Return with gladness good for evil done

A poem that Gandhi held dear.

For a bowl of water give a goodly meal;
For a kindly greeting bow thou down with zeal;
For a simple penny pay thou back with gold;
If thy life be rescued, life do not withhold.
Thus the words and actions of the wise regard;
Every little service tenfold they reward.
But the truly noble know all men as one,
And return with gladness good for evil done.

A Gujarati poem that Gandhi held dear, by Shyamlal Bhat.

Abundance is the word of the day.