Numbers are wonderful and mysterious! Just let us think of this world WITHOUT NUMBERS. Simply not possible! It is said GREAT ZERO is Indian contribution to the world of Mathematics.
In Tamil Universal Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar in his magnum opus THIRUKKURAL describes the significance of NUMBERS and LETTERS thus:
எண்என்ப ஏனை எழுத்து என்ப இவ்விரண்டும்
கண்என்ப வாழும் உயிர்க்கு
Number and letter-
Science and art of life are eyes
That makes life better! (392)
எண்ணும் எழுத்தும் கண்ணெனத்தகும்
Number and letters are deemed to be eyes.
Though all numbers have a lot of significance, certain numbers have a special fascination for me out of which the number 3 and its multiples have a unique place! In a lighter vein I wrote some time back that I have my face shavings on all days in multiples of 3, unless otherwise that day happens to be a sacred day when shaving or hair dressing is prohibited!!!
The relevance of a discussion on number to this days Sunday story is that this is TALE OF A BLOGGER Part !2 – 600th post since the Blog was launched on 27/2/2015- Today is 565th day and the post is 600th!
Yes it is my 600th post and in tune with the tradition of ENVIUS THOUGHTS every FIFTIETH post will be TALE OF A BLOGGER and today’s is 12th- a multiple of 3 !!! And 600 again a multiple of 3!!!.
I am working on this post on 9/9/2016.
Year 2016-2+0+1+6= 9
When all the three are added, it is 27- 2+7=9
9 is a multiple of great 3!
Since the launch of the Blog In March 2015, today’s is the 81st Sunday story which number is again a multiple of 3!!!
Many world religions contain triple deities or concepts of trinity, including:
• the Hindu Trimurti
• the Hindu Tridevi
• the Three Jewels of Buddhism
• the Three Pure Ones of Taoism
• the Christian Holy Trinity
• the Triple Goddess of Wicca
This symbol a triad or trinity. It is a symbol of the unity of body, mind and spirit. The symbol is of universal significance – it is found throughout history and all over the world. It was popularized early in this century by the Russian-born artist, philosopher and scientist Nicholas Roerich. (http://www.roerich.org). It can be interpreted in many different senses: spirit/mind/body in a circle of synthesis; past/present/future enclosed in the ring of eternity; art/science/religion bound in a circle of culture.
The oldest of Indian symbols, Chintamani, the sign of happiness, is composed of this symbol and it can be found in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. It appears in the Three Treasures of Tibet; on the breast of the Christ in Memling’s famous painting; on the Madonna of Strasbourg; on the shields of the Crusaders and coat of arms of the Templars. It can be seen on the blades of the famous Caucasian swords called “Gurda” and on the swords of Japanese nobility.
It appears as a symbol in several philosophical systems. It can be discovered on the images of Gessar Khan and Rigden Djapo; on the “Tamga” of Timurlane and on the coat of arms of the Popes. It can be seen in the works of ancient Spanish painters and of Titian, and on the ancient ikon of St. Nicholas in Bari and that of St. Sergius and the Holy Trinity. It appears on the coat of arms of the city of Samarkand, on Ethiopian and Coptic antiquities, on the rocks of Mongolia, on Tibetan rings, on Buddhist banners, on the breast ornaments of all the Himalayan countries, and on the pottery of the Neolithic age.
The symbol of the triad or trinity has existed over immeasurable time and throughout the world. It can be understood as a key to the integrity and interdependence of all existence.
Symbolism and Significance of Number Six (Shashta) – Hindu Perspective
Om! Gam! Ganapathaye! Namaha!
Om! Sri Raghavendraya Namaha!
Om! Namo! Bhagavathe! Vaasudevaaya!
Om! Ham! Hanumathe! Sri Rama Doothaaya Namaha!
In Hinduism number six (6) has a unique significance; pronounced as Shan; Shat; Shad; Shasta; Shashtan; Shashti etc. correlated to key concepts and terminologies of Hindu philosophy. Some of them are;
Lord Subramanya popularly known as Shanmukha orShadaanana is symbolized as having six faces. It is believed that six faces represent the five senses and the mind. He is also known as Shan-maathura; as He was brought up by six mothers known as Kruttikas who suckled Him; hence, He is also known as Kaarthikeya.
Festivals associated with Shashti are Skandha Shashti in honour of Lord Subramanya. It is also known as Subramanya Shashti that occurs on the sixth day of bright fortnight in the lunar month of Maargasira maasam.
Lord Vishnu is free from all imperfections; possessor of auspicious, best and unlimited number of attributes (Sarvalakshanalakshanyah); six of which viz. jnaana, bala, aishvarya, viirya, shakti, and tejas are known as Shadguna; six good qualities of excellence. In Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram; in the very first sloka we find Lord Vishnu described as Vashatkarah; the one who possesses divine and auspicious qualities like; comprehensive control over everything (sovereignty); all capabilities to do and undo anything and everything; all accomplishments (Yashass); bountiful riches and prosperity, all knowledge in full form; and total dispassionateness (non attachment);
Ari means enemy; Shad-Varga means six factions. Kaama (lust, craze, desire), Krodha (anger, hatred), Lobha (greed, miserliness, narrow minded), Moha (delusory emotional attachment), Mada or Ahankara (pride, stubborn mindedness), Maatsarya (envy, jealousy, show or vanity, and pride) are the Arishadvargas. Also known as Shadripu (six enemies); they are the internal enemies which are negative passions of mankind, responsible for all kinds of difficult experiences in our lives.
These negative characters prevent mankind from realizing the ultimate reality. When these negative passions overrule, egoism gets manifested which is the biggest enemy of humans. A man with egoism becomes self centered and ignorant of his surroundings.
Shoka (sorrow); Moha (temptation); Jara (old age); Mrityu (death); Kshudha (hunger); and Pipaasa (thirst) are known asShad-Urmi; six waves of excitement (emotional and physical feelings) of the Shad-ripu.
In Sri Vishnu Sahasranama stothram sloka # 88 we find Lord Vishnu being described as Shatrujit – Shatrutapanah; that means He is the destroyer of all evil forces who can conquer any army; who is a terror and who can create panic in the enemy camp. Such Lord Vishnu is not only a slayer of external enemies; He is also a destroyer of internal enemies’ viz. the Arishadvargas. He is an Ari (Shatru) to Arishadvargas.
Shad-anganyaasa – Kara-nyaasa
Nyaasa literally means symbol or location. In the concept of Nyasa; putting or investing parts of the body and hands with manthras is; to purify (cleansing up) the body; to attain power to perform a manthra japa. It is a preparatory stage for any manthra saadhana. We usually find and perform Nyaasa during Sandhyavandana before performing Gaayathri japa. In Karanyaasa; six different parts of the palm and fingers are touched and in Shad-anganyasa where we touch six different parts of the body. This ritual is done so that the whole body of the meditator becomes charged with divine power and it has a scientific background.
Six types of duties prescribed for a Brahmin are: learning and studying of Vedas; preaching (teaching) of Vedas; giving charity; accepting charity; performing sacrifices (homa/yagna); offering sacrifice (homa/yagna);
In Bhagavadgita 18th chapter (Moksha Sanyasa Yoga) sloka # 42 Lord Sri Krishna says that; serenity (shama), self-restraint (dama), austerity (thapas), purity (shoucham), forbearance (kshaanti); uprightness/straightforwardness (aarjavam), are the six qualities (duties) a Brahman should nurture; that portrait him as a complete Brahmana besides knowledge, wisdom and faith in the Divinity.
Siksha, Kalpa, Vyaakarana, Nirukta, Chandassu, and Jyotisha are the six types of learning known as Vedaangaas.
Six Hindu schools of philosophy are; Saamkhya, Yoga, Nyaaya, Vaiseshika, Mimaamsa and Vedaantha
Shat (Six) Sakha Karthas of Kali Yuga
As per the legends; in Kali Yuga six Kings will create new eras (Sakhas) which will be named after them. They are,
Yudhistira Sakha (Dharmaraja): His calendar started in the year 3102 BC continued for 3044 years.
Vikrama Sakha: His calendar started in 57 BC continued for 135 years
Salivahana Sakha (current period): His calendar started in 78 AD and will continue for 18000 years.
Vijayabhinandana Sakha (future coming): His calendar will start in 18078 AD and will continue for 10000 years.
Nagarjuna Sakha (future coming): His calendar will start in 28078 AD and will continue for 4, 00,000 years.
Kalki Sakha (future coming): His calendar will start at the end of Kali Yuga 4, 28,078 AD and will run for 821 years when the Kali Yuga will come to an end.
Shad-Ruthus (six seasons)
A Hindu Lunar year is divided into six seasons of two months each known as Ruthus viz. Vasantha Ruthu followed by Greeshma; Varsha; Sharad; Hemantha; and Sisira Ruthu.
Chaithra & Vaisakha – Vasantha Ruthu
Jyeshta & Aaashaada – Greeshma Ruthu
Sraavana & Bhaadrapada – Varsha Ruthu
Aaswayuja & Kartheeka – Sharad Ruthu
Maargasira & Pushya – Hemantha Ruthu
Maagha & Phaalguna – Sisira Ruthu
Shad-Ruchi (six tastes)
Sweet, sour, salt, pungent, astringent, and bitter are the six tastes or flavours known as shadruchi or Shadrasas. On the Hindu New year day (Ugaadi) there is a tradition in South India of eating a sauce made with a combination of six ingredients that gives six different tastes (Shadruchi). These ingredients are Neem flowers, raw mango, jaggery, new tamarind, dry/green chillies, and salt. In some places people use sugar cane instead of jaggery and pepper instead of chillies. It is popularly called as Ugadi Pachhadi in Telugu, Bevu-Bella in Kannada. The philosophy behind eating this sauce with six tastes is to say that life is not a bed of roses it is a mixture of sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, and surprise which has to be accepted together with equanimity.
If there is a coincidence of Bhaadrapada Maasam, Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight), Sun in the constellation of Hastha and Moon in the constellation of Rohini, Shashti thithi, Sunday and Vyatheepaatha Yoga, that day is known as Kapila Shashti. Any charity, worship, homa, sacred bath, pithru tharpana etc. performed on this day is said to be highly meritorious.
Usage of Thil seeds (Sesame) in six ways during Uttaraayana Parvakaala is known as Shat-Thila Karma. It is said that, on this day one should use Thil (Sesame) seeds in six ways viz…Thila Snana, Thila Deepa, Thila Homa, Thila tharpana, Thila Dana and Thila Bhakshana.
In the Rudraaksha concept, six faced Rudraaksha is known as Shanmukhi Rudraaksha that is said to represent Lord Shanmukha (Subramanya). It is believed to bestow upon the wearer; good health, courage, learning, wisdom, knowledge and save from the worldly trauma.
Hindu astrology & Number Six
Number six has a unique place in Hindu astrology; known asShashtama bhava (sixth house); which is known as Shatru, roga and Runa bhaava in an astrological chart. It signifies mainly about enemies, diseases and debts. At the same time it is also the house of fortune (bhaagyasthaana) to the 10th house (Karma Sthaana). Virgo (Kanyaa Raasi) is the natural sixth house in the zodiac where Mercury (Budha) is the sign lord. Among the divisional charts, division number six known as Shashthaamsa(D-6); division number sixty known as Shashttyamsa (D-60); Shadvarga a combination of six divisions [Raasi (D-1), Hora (D-2), Drekkaana (D-3), Navaamsa (D-9), Dwaadasaamsa (D-12), and Thrimsamsa (D-30)] are all associated with number six. All these divisional charts are employed in making predictions.
In electional astrology number six is associated with Friday the sixth day of the week whose day lord is Venus and the sixth lunar day (thithi) is Shashti whose presiding deity is Kumara Swamy (Lord Subramanya) and sixth star is Ardra whose ruling planet is Rahu and presiding deity is Lord Shiva.
Astro-Numerology & #6
Venus is the ruling planet of number six. Those born with number six as their birth number are considered as very fortunate in their life. They get unexpected help and guidance from unknown sources. They have a magnetic personality and are able to attract others. They are joyful, amusing, warm, positive and loyal to their family. They believe in “slow and steady wins the race”. At the same time they have a tendency to brood over their past, extravagant, and are after materialistic gains and artistic pursuits.
Number six also point to our sixth sense which is otherwise known as intuition. We perceive the gross or seen world through the five physical senses (i.e. smell, taste, sight, touch and sound), our mind (our feelings), and our intellect (decision making capacity). When it comes to the unseen world or the subtle world, we perceive it through the five subtle senses, the subtle mind and the subtle intellect – more popularly known as our sixth sense. When the sixth sense is developed or activated, it helps us to experience the subtle world or subtle dimension. This experience of the subtle world is also known as a ‘spiritual experience’.
A thing is called manifest when we can perceive it through one or the other sense organs. That which is beyond all sense organs is called un-manifest. Yoga is a technique whereby the mind and intellect could be consciously brought to a steadiness and poise. For more information on Sixth Sense please click on the following link…
In the concept of Ugaadi (Hindu New Year); we have a 60 year cycle starting from Prabhava and ending with Akshaya. In monthly ceremonies performed to the deceased; the sixth one is known as Shanmaasikam. In Hindu sampradaya especially in South India, there is a tradition of performing a vedic ritual known as Shashti-Poorthi or Shashti-abdhapoorthi; on a married person attaining the age of 60 and having wife alive. It is some sort of a re-marriage, a social and religious function.Shatpadi means a poem having six lines. Six techniques of yogain Yoga Shaastra are Praanaayaama; Japa; Pratyaahaara; Dhyaana; Dhaarana; and Samaadhi.
Six sided figure Hexagon is known as Shadkona. It is said that Vajraayudha; the weapon of Lord Indra has six angles. Number six (6) is the second triangular number and first perfect number which is equal to the sum of all its divisors (1+2+3=6). In the concept of time element, a day of 24 hours is divided into 60 Ghatis comprising of 24 minutes each; with each minute havingsixty seconds and each hour having sixty minutes.
Significance of 9
According to Indian mythology, there are 4 Yugas Satya yuga – consists of 172,800 years (1+7+2+8 = 18 == (1+8 = 9)TretaYug consists of 1296000 years (1+2+9+6 = 18 = (1+8 = 9)DwaparYug consists of 864000 years (8+4+6) = 18 = (1+8 = 9) Kaliyug consists of 432000 years (4+3+2) = 9
• “Nava grahas” – Nine planets in Hindu mythology.
• Navratri – lasts nine days.
• There are 9 Purans, 108 MahaPuran (Upnishads).Mahabharat has 18 chapters (batter lasted for 18 days), Geeta has 18 chapters, Bhagavat has 108000 Shloks (verses)
I believe I should stop with this on the significance of the numbers 3,6,9 etc.
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Today is 11th September-memorial day of the National Poet MAHAKAVI SUBRAMANIYA BHARATHIYAR fro Tamilnadu whom I consider as one of my EVER-LIVING GUIDES along with the author of the magnum opus THIRUVALLUVAR born more than 2300 years ago and our FATHER OF THE NATION MAHATMA GANDHI- who hold my hands once I leave home and get back to my home safe, sound and secured.
Paying rich tributes to Bharathiyar, his ardent admirer BHARATHI DASAN would say:
பாரதியார் உலக கவி!-அகத்தில் அன்பும்
பரந்துயர்ந்த அறிவினிலே ஒளியும் வாய்ந்தோர்!
ஓரூருக் கொரு நட்டுக் குரிய தான
ஓட்டைச் சாண்நினைப் புடையர் அல்லர், மற்றும்
வீரர் அவர்!- மக்களிலே மேல் கீழ் என்று
விள்ளுவதைக் கிள்ளி விட வேண்டும் என்போர்!
சீருயர்ந்த கவிஞரிடம் எதிர்பார்க்கின்ற
செம்மை நலம் எல்லாமும் அவர் பாற் கண்டோம்!
Great National poet Subrahmaniya Bharathiyar. who attained immortality on 11/9/21
Bharathiyar is universal poet! – love in heart,
Blessed with illumining universal knowledge a part,
Never confined to a small circle of place
Narrow and hollow mindedness never he had a trace.
Courageous person he was!- discrimination in humans
Never to be allowed was his thought- a super human
All great qualities of head and heart we expect in a poet
Repository of all is he quiet!
Here is one important development which I consider to be one of the most significant experiences in my literary career.
There is a quality literary e journal by name INDIAN PERIODICAL edited by an eminent person by name Sidharth Sehgal. It has run for more than a couple of years. Besides publishing an interview with me on 31st July 2016, they have been publishing my articles titled “HERE IS VALLUVAR’S VOICE” where every week one chapter (ஒரு அதிகாரம்) of ThirukkuraL –WEALTH- அறத்துப்பால்-. So far Chapters 39 to 46 have been published (weekly updating) and all of them are available in their Archives from the beginning. It is a matter of satisfaction that this feature has been viewed from all over the globe and more than 750 views have taken place and quite a few comments have come out. I am just quoting below: You can click the following link and read as and when time permits:
1) Person of the Week at Indian Periodical
Glad to share with you all my dear viewers that this interview has been viewed by more than 1300 readers since it was posted on 31/7/16 and occupies the second slot in the most viewed articles in the Indian Periodical established in April 2004.It has got 46 comments beneath the article itself. You may also please register your response. Thanks for your support.
(2) Link for my article on THIRUKKURAL “HERE IS VOICE OF VALLUVAR” and please register your comment below the post itself.
The comments that were received on THIRUKKURAL and PERSON OF THE WEEK are reproduced below:
1. O K R Sivagnanam
on August 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm
Commandments of Thiruvalluvar on “Keeping Away from Mean Friends” and its English translation by Shri N V Subbaraman are for us to follow and ensure great rewards like:
A well-meaning Behavior,
A pristine Knowledge,
Nobility in Thought and Deed,
A noble Self and Progeny,
Greatness of Name and Fame,
Joy even in Next Birth, and
How Good or Bad We are!
What else do we need to have in our life?
2. KANDASWAMY C
on August 28, 2016 at 3:56 pm
It is the good company like your good self that we had elevated us officially and mentally(பெரியாரைத்துணைக்கோடலின் செயல் விளைவுத்திறன் ). Translation and content creation are wonderful.
1. K R Ramani
on July 31, 2016 at 8:12 pm
` The wise people have everything on earth even though they have nothing in fact; fools have practically nothing even if they have all ` . Man is keen to acquire so many possessions in life but it is WISDOM that man should strive most to acquire and possess. Study of Tirukural helps man to acquire WISDOM. Subbaraman helps the non Tamilians to study Tirukural through his translation. It is a laudable service.
2. N V Subbaraman
on August 2, 2016 at 12:27 am
Here is a message by way of feedback on HERE IS VOICE OF VALLUVAR received from Dr. Veda Viswanathan from the University of Maryland, USA.
It is indeed a great pleasure to know of your existence and the noble work that you have been doing in spreading the value of Thirukkural. I have enjoyed reading both the links that you have sent and will be sending your Kural translation to my children as and when I get them so that they do not lose out.
Needless to say that I am very impressed by the literary flavor and pray to the Almighty that you enjoy a long and cherished life in your endeavors.
With kind regards,
Veda Viswanathan, MD, FRCP(Lon), FACP, FACG, AGAF
Chief of Gastroenterology
University of Maryland Upper Cheasapeake Health Systems
Director, Harford Endoscopy Center
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
on July 24, 2016 at 5:09 am
It is highly gratifying that Mr NVS is spreading the great pearls of Thiruvalluvar among the Non- Tamil people too by his translation. May his service continue forever.
2. H.K. Chaudhary.
on July 25, 2016 at 11:57 am
Excellent translation for one who does not understand Tamil! The importance of good listening comes through the couplets clearly. After reading the comments the translation becomes more understandable. It is a great introduction to the renowned poet. Looking forward to more such translations from sh. Subbaraman.
on July 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm
திரு சுப்பராமன் அவர்களின் திருக்குறள் மொழிபெயர்ப்பு அருமை, எளிமை. உங்களின் தமிழ்த்தொண்டிற்கு தலைவணங்கி வாழ்த்துகிறேன். இரா.ஆறுமுகம், மதுரை.
4. Elizabeth Kurian “Mona”
on July 25, 2016 at 12:57 pm
The inspiring words of Thiruvallavur- so simple yet so profound and universal are reaching readers across the world thanks to the translations and blogs of Mr.NVS. All best wishes in this noble labor of love.
on July 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm
I wholeheartedly appreciate Thiru N.V.Subbaraman Sir, for his noble service to Tamil by his translation of Thirukkural. It is brief, simple and meaningful. May his service continue! R.Arumugam, Madurai
on July 26, 2016 at 8:43 am
A direct, simple and lucid work on a subject not handled frequently. Bala
7. N V Subbaraman
on July 27, 2016 at 10:16 am
Thanks for the responses of HK choudhary, Elezabeth Mona,R. Arumugam, Bala.
In Indian Periodical you will find 4 parts so far. Thirukkural parts 39, 40, 41and 42 அதிகாரங்கள். -பொருட்பால். With the support of Sri Sidharth Sehgal, Editor of Indian Periodical, and the God’s grace I hope to complete all the 108 parts (39 to 108) week by week. 38 parts of VIRTUE you can read in my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com.
Thanks again for your inspiring responses.
8. O K R Sivagnanam
on August 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm
Importance of listening to the wise and the noble well brought out by Shri.NVS as found in Thirukkural!
It’s a great virtue by itself, and makes one humble and modest.
Even illiterates stand to gain through the words of wisdom sprinkled by the wise.
One becomes learned and glorious, and falters not among the foolish.
Listening is so important that food for thought takes precedence to food for the stomach.
Our ears and hearing faculty lose their value if we are not true listeners.
As listening is capable of being a rescuer to face problems and challenges, listening is an attribute well followed in our own interest.
The translation by Shri.NVS caters well to the needs of those not well versed in Tamil.
May his literary service benefit the humanity!
on July 17, 2016 at 4:22 am
Insightful. Very relevant for these days. Beautifully translated.
2. KANDASWAMY C
on July 17, 2016 at 11:28 am
ஐயா, மொழி பெயர்த்தல் என்பது மூலத்தை எழுதுதலின் கடினமானது. மூலத்தின் மொழியாகும், நடை என்ற வட்டத்தில் அடங்கிவிடாது, மூல ஆசானாக தன்னை வடிவெடுத்து, அவரது எண்ண அலைகளோடு இணைந்து(sync) அவர் சொல்ல வந்த கருத்து இம்மியும் பிறழாமல் செய்ய வேண்டிய வித்தை. இந்த விந்தையின் ஊடே, மொழி பெயர்ப்பு செய்யப்படும் மொழி இலக்கணம், சொல்லாதிக்கம், எதுகை, மோனை என அனைத்து நுணுக்க வேலைப்பாடுகளும் இம்மியும் பிறழாத precision உடன் செய்ய வேண்டிய கலை. எடுத்துக்காட்டாக காண்டேகர் புதினங்களை கா.ஶ்ரீ.ஶ்ரீ. மொழி பெயர்ப்புகளில் இவ்வித்தையைக் காணலாம். இந்த விந்தையை உங்களிடம் காண்கிறோம். வாழ்க வளமுடன்.
3. KANDASWAMY C
on July 17, 2016 at 11:30 am
மன்னிக்க. மூலத்தின் மொழியழகும் எனப் படிக்கவும்.
4. R VENUGOPAL
on July 17, 2016 at 12:53 pm
Hearty congrats Mr NV Subbaraman on your treatise on Valluvam- beautifully translated.
on July 18, 2016 at 10:13 am
அன்று: வள்ளுவன் தன்னை உலகினுக்கே தந்து வான்புகழ் கொண்டது தமிழ்நாடு
இன்று: அதே வள்ளுவனை உலகினுக்குக் காட்டி வான்புகழ் கொள்கிறார் திரு. சுப்பராமன் அவர்கள்.
அவர் வாழ்க. அவரது பணி வெல்க.
on July 20, 2016 at 1:54 am
The differences and limitations and strengths of the unlearned and the learned are well brought by Sri NVSubbaraman in his translation of Tamil poet Thiruvalluar’s Thirukkural titled as Valluar’s voice. Hearty congratulations to Sri Subbaraman
1. Dr M G Bhaskar
on August 22, 2016 at 2:21 am
The Quintessence of Valluvar’s sense !
on August 22, 2016 at 3:03 am
Pearls of wisdom worldly and precious not countered by passage of time, indeed more shining as time passes! Great morning Sir and congrats Sir
3. K.K. middha
on August 22, 2016 at 5:15 am
Take your own time to find a good friend but take centuries to give up a Noble friend.
on August 22, 2016 at 9:11 am
A very nice & wonderful translation and very aptly
described the importance of having good friends and elders around us. No exaggeration. It is 100% true, in today’s life it is much more essential to have elders view and good and learned friendship.
Thank you ji.
5. O K R Sivagnanam
on August 22, 2016 at 3:52 pm
The English rendition by Shri.NVS of Valluvar’s words of wisdom on usefulness of a noble friendship is clear and crisp.
Great you become;
Strength you embrace ; and
Future sufferings you know beforehand –
all these are a definite possibility, once you choose a friend wiser and nobler than yourself!
To be competent, and successful, with no foes around to trouble him, a ruler invariably needs the blessings of a true and wise friend who is never hesitant on pointing fingers at him whenever a mistake is committed!
The contention that our action of showing the door to one single true friend is more harmful than having any number of enemies with us is suffice to learn the positive impact of good friendship!
” A friend in need is a friend indeed “and only such a companion can make our life joyous and peaceful!!!
6. Elizabeth Kurian “Mona”
on August 23, 2016 at 4:46 am
Inspiring thoughts on friendship expressed by the great Valluvar conveyed beautifully by NVS. A fitting tribute indeed!
7. G.Krishna Prasad
on August 23, 2016 at 6:51 am
Though I can speak, read and and to some extent write Tamil, my mother tongue, the likes of me away from TN have no schooling in Tamil , so deprived of in depth knowledge of this World’s greatest work on Ethics by Thiruvalluvar, and this void is filled to a great extent by Shri NVS. Velukkudi Krishnan Swami whose discourses I follow quotes profusely from Thirukkural-I also enjoy James Vasanthan’s Quiz show on Vijay TV “Oru Varthai, Orulaksham” where proficiency in Thirukkural plays a prominent part.
8. Thupakula ramamurthi
on August 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm
True to the spirit of meaning and content in Thirukkural, I am fortunate to have your translation of the great poet’s verses in lucid analogy of true friendship. This amply suits modern psychology.
Number views and comments thereon give me a sense of joy and satisfaction. After all that in fact sustains an ordinary creator/writer like me.
This much is for the TALE OF A BLOGGER PART XII.In this series we shall meet again at TALE OF A BLOGGER PART XIII probably on October 30th God willing.