लीनं दिवाभीतमिवांधकारं ।
क्षुद्रेऽपि नूनं शरणं प्रपन्ने
divAkara aadrakShatiyo guhAsu
lInam divAbhItam ivAndhakAram ।
kShudro api nUnam sharaNam prapanne
mamatvam ucchaiH shirasAm atIva ॥
In the Himalayas, there are caves where Sun rays have never entered. Inside, those afraid of sunlight - darkness and owls are safe. It is the noble quality of the virtuous people that protect even the weak (and lowly) when they ask for refuge.