Azhukkaramai –seventeenth chapter of Kural
(Not being jealous/envious )
(One of the worst traits that a human being to have accoding to Valluvar is jealousy or Envy. Azhukku in Tamil means dirt and Jealuosy is called Azhukkaru . Though the word does not mean a river of dirt , it implies it. )
1.Ozhukkarak kolga oruvan than nenjathu,
Azhukkaru ilatha yiyalpu.
1.The one who adopts the good habit , has ,
A heart which does not have jealousy in it.
2.Vizhupethin akthoppathu illayar maatum,
Azhukaathin anmai perin.
2.A person has wealth which is matchless ,
If he does not get jealous on any person.
3.Aran aakkam vendaathaan yenpan , piran aakkam,
3.He who does not want to do Dharma aiming to go heaven,
And who does not wealth to enjoy in earthly life ,
Is the one who becomes jealous seeing others wealth.
4.Azhukathin allavai cheyyar yizhukkathin ,
Yetham padupakku arinthu.
4.Understanding the sorrow caused by the wrong path ,
Do not do evil acts caused by jealousy.
5.Azhukkaru udayaarkku athuchalum onnaar,
Vazhukkiyum kedu eenpathu.
5.Jealousy only is sufficient for those having it
To trouble them and there is no need for any enemies.
6.Koduppathu azhukaruppan chutham uduppathoom,
Unpathoom indri kedum.
6.Those who get jealous when wealth is given to others,
Would get destroyed without food and wealth along with their relatives.
7.Avvithu azhukkarudayanai cheyyaval ,
Thavvayai katti vidum.
7.He who becomes jealous unable to stifle his mind,
Would be entrusted to her elder sister by MahaLakshmi.
8.Azhukkaru yena oru paavi , thiruchethu ,
Theeuzhi uythu vidum.
8.The sinner called jealousy , after destroying his wealth,
Would lead him in the wrong path.
9.Avviya nenchathaan aakkamum chevviyaan,
Kedum ninaikka padum.
9.The wealth of the a jealous person and the sufferings ,
Of one with good conduct, would be both destroyed by his thoughts.
10.Azhukathu akandraarum illai , akthilaar,
Perukkathil theerntharum yil.
10.There is no one who has become great due to jealousy,
And there is no one who has moved away from wealth being not jealous.