VOICE OF VALLUVAR Part 28

Chapter 28.

அதிகாரம் 28

HYPOCRISY – A SIN

கூடாஒழுக்கம்

1 வஞ்ச மனத்தான் படிற்றொழுக்கம் பூதங்கள்

அனைத்தும் அகத்தே நகும்.

Vanja manaththaan paditrozhukkam bhoodhangkaL

Anaiththum agaththE nagum

Hypocritical

Mind and action foul – a sin

Elements five scoff!

At the people with hypocrisy and disgraceful behavior, their own five organs- body, tongue, eyes, ears and nose laugh within themselves. (271)

2. வானுயர் தோற்றம் எவன்செய்யும்? தன் நெஞ்சம்

தான் அறி குற்றப் படின்.

Vaanuyarthoatram evanseyyum? Than nenjjam

Thaan arikutarppadin.

Saintly look – what use?

Hypocrisy to the core

Life put to misuse!

With a hypocritic mind, sky high external saintly appearance of a man

is of no use.       (272)

3. வலிஇல் நிலைமையான் வல்லுருவம் பெற்றம்

புலியின்தோல் போர்த்து மேய்ந் தன்று.

Valiil nilaimaiyaan valluruvam petram

Puliyinthoal poarththumaeyndhanru.

Feigned saint weak within

Like a cow in tiger’s skin

Destroys self and soul!

A person with a weak mind feigning him to be saintly is akin to a cow in the skin of a tiger in the fields. He destroys his body and soul.   (273)

4.தவம் மறைந்து அல்லவை செய்தல்புதல்மறைந்து

வேட்டுவன் புள்சிமிள்த் தற்று.

Thavam maraindhu allavai seydhal pudhalmaraindhu

Vaettuvan puLsimiLththatru.

Wrong done in saint’s robe

Like a hidden hunter’s strike

Worst sin to the core!

Committing wrongs in the robe of a saint is akin to a hunter hiding himself behind a bush to striking birds; it is indeed a worst sin. (274)

5. பற்று அற்றேம் என்பார் படிற்றொழுக்கம் எற்றுஎற்றுஎன்று

ஏதம் பலவும் தரும்,

Patruatraem enbaar paditrozhukkam etruetruenru

Aedham palavum tharum.

Feigned sainthood betrays

Ones hypocrisy; sure makes

Him suffer and stray!

Those who pose themselves as saints out of hypocrisy are bound to regret later and sure to suffer.        (275)

6. நெஞ்சில் துறவார் துறந்தார்போல் வஞ்சித்து

வாழ்வாரின் வன்கணார் இல்.

Nenjilthuravaar thurandhaarpoal vanjiththu

Vaazvaarin vankaNaar il.

Not a saint but feigns

Committing all sins and wrongs

Scoundrel in him reigns!

None can be a greater scoundrel than the one who is not really saintly but pose himself to be so.     (276)

7. புறங்குன்றி கண்டனைய ரேனும் அகங்குன்றி

மூக்கில் கரியார் உடைத்து.

Purangkunri kaNdanaiyaraenum agamkunRi

Muukil kariyaar udaiththu.

Berry red he looks

Black like its nose, he is dark

In his ways and deeds!

Though by feigning sainthood looking like a berry, his wrong ways and deeds will be seen as a black nose in the red berry.                        (277)

8. மனத்தது மாசுஆக மாண்டார்நீ ராடி

மறைந்துஒழுகு மாந்தர் பலர்.

Manaththadhu maasu aaga maaNdaarneeraadi

Maraindhuozhugu maandhar palar.

Base mind, bathes sacred

Move around lot in the world

Liability naked!

There are people in the world with wicked and base mind but showing as if they are saints taking bath and going round.                          (278)

9. கணைகொடிது யாழ்கோடு கெவ்விது;ஆங் கன்ன

வினைபடு பாலால் கொளல்.

KaNaikodidhu yaazhkodidhu kevvidhu; aangganna

Vinaipadu paalaal koLal

Judge by their good deeds

Straight arrow deadly; bent lute

Sweet when played; mind heeds!

Though the arrow is straight, it is deadly; though bent, lute is pleasant and sweet. One is to be judged by his deeds and not by one’s appearance.                (279)

10.மழித்தலும் நீட்டலும் வேண்டா; உலகம்

பழித்தது ஒழித்து விடின்.

Mazhiththalum neettalum vaeNdaa; ulagam

Paziththadhu oziththu vitin.

Give up imposture

No need- beads beard and tuft

Ensure nice future!

Those who follow the dictum of the noble and give up the deeds that are bad in the eyes of the world need not have a shaven head or wear a long beard. (280)

 

 

 

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