Chapter 29

அதிகாரம் 29



  1. எள்ளாமை வேண்டுவான் என்பான் எனைத்துஒன்றும்

கள்ளாமை காக்கதன் நெஞ்சு.

ELLaamai vaeNduvaan enbaan enaiththuonrum

KaLLaamai kaakkathan nenju.

Indulge not in fraud

If not to be insulted

Guard from evil deeds!

One who does not desire disgrace has to ensure that his mind does not yearn to covet even the most valuable thing from others by fraud. (281)

2. உள்ளத்தால் உள்ளலும் தீதே; பிறன்பொருளைக்

கள்ளத்தால் கள்வேம் எனில்.

ULLaththaal uLLalum theedhae; piranporuLaik

KaLLaththaal kaLvaem enil.

It brings awful woes

Very thought of defrauding

Coveting others!

Even the thought of defrauding amounts to defrauding. Hence coveting others things by fraud indeed brings all woes and sufferings.    (282)

3. களவினால் ஆகிய ஆக்கம் அளவுஇறந்து

ஆவது போலக் கெடும்.

KaLavinaal aagiya aakkam aLavuirandhu

Aavadhu poalak kedum.

Wealth through coveting

Disappears in no time

A sin – demeaning!

Wealth earned through fraud though appear to be increasing, will disappear at any time. Indeed is a sin and disgraceful.       (283)

4. களவின் கன்றிய காதல் விளைவின்கண்

வீ யா விழுமம் தரும்.

KaLavin kandriyakaadhal viLaivinjkaN

Veeyaa vizumam tharum.

Fruits of fraud and greed

Though seem sweet, bring bitter woes

Attempt and get freed!

The desire to covet others things through fraud, though appear to be sweet at the beginning, will turn into bitter woes at the end. (284)

5. அருள்கருதி அன்புடையர் ஆதல் பொருள்கருதிப்

பொச்சாப்புப் பார்ப்பார்கண் இல்.

AruLkarudhi anbudaiyaar aadhal poruLkarudhip

Pochchaappup paarppaarkaN il.

To show love and grace

Is not the wont of a fraud

He covets and falls!

The one who wants to covet through fraud, can never even externally show love and grace.                            (285)

6 அளவின்கண் நின்றுஒழுகல் ஆற்றார் களவின்கண்

கன்றிய காத லவர்.

ALavinlaNnindru ozugal aatraar kaLavinkaN

Kandriya kaadha lavar

Whose life uncontrolled

Go with love and lust for fraud

Get bad uncontrolled!

Those who want to covet from the hard earned people, by fraud cannot have a controlled life.    (286))

  1. களவுஎன்னும் காரறி வாண்மை அளவுஎண்ணும்

ஆற்றல் புரிந்தார்கண் இல்.

KaLavuennum kaararivaaNmai aLavueNNum

Aatral purindhaarkaN il.

Those who know their strength

Know well the evils of fraud

Indulge not a length!

Those who want to lead a life of simplicity and frugality will never indulge in fraudulent activities.                     (287)

8. அளவுஅறிந்தார் நெஞ்சத்து அறம்போல் நிற்கும்

களவுஅறிந்தார் நெஞ்சில் கரவு.

ALavuarindhaar nenjaththu arampoalnirkkum

KaLavuarindhaar nenjil karavu.

Fraudulent mind stands

As a virtuous thought holds

Hold to virtue strong!

Virtue will be with those who lead a simple and frugal life; those who indulge in fraud will have fraudulent mind.        (288)

9. அளவுஅல்ல செய்தாங்கே வீவர் களவல்ல

மற்றைய தேற்றா தவர்.

ALavualla seythaangae  veevar kaLavalla

Matraiya thaetraadhavar.

Evil thoughts bring doom

They sure suffer and perish

Shun fraud, avoid gloom!

Those who indulge in fraud will suffer and perish and hence one should shun fraud and avoid woes.          (289)

10.கள்வார்க்குத் தள்ளும் உயிர்நிலை கள்ளார்க்குத்

தள்ளாது புத்தேள் உலகு.

KaLvaarkkuth thallium uyirnilai kaLLaarkkuth

ThaLLaadhu puththaeL ulagu.

Fraudulent falls sure

Liability on earth

Heaven greets the pure!

To those who commit fraud, even their body will not help and they perish; those who are not and lead a life virtuous will surely go to heaven.  (290)

3 thoughts on “VOICE OF VALLUVAR Part 29

  1. I hope you don’t mind me saying this. I find the tamil, then the English and the translation a bit confusing. I think it would be best to use different fonts or colours.

    All the very best!


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