Voice of Valluvar – Chapter 60

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Chapter 60
Energy

அதிகாரம் 60
ஊக்கமுடைமை
(ஊக்கம் உடையவராக இருத்தல்)

உடையர் எனப்படுவது; ஊக்கம்அஃது இல்லார்
உடையது உடையரோ மற்று?

Udaiyarenappatuvadhu ookkam; ahdhu illaar
Udaiyadhu udaiyaroa matru.

They indeed are those
Who have energy plenty
Others just empty!

Only those who have energy deserve to be described as haves; others whatever have, they mean nothing.

உள்ளம் உடைமை உடைமை; பொருள்உடைமை
நில்லாது நீங்கி விடும்.

ULLamudaimai udaimai; portuL udaimai
Nillaadhu neengi vidum.

Mental energy
Indeed is wealth; all others
Simply leave away.

Possessing mental energy is a wealth permanent; all other possessions are temporary and even ascent.


ஆக்கம் இழந்தேம்என்று அல்லாவார்; ஊக்கம்
ஒருவந்தம் கைத்துஉடை யார்.

Aakkam izandhaem enru allaavaar; ookkam
Oruvandham kaiththu udai yaar.

Those with energy
As wealth mind not the loss of
Material wealth.

Those who value and possess the wealthy energy, never feel sorry for the loss of material wealth in life.

~*~

ஆக்கம் அதர்வினாய்ச் செல்லும்; அசைவிலா
ஊக்கம் உடையான் உழை.

Aakkam adharvinaaycellum; asaivilaa
Ookkam udaiyaan uzhai.

To energetic
Fortune visits on its own
With wealth holistic.

Fortune in the form of wealth knocks at the doors of energetic and enthusiastic people on its own without being asked for.

~*~
வெள்ளத்து அனைய மலர்நீட்டம்; மாந்தர்தம்
உள்ளத்து அனையது உயர்வு.

VeLLaththu anaiya malarneettam maandhar tham
ULLaththu anaiyadhu uyarvu.

Lotus height water’s
Man’s height of greatness depends
On energy’s height!

Just as the height of the lotus on water depends on the depth of water, man’s greatness depends on the height of his energy and enthusiasm.

~*~
உள்ளுவது எல்லாம் உயர்வுஉள்ளல்; மற்றுஅது
தள்ளினும் தள்ளாமை நன்று.

ULLuvadhau ellaam uyarvu uLLa; matru adhu
ThaLLinum thaLLaamai nanru.

Think high forever
Though fail to realize it
Leave and aim higher!

One must always think tall and aim high. Though meets with failure, one should not give up thinking high and making efforts to achieve that high aim and goal.

~*~

சிதைவுஇடத்து ஒல்கார் உரவோர்; புதையம்பின்
பட்டுப்பாடு ஊன்றும் களிறு.

Sidahaivu idaththu olkaar uravoar; pudshayambin
Pattuppaadu oonrum kaLiru.

Firm is elephant
Though hit hard; tire not the great
When failed but go on!

Just as elephants though hit carry on with its fight, the individuals though fail should carry on with energy and enthusiasm till they achieve the aim and reach the goal.

~*~

உள்ளம் இலாதவர் எய்தார் உலகத்து
வள்ளியம் என்னும் செருக்கு.

ULLam ilaadhavareydhaar ulagaththu
VaLLiyam ennum serukku.

Non energetic
Can never claim greatness here
In this world and birth.

Men without energy and enthusiasm cannot claim for any greatness for being liberal and philanthropist.

~*~

பரியது கூர்ங்கோட்டது ஆயினும் யானை
வெரூஉம் புலிதாக் குறின்.

Pariyadhu koorngoattadhu aayoinum yaanai
Veroom puli thakkurin.

With all its strength great
Elephant falls; when tiger
With energy attacks.

A strong elephant with its huge body and sharp tusk gets defeated when a lesser stronger tiger but with great energy and enthusiasm attacks the elephant.

~*~
உரம்ஒருவற்கு உள்ள வெறுக்கை; அஃதுஇல்லார்
மரம்;மக்கள் ஆதலே வேறு.

Uramoruvarkku uLLa verukkai; ahdhuillaar
Maram’ makkaL aadhalae vaeru.

Mental energy
Makes the man great and tall sure
Lest a log of wood.

Man’s real strength indeed is his energy and enthusiasm; lest he is just a log of wood. His look is just that of a human being.

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