“”It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment’s grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one’s life.” – Chanyaka

This is a more elegant way of saying Death Before Dishonour.

In marriage, disgrace comes from betrayal, and it’s something that can never, ever be fully redeemed in the temporal relationship. It can be forgiven, and the marriage can endure, but it will never be the same.

A cup that is broken can be mended, and used again, but it will always bear the signs of the repair. It will never be among one’s best china, even if it is loved and used.

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