A few years ago it was decided giving a character in your novel a Twitter account was a good idea. I made one for Amma and had her tell the story in Tamil proverbs on the feed (along with other info, of course). I was surprised that there was a proverb for all the plot points, and actually made sense. Here are the ones from the first volume of the Trilogy. If you read Shiva's Arms, they'll make sense. If not, make of them what you will.
There is medicine for diseases, but is there any medicine for fate ?
She who is ever active is never moved.
Every man hath his own planet.
Since the letters of fate are on your head, will your fate leave you because you shave your head?
Though one weeps, will the fate written (by Brahma) be removed ?
If you are noble you will find the world noble.
The ox pulled to the shore, the buffalo pulled towards the water.
Though dirt may be got rid of, inherited fate will not expire!
There is neither cotton nor thread, yet weavers are fighting.
If the mother-in-law breaks it, it is a mud pot. If the daughter-in-law breaks it, it is a golden pot.
It is like a cat drinking milk with eyes closed.
God's justice and love smite with one hand, and embrace with the other.
The invisible God is made to shine by the revealed God.
Do not use Brahmaastra weapon on a sparrow.
What does a monkey know of the taste of ginger
·Lentils still in the market and the Brahmin is beating his wife.
Excessive familiarity causes disrespect.
One should not show his diamonds to a greengrocer!
The elephant should not marry the mouse.