The sandal wood tree does not abandon its fragrance even when it is cut. Though advanced in age, the owner of a shop does not miss a chance to make profit. Even after being crushed, sugarcane does not lose its sweetness. A virtuous man does not give up his good qualities though he may suffer deprivation.
(Transliteration: CHinnOpi chandhanatharuhu na jahAthi ganDHam vrdhDHOpi vApaNapathihi na jahAthi lAbham / yanthrArpithO maDHurathAm na jahAthi chEkshuhu kshINOpi na thyajathi shIlaguNAn kulInaha)