Chapter Twenty Five

அதிகாரம் 25


அருள் உடைமை

  1. அருட்செல்வம் செல்வத்துள் செல்வம் பொருட்செல்வம்

பூரியார் கண்ணும் உள.

Arutchelvam selvaththuL selvam porutselvam

Pooriyaar kaNNum uLa.

Wealth of wealth compassion

Worldly wealth with loafers too

Should try with passion!

Of all the wealth with the noble people, compassion is the wealthiest; monetary wealth is available with the loafers too.             (241)

  1. நல்லாற்றால் நாடி அருளாள்க; பல்லாற்றால்

தேரினும் அஃதே துணை.

Nallaatraal naadi aruLaaLka; pallaatraal

Thaerinum ahudhae thuNai.

Acquire compassion

Virtue of virtues the best

True companion!

Realizing the nobility of showing compassion to all, be compassionate .Compassion alone stands up with the nobles.                               (242)

  1. அருள்சேர்ந்த நெஞ்சினார்க்கு இல்லை; இருள் சேர்ந்த

இல்லா உலகம் புகல்.

AruLsaerndha nenjinaarkku illai; iruL saerndha

Illaa ulagam pugal

Those with compassion

See not the world of darkness

God incarnation!

For those virtuous people with compassion for all at heart, do not have the miserable life in the world of ignorance.                           (243)

  1. மன்னுயிர் ஓம்பி அருள்ஆள்வார்க்கு இல்லென்ப

தன்உயிர் அஞ்சும் வினை.

Mannuyir oambi aruLaaLvaarkku illenba

Than uyir anjum vinai.

Merciful to all

Taste not the evils of life

They alone stand tall!

Those who are compassionate to others, will never face evils of life. (244)

  1. அல்லல் அருள்ஆள்வார்க்கு இல்லை; வளிவழங்கும்

மல்லல்மா ஞாலம் கரி.

Allal aruLvaazhvaarkku illai vaLivazhangum

Mallal maa njaalam kari.

Who have compassion

Know no sorrows; the noble

Stand as witness sure!

Those noble with compassion in heart have no sorrows in life; the noble people in the world reigned by air stand witness to this.      (245)

  1. பொருள்நீங்கிப் பொச்சாற்றார் என்பர் அருள்நீங்கி

அல்லவை செய்துஒழுகு வார்.

PoruLneengip pochchaatraar enbar aruL neengi

Allavai seydhuozugu vaar.

Merciless suffer

Values discarded, they have

Nothing left buffer!

Those who commit wrong things without compassion, discarding values, forget the goal of virtuous life and lead their life.           (246)

7.அருளில்லார்க்கு அவ்வுலகம் இல்லை; பொருள்இல்லார்க்கு

இவ்வுலகம் இல்லாகி யாங்கு.

AruL illaarkku avvulagam illai; poruL illaarkku

Ivvulagam illaagiyaangu.

Merciless have no

Space in heaven; as the poor

On earth, sure they go!

The poor have no life on the earth; similarly the merciless people-having no compassion for others –have no place in heaven.             (247)

8.பொருள்அற்றார் பூப்பர் ஒருகால்; அருள்அற்றார்

அற்றார்மற்று ஆதல் அரிது.

PoruLatraar pooppar orukaal’ aruL atraar

Atraarmatru aadhal aridhu.

The poor may go rich

Merciless never earn fame

Law of Nature’s touch!

As per Law of Nature, the poor may become rich but the people without compassion can never get name and fame.                         (248)

  1. தெருளாதான் மெய்ப்பொருள் கண்டற்றால் தேரின்

அருளாதான் செய்யும் அறம்.

TheruLaadhaan meypporuL kaNdatraal thaerin

AruLaadhaan seyyum aram.

Good deeds of the heartless

Akin to dull head’s knowledge

Compassion priceless!

Just as a dull headed person cannot understand and appreciate a good literary work, a merciless person without compassion cannot do virtuous deeds.                         (249)

  1. வலியார்முன் தன்னை நினைக்கதான் தன்னில்

மெலியார்மேல் செல்லும் இடத்து.

Valiyaar mun thannai ninaikka than thannil

Meliyaarmael sellum idaththu.

Put self before the strong

As you confront the poor weak

You will see the wrong!

When a person without compassion, confronts a poor and weaker person, he should think of himself being confronted by a person stronger than himself.                                      (250)


With this 25th chapter of Valluvar, 2015 ENVIUS THOUGHTS will be over on THIRUVALLUVAR. Next Chapter 26 will be in the first week of January 2016 only. I do hope this Thirukkural translation is interesting to the Blog Viewers.  Thanks for your support.



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