural, 'Holy Couplets.'
How can he practice true compassion
Riches cannot be found in the hands of the thriftless,
He who feasts on a creature's flesh is like he who wields a weapon.
If you ask, "What is kindness and what is unkindness?"
Life is perpetuated by not eating meat.
If the world did not purchase and consume meat,
When a man realizes that meat is the butchered flesh
Insightful souls who have abandoned the passion to hurt others
Greater than a thousand ghee offerings consumed in sacrificial
All life will press palms together in prayerful adoration
These daily couplets are drawn from Saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukural, an ethical masterpiece written over 2,200 years ago in South India. This American English translation, known as Weaver's Wisdom, is available at our Minimela online store.