Virtues of an Indian Wife.

“A passage in the Mahabharata extolls the virtues of a wife.

The wife is half the man, the best of friends,
the root of the three ends of life,
and of all that will help him in the other world.
With a wife a man does mighty deeds,
with a wife a man finds courage.
A wife is the safest refuge;
a man aflame with sorrow in his soul or sick with disease
finds comfort in his wife as a man parched with heat finds relief in water.
Even a man in the grip of rage will not be harsh to a woman,
remembering that on her depend the joys of life, happiness, and virtue.
For a woman is the everlasting field
in which the self is born.

Civilizations of the World.

That is beautiful.