|The 'world' in Indian classics,
Samskrit as well as Tamil. means enlightened people. It is not the mere majority of the
Many are those whose ambition has led them
into aggressive campaigns without properly estimating the strength at their command,
taking them to destruction:
He meets his end speedily who does not
behave wisely towards alien powers and who does not realize the limitations of his own
strength but loses himself in self over-estimation.
Too great a load of even peacock -feathers
will break the axle-tree of the cart
An incisive comparison to warn
over-confident powers that indulge, too much in the exhibition of their strength-either
against outside powers or internally.