262. தவமும் தவமுடையார்க்கு ஆகும் அவம்அதனை
அஃதிலார் மேற்கொள் வது.
Translation: To 'penitents' sincere avails their 'penitence'; Where that is not, 'tis but a vain pretence.
Explanation: Austerities can only be borne, and their benefits enjoyed, by those who have practised them (in a former birth); it will be useless for those who have not done so, to attempt to practise them (now).