Today's Beautiful Gem: `Precepts' from the Mahabharata.

"Enjoy the pleasure bestowed on you,
and bear the pain bestowed on you,
wait patiently for what time brings,
as does the farmer with the fruit."

"Let us overcome the angry man with gentleness,
the evil man with goodness,
the miser with generosity,
the liar with truth."

om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao