(The goodness of companion to life)
(After clearly establishing that life of house holder is great , The great Valluvar goes on to tell the need for a good wife for having a great life. Suitable life depending on monetary status, good virtue, respect for her husband , self protection of herself and good treatment of her husband are the hallmarks of a good wife according to the poet.He clearly points out that a man without good life would lead a miserable life .Finally he ends the chapter by saying , getting children would make family life much more greater.)
1.Manai thakka manpudayal aakithan konadan,
Valathakkal vaazhkkai thunai
1.He who gets a companion who has good nature to suit his home,
Would get a companion who lives within his income.
2.Manai makshi illal kan yillayin , Vazkkai ,
Yenaimakshithu aayinum yil.
2.If suitable characters are not there in his wife ,
His life would be useless in spite of having everything.
3.Yillathiyen yillaval maanpaal ullathuyen ,
Yillaval manaa kadai .
3.There is nothing that is not there if his wife is good natured,
But he would have nothing , if his wife is to the contrary.
4.Pennin pernthakka ya aula , karpu yennum,
Thinmai undaga perin .
4.If his wife has got virtue , there is nothing greater,
Than that he can have .
5.Deivam thozaal kozhunan thozhuthu yezhuvaal,
Peyyena peyyum mazhai
5.If a lady who does not worship gods but gets up,
After saluting her husband , commands , it would rain.
6.THarkathu tharkondar peni thagai Chandra ,
Chor katthu chorvu ilal pen.
6.She who protects herself , nurtures her husband and protects ,
The fame that she has, is the Lady who does not forget her goodness.
7.Chirai kakkum kappu yevan cheyyum makalir ,
Nirai kakkum kappe thalai.
7.How can artificial protection , protect a lady,
What is topmost important is the protection that she gives herself to her virtue.
8.Pethaan perin peruvar pendir permchirappu ,
Puthelir vaazhum ulagu
8.If the husband gets proper treatment from his wife ,
She would get great treatment in land of devas
9.Piugazh purintha illilorkillai yigazhvar mun,,
Yeru pol peedu nadai.
9.If a man does not get wife without praiseworthy qualities,
He cannot walk royally like a male lion before those who chide him
10.Mangalam yenba manai matchi mathathan ,
Nankalam nanmakkal peru
10.Auspeciousness is having a wife with great qualities,
And an ornament to it is getting good children.