Chapter Six

அதிகாரம் 6


வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம்

  1. மனைத்தக்க மாண்பு உடையள் ஆகித்தற் கொண்டான்

வளத்தக்காள் வாழ்க்கைத் துணை

Manaiththakka maaNbuudaiyaL aakiththar koNdaan

VaLaththakkaaL vAzkkaith thuNai.

She indeed is wife

Noble and spends within means

Adds glory to life!

A good housewife is she who has the domestic virtues and who is able to maintain the household expenses well within her husband’s income.(51)

  1. மனைமாட்சி இல்லாள்கண் இல்லாயின் வாழ்க்கை

எனைமாட்சித்து ஆயினும் இல்.

Manaimaatchi illaaLkaN illaayin vaazkkai

Enaimaatchiththu aayinum il.

Sans nobility

Wife worthless in life – her wealth


If the housewife is not having the virtues of needed, all the greatness of the husband is of no avail.                                                          (52)

3 இல்லதுஎன் இல்லவள் மாண்பானால் உள்ளது என்

இல்லவள் மாணாக் கடை.

Illadhu en illavaL maaNbaanaal uLLadhu en

IllavaL maaNaak kadai.

With great thoughts and deeds

Wife worth the world –otherwise

Life zero indeed!

There is nothing not in the house if only the housewife has all the domestic virtues; whatever other things are there in the house of great value it has no meaning if that lady is not having virtues.              (53)

4. பெண்ணின் பெருந்தக்க யாவுள? கற்புஎன்னும்

திண்மைஉண் டாகப் பெறின்.

PeNNim perundhakka yaavuLa karpuennum

ThiNmai uNdaakap perin.

Chastity great wealth

In nothing else wife’s worth lies

Indeed is her worth!

When the lady is having unassailable chastity in her, there is nothing else greater to possess in life.                                     (54)

5. தெய்வம் தொழாஅள் கொழுநன் தொழுதுஎழுவாள்

பெய்யெனப் பெய்யும் மழை.

Dheivam thozaaL kozunan thozudhu ezuvaaL

Peyyenap peyyum mazai.

Worships not the God

Wife serves and worships her Lord

It rains on command!

When a housewife serves and worships her husband more than God, will fetch rain at her command.                                             (55)

6. தற்காத்துத் தற்கொண்டான் பேணித் தகைசான்ற

சொல்காத்துச் சோர்விலாள் பெண்.

Tharkaaththuth  tharkoNdaan paeNi thagaisaanra

Sol kaaththuch choarvilaaL peN.

Indeed she is wife

Caring self, spouse and honor

Is chaste all in life!

She indeed is a woman, who serves, saves, and cares for herself, her husband and children indeed can be called a woman.                      (56)

7.    சிறைகாக்கும் காப்புஎவன் செய்யும்? மகளிர்

நிறைகாக்குங் காப்பே தலை.

Siraikaakkum kaappu evan seyyum magaLir

Niraikaakkung kaappae thalai.

Control external

What avail in keeping chaste

Self control eternal!

Chastity is a virtue that is inborn and arises from self discipline; it cannot come by force from external sources.                       (57)

8. பெற்றால் பெறின்பெறுவர் பெண்டிர் பெருஞ்சிறப்புப்

புத்தேளிர் வாழும் உலகு

Petraal perinperuvar peNdir perunchirappup

PuththaeLir vaazum ulaku.

Wife with chastity

Extending all help to spouse

Finds heaven’s glory!

Housewife who takes care of her husband with all her virtues, is sure to get all glories and will have a place in heaven sure.                  (58)

9. புகழ்புரிந்த இல்இலோர்க்கு இல்லை இகழ்வார்முன்

ஏறுபோல் பீடு நடை.

Pugaz purindhail iloarkku illai igazvaarmun

Aeru poal peedunadai.

Spouse with faithless wife

Walks on earth heads down in shame

Suffers hell in life!

The husband who is not blessed with a nice housewife with all virtues, cannot walk with his head erect before those who abuse him.    (59)

10.மங்கலம் என்ப மனைமாட்சி மற்றுஅதன்

நன்கலம் நன்மக்கட்பேறு.

Manggalam enba manaimaatchi matruadhan

Nankalam nan makkatpaeru.

Noble wife adorns

The family with children

Keep them all atop!

Greatness of a family lies in the grace of an ideal housewife who takes care of home and keeps her off springs at the top.                         (60)










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