Tirukkural 1: The Praise of God

As the letter A is the first of all letters, so the eternal God is first in the world

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Ahimsa is the first and foremost virtue, presiding over truthfulness, nonstealing, sexual purity, patience, steadfastness, compassion, honesty and moderate appetite.
—Gurudeva