|Self-control is as necessary a virtue
for the householder as for the recluse. Adakkam in Tamil may mean either
self-control or humility. Self-control, guarding against cupidity, pride and anger, is
what is dealt with here.
Self-control takes one to the gods. Want of it will push one into utter
darkness. There is no possession more precious than self-control. Watch yourself therefore
as you would watch treasure. It is well for every one to be meek, but for those who have
wealth meekness is added possession.