sAma dAna bhEda danDAdi chaturasya
sajjana pAlasya dushTa harasya
Sabaree mOksha pradasya varasya ||
He is clever in adopting four methods of dealing with opponents called Sama(gentleness), Dana(gifting), Bheda(dividing) or Danda(Punishment). He protected good people and punished the wicked ones. He respected customs of the time. He followed traditions. He granted salvation to Sabari.