हित्वा धर्मं तथार्थं च कामं यस्तु निषेवते ।
स वृक्षाग्रे यथा सुप्तः पतितः प्रतिबुध्यते ॥
- रामायण, किष्किंधा
hitvA dharmam tathA artham cha kAmam yastu niShevate ।
sa vRukSHagre yathA suptaH patitaH pratibuddhyate ॥
- rAmAyaNa, kiShkindhA
He who indulges in Kama having forgotten about dharma (morality) and even artha(wealth) will realize his mistake only after he is hurt. Just like a person who is sleeping on a branch of the tree. He will be woken up only when he falls.
- Ramayana, Kishkindha