Tirukkural 93: The Utterance of Pleasant Words

Sweet speech, flowing from the heart (uttered) with a cheerful countenance and a sweet look, is true virtue

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A better word than death is transition, passing into a new form of life--life into life. It is similar to moving to a new country, having completed all of one's tasks. Death is a closing of the door on deeds well done, on all beneficial karmas.
—Gurudeva