सत्यपि च सुकृतकर्मणि दुर्नीतिश्चेत् श्रियं हरत्येव ।
तैलैः सदोपयुक्तां दीपशिखां विदलयति हि वातालिः ॥
satyapi cha sukRut karmaNi durnItiH chet shriyam harati eva ।
tailaiH sadopayuktam dIpashikhAm vidalayati hi vAtAliH ॥
- bhoja prabandha
Even if one has a lot of good karma on his side, if he follows the path of sins, then all his wealth will vanish. A wick will burn well when it has enough oil. But when the wind is strong, the flame dies even with oil.
- Bhoja Prabandha