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     Yea, even to thy seven-fold birth
Recall it in the lives to come.

Who broods above a wrong in thought
     Sins much; but greater sin is his
Who, fed and clothed with kindnesses,
     Shall count the holy alms as nought.

Who dares to curse the hands that bless
     Shall know of sin the deadliest cost;
The patience of the heavens is lost
     Beholding man's unthankfulness.

For he who breaks all laws may still
     In Sivam's mercy be forgiven;
But none can save, in earth or heaven,
     The wretch who answers good with ill.


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